WHAT IS YOUTH BUILD?
YouthBuild USA is a comprehensive youth and community development program as well as an alternative school. Youth Build, designed to run on 12-month cycles, offers job training, education, counseling, and leadership development opportunities to unemployed and out-of-school young adults, ages 16-24 through the construction and rehabilitation of affordable housing in their- own communities.
BCA HISTORY OF YOUTH TRAINING
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The Black Contractors Association of San Diego, Inc. (BCA) was established in 1982 as a non-profit community-based organization to promote small business opportunities and youth training in construction. BCA member contractors, over the past 38 plus years, have hired and trained 1,000's of youth from the inner-city communities, in all phases of construction. BCA Board of Directors is licensed general contractors, developers, and other industry professionals who have engaged in billions of dollars worth of construction projects. The BCA membership is made up of licensed contractors, architecture firms, engineers, major land developers, and a host of industry supporters who engage in some of California and San Diego's largest construction projects.
Providing housing, as a safe place for the homeless in need of low-income housing, teaching Independent Living Skills, and assisting youth ages 16-24 years of age who are in a transitional stage to become responsible, employed and successful young adults.
Creating opportunity and transition for youth who may be aging out of Foster Care. Teaching them Independent Living Skills and helping them with a "Fresh Start."
Working with community partners to develop affordable housing in San Diego.