YouthBuild USA, the #4 expert-identified nonprofit, is playing a key role in facilitating employment and college opportunities for at-risk youth, learn more about this organization’s work below.
YouthBuild USA was started informally in 1988 and incorporated in 1990 to guide the process of replicating and scaling up the YouthBuild program with quality in the United States after the program had succeeded in five neighborhoods in New York City. There are now 273 YouthBuild programs in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the Virgin Islands. 92,000 YouthBuild students have built 19,000 units of affordable, increasingly green, housing since 1994.
Community- and faith-based nonprofit organizations sponsor most YouthBuild programs, many of which are led by social entrepreneurs who have started YouthBuild in their communities, just like Dorothy Stoneman, recipient of the 2007 Skoll Foundation Award for Social Entrepreneurship, started the first YouthBuild program in East Harlem in 1978.
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According to experts, YouthBuild USA has had success at increasing postsecondary education and employment success of disconnected youth. They provide leadership development, youth development, and community development with a focus on rehabilitation of low-income housing for at-risk youth. Read more expert reviews here to find out more about how YouthBuild USA is impacting the lives of at-risk youth.