All of our work is implemented through partnerships at the local, national, and international levels.
Local partners include all the nonprofits, community colleges, and public agencies that sponsor and manage local YouthBuild programs. Each of them has many local partners.
Our national and international partners include government agencies, philanthropic foundations, corporations and corporate foundations, national coalitions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral development and donor institutions, and nonprofits and NGOs with related missions. They are essential to the work of YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild International.
The US Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration has selected YouthBuild USA through a competitive process as its sole contractor for the delivery of training and technical assistance to DOL’s YouthBuild grantees. Trainings, handbooks, on-site technical assistance, and data-management assistance are provided in partnership with DOL.
The Corporation for National and Community Service, a quasi-governmental agency, has selected YouthBuild USA as a national direct intermediary for AmeriCorps funds. We re-grant these to local programs through a competitive process. This way thousands of YouthBuild students in America become YouthBuild AmeriCorps members who earn education awards for their service to their communities building affordable housing and other community assets.
Public funders of international YouthBuild programs include local and national governments, as well as US Government development institutions including the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State.
YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild International receive critical core support for capacity building, expansion, and advocacy from private and corporate foundations. Grants are also targeted for innovation and program quality improvement.
YouthBuild USA and YouthBuild International belong to or collaborate with a great number of nonprofit entities and coalitions for the purpose of influencing and spreading programmatic best practices and public policy.