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CROWDRISE : Sep 28, 2010
Tax ID: 23-2728467
BASED: Philadelphia, PA, United States



YouthBuild Philly

Transforming Lives and Communities

YouthBuild Philly (official registered name Philadelphia Youth for Change) is a second chance program for what are generally considered to be the hardest to serve youth: inner-city, high school dropouts who have aged out of the public school system.  We offer motivated young people the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and prepare for careers and college.

Our program combines a rigorous academic curriculum with hands-on vocational training through community service. Students learn a trade and earn industry-recognized certification (construction, business and customer service, early childhood education, or healthcare) as they contribute to the social health and infrastructure of Philadelphia. As part-time AmeriCorps members, each student completes a minimum of 450 hours of service during the school year.

A highly individualized program, our staff is focused on the development of each student's full potential. Our multi-layered support system ensures that every student has at least two positive adult role models, and we place an emphasis on creating and realizing post-secondary goals.

Since 1992, over 2,400 former dropouts have earned diplomas at YouthBuild. Today, they are in college, trade schools, and meaningful careers. Together, we are rebuilding Philadelphia.

Tax ID: 23-2728467 •


YB Male Engagement Initiative #YBMEI

YB Male Engagement Initiativ…

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5% Raised of $10,000 Goal

YouthBuild Philly Spring Break Service Trip to Utuado

YouthBuild Philly Spring Bre…

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56% Raised of $2,100 Goal

YouthBuild Philadelphia Renovation Campaign

YouthBuild Philadelphia Reno…

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27% Raised of $2,500 Goal

YouthBuild Philly Class of 2014 Scholarship Fund

YouthBuild Philly Class of 2…

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82% Raised of $5,000 Goal

YouthBuild Living the Dream for Morton Elementary (MLK Day of Service)

YouthBuild Living the Dream …

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26% Raised of $2,500 Goal

YouthBuild Philly Class of 2013 Scholarship Fund

YouthBuild Philly Class of 2…

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76% Raised of $5,000 Goal

YouthBuild Philly 2013 Service Spring Break !

YouthBuild Philly 2013 Servi…

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Class of 2012 Scholarship Fund

Class of 2012 Scholarship Fund

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44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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