Alexis Bach
"I have wanted to be a nurse since I was about 13 or 14 years old, I’m finally able to do it and it’s amazing."
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. "
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."
Isaías Cabrera García
“JCC opens a space for young people to leave difficult situations and advance and transform their lives.”
Anthony Williams
“Best part about leading? You learn – that’s the best thing in the world."
Antonio Ramirez Jr. and his family
YouthBuild Rockford graduate Antonio Ramirez went on to earn his associate degree, co-found a not-for-profit, and build a family.