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The Youthbuild program has been carefully designed by community activists with the input of young people in several neighborhoods over 14 years. Young people of many racial and ethnic groups have participated and benefited. It is appealing to groups in rural as well as urban neighborhoods, because it is comprehensive in its approach, the Youthbuild program is a number of things at once. It is a/an:

Community Service

In which young people get to build housing for homeless and other low-income people, providing the most valuable and visible com- modity for their hard-pressed communities: affordable housing.

Alternative School

In which participants spend 50 percent of their program time pursuing academic goals, which may include vocational and remedial education, study toward a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, and preparation for higher education.

 

Training and pre-apprenticeship

In which participants spend 50 percent of their program time pursuing academic goals, which may include vocational and remedial education, study toward a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma, and preparation for higher education.

Leadership Development

In which young people share in the governance of their own program and participate actively in community affairs, learning the values and the lifelong commitment needed by effective and ethical community leaders.

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Offered Programs Include:

  • High School Equivalency Credential
  • Job Skills Development
  • Life Skills Training
  • Case Management
  • Construction Training
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Dental Technician
  • Dental Assistant

The total cost of the YouthBuild program is $1,250,000. $1,000,000 (80%) is funded through a U.S. Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration grant. The other $250,000 (20%) is funded through State and Local resources.

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United Community Corporation

"Moving people from dependency to self-sufficiency"

Clubhouse Community Center | 205 Spruce Street

Newark, NJ 07108