Isaías' Story

Isaías became a leader through YouthBuild.

When Isaías Cabrera García was named Crew Chief by his peers— a leadership position on the community construction project he was working as a student at the Jóvenes Constructores de la Comunidad (JCC) program in Mexico City—he did not know that it would be a turning point and lead him to enroll in the School of Architecture at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Through the JCC program, where he earned the equivalent of a high school diploma and received technical training in construc­tion, he learned skills about being a leader in the community and on the job site, which he uses in his current role as Construction Supervisor. Isaías says,

JCC opens a space for young people to leave difficult situations and advance and transform their lives.

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."
"I think it’s important to make the connection between leadership development and education."
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."