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Rebuilding our communities and our lives

Cassandra Stidham
YouthBuild is a national US Department of Labor program of more than 273 program sites across the country.

In YouthBuild, men and women ages 16-24 work to improve their lives by earning their high school diploma or GED while at the same time preparing for a career in construction or advanced manufacturing.

If this sounds like a program for you, call 513-386-6852 or email us to learn more.

YouthBuild helps prepare trainees for success by simultaneously supporting them in many ways:

The 2016 YouthBuild team is completely renovating a property in Evanston. This is the first ime our team has renovated a property owned by Easterseals. This opportunity is due in part to immense support from the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority. The formal kick-off of this project was featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer in June 2016. Read the story.

Who is eligible?

Young men and women ages 16-24 are encouraged to apply. Following are some of the eligibility requirements:

Helping the Community

Past YouthBuild classes have rehabbed low-income housing and also provided construction and rehab services to a community center and other local non-profit organizations. By learning skills and giving back to the community, YouthBuild graduates have moved on to metalworking apprenticeships, careers in construction and have gained confidence to make positive steps to a successful future.

In December of 2016, Easterseals' YouthBuild partnered with Easterseals' Veterans Services to deconstruct the dilapidated shed of a blind WWII veteran. Learn more about that inspiring day.

Easterseals' YouthBuild partnered with Price Hill Will in 2014. YouthBuild construction teams tackled rehab projects in the Price Hill neighborhood while also recruiting youth from the neighborhood. When completing a rehab of a home on Fisk Ave, YouthBuild trainees worked side-by-side local contractors and learned the ins and outs of tear-out, construction and renovation. By rebuilding homes, youth are rebuilding their lives and constructing a positive future for themselves and the neighborhood.

Keyawna's Story:

Keyawna is a Graduate of YouthBuild and is now a metal-working apprentice at Peck Hannaford + Briggs. Watch her story:

For more information, to fill out an application, or make application arrangements, call 513-386-6852 or email us with questions.

YouthBuild is made possible thanks to the support of The Louis and Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation.

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YouthBuild is grateful for the support of local organizations, including

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