Interns learn graveyard upkeep

More than a dozen interns learned to care for burial sites of the interred through a program at Woodlawn Cemetery. Jontae Stanley says she had

More than a dozen interns learned to care for burial sites of the interred through a program at Woodlawn Cemetery.

More than a dozen interns learned to care for burial sites of the interred through a program at Woodlawn Cemetery. (8/31/16)

THE BRONX - More than a dozen interns learned to care for burial sites of the interred through a program at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Jontae Stanley says she had been working a dead-end job before coming to Woodlawn.

She and 14 other interns in the cemetery's preservation training program took part in a project to restore a family monument.

They learned to clean, repair and mortar graveyard stones and earned certifications to help them get jobs.

Many of them scored interviews before they even graduated the program.

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