The home needs to be renovated before K-Serve can be launched, she said.
That’s where the students from Michigan State and Western Illinois come in.
Over the next few weeks, the students will spend time in Kokomo working on the house. They will clean out the home, remove carpet and wallpaper and make sure the walls are ready to be painted, Grohman said.
Taflinger said their help is a huge blessing. The two local not-for-profits are hoping to have the house ready for the first summer session in June.
“It would take forever for a few people to do the work,” he said. “Now we’ll be able to see a lot of progress quickly.”
Taflinger said he is excited about the new venture. The work the K-Serve interns will do will benefit the community.
But the experiences will benefit the interns.
“We want them to be stronger, better,” he said. “We want to simplify their lives, get them away from material things.”