Operation Fresh Start sets opening date

Over 200 Operation Fresh Start students have been working hard to renovate the former Holy Cross Church and School into a their new headquarters, and soon they will see the fruits of their labor.

The organization, headed by Executive Director Greg Markle, gives disconnected youth ages 16–24 a path toward self-sufficiency through job training and other programs. The nonprofit has been located at 1925 Winnebago St. and launched a $4.5 million capital campaign in 2015, which allowed for the purchase and preparation of the former church at 2670 Milwaukee St. The students handled much of the work.

The new building is set to open Jan. 22, according to a story in the Capital Times.