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We’re YouthBuild

With love and respect, YouthBuild partners with opportunity youth to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership. At more than 275 YouthBuild programs across the United States and around the world, students reclaim their education, gain job skills, and become leaders in their communities.

To date, YouthBuild has partnered with more than 180,000 young people to dedicate over 50 million hours of service benefitting urban, rural, and tribal communities. YouthBuild strives to create a world where all young people are seen for their potential, and power to transform themselves and their communities. Learn more about our impact.

Our Story

For over 40 years, YouthBuild has supported the mission of YouthBuild programs around the world by providing training, technical assistance, information systems, opportunities to promote sustainability, and other expertise to ensure maximum quality and impact. This model, including our core elements, helps us bring our framework to programs throughout the world.


YouthBuild’s Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors support our overall mission both domestically and internationally. 

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YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild International take great pride in our financial integrity and transparency.

Our Partners

Partnerships across the public and private sector are vital to implementing our work domestically and internationally. 

Latest News

YouthBuild USA Receives $10.9M AmeriCorps Grant

In recognition of its service to opportunity youth, YouthBuild USA has been awarded an $10.9 million grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and community volunteerism, to help young people across the nation build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to long-term professional and personal success.

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New YouthBuild USA board members

YouthBuild USA Adds Five Members to its Board of Directors

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YouthBuild USA Publishes Resources on Building Financial Capability with Opportunity Youth

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John Valverde on GBH’s Under The Radar

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