Over the past two years, hundreds of Operation Fresh Start participants have helped renovate a former church on Madison's east side, building an expanded site that will serve twice as many youth seeking education and job training.

The alternative education program was operating out of a much smaller space at 1925 Winnebago St. At more than twice the size of the 10,000-square-foot old facility, the new building at 2670 Milwaukee St., formerly Holy Cross Church and School, will allow the program to double the number of youth served to between 400 and 500 per year. OFS can also add programming.