Youth Build is a non-profit
organization with a goal to
unleash the positive energy of unemployed young adults to rebuild their
communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education,
responsibility, and family.
Unemployed young people
ages 18 to 24 acquire construction skills, complete their high school
education, and receive leadership training and work ethics, while rehabilitating
or constructing housing for low-income and homeless people in their communities.
Participants spend alternate weeks on the job site and in school. The
program also promotes involvement in a positive peer group and in the
There are 130 YouthBuild
sites in 120 cities across 34 states. YouthBuild San Jose is one of 14
Find out more About
us and Our Accomplishments.
Please support YouthBuild
with a grant, volunteer time, or tools. The current cost to outfit one
trainee with the basic handtools required is $180.00, these items include
tool bags, framing hammers, 25' tape measures, nail pullers, chalk lines,
screwdrivers and utility knives. Some of the larger tools needed include
Skilsaws, drills, screwguns and reciprocating saws. We have been applying
for numerous grants in the $5000 to $7000 range, we have not been as successful
as anticipated, and any monetary grants or donations are appreciated.
We are a non-profit and any donations are tax deductible.