Lashon Amado
"Throughout the program, I gained a discipline that would be crucial to my transition into higher education and getting a job that paid a decent wage."
Ruben Castro
"On my first day, I didn’t even know how to read the marks on a tape measure. When I graduated, I was OSHA-certified and building energy-efficient homes for local low-income families, very much like my own. "
Emanuel McCall
"YouthBuild gave me the tools and the skills to make me a better person, for me to provide for my family without hurting myself or my community or my family. "
Schenectady ribbon cutting
Saint-Gobain and YouthBuild Schenectady complete the program's first LEED® Gold home renovation.
St. Louis YouthBuild
St. Louis YouthBuild staff and students were affected by the Ferguson unrest in summer and fall of 2014.
South Africa
"It is our intention to take YouthBuild to scale reaching all corners of our Republic while evolving and innovating for maximum impact."
Tsakane Ndhlovu
"I was desperate for something to do and so YouthBuild was a blessing,”
Isaías Cabrera García
“JCC opens a space for young people to leave difficult situations and advance and transform their lives.”
YouthBuild Louisville
YouthBuild Louisville students spend two weeks in the palace gardens of Versailles, France learning about urban agriculture food production and art.