Kirsys Soto
"VISTA is one of the best things that could have happened to me."
Michael Donnelly
"At a moment in my life when nothing was going right, I found YouthBuild and began a journey that has brought me to the place I am right now."
Elijah Stephenson
“It wasn’t until my year as a VISTA that I opened my eyes to other career paths. I do believe that my year not only as a VISTA, but at YouthBuild Providence allowed me to find a new path in my life.”
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. "
Tsakane Ndhlovu
"I was desperate for something to do and so YouthBuild was a blessing,”
Ely Flores
"During my time at the LA CAUSA YouthBuild program in East Los Angeles, I discovered that I was indeed a leader and that there were leadership assets within me and within my community."
"I think it’s important to make the connection between leadership development and education."
Maria Valdez
"YouthBuild helped me comprehend that education fosters principles of equality and is the backbone of society, especially when coupled with community service."
"Giving back to the community helped me become a different person, it transformed my life completely – through YouthBuild."