LA CAUSA is part of YouthBuild USA, a national non-profit organization that works to unleash the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their lives and communities. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work full-time for 6 to 24 months towards their high school diplomas while learning job skills by building affordable housing in their communities. Emphasis is placed on leadership development, community service, and the creation of a positive mini-community of adults and youth committed to each other’s success. Students may earn AmeriCorps education awards though their home building and other community service. At exit they are placed in college, jobs, or both.
Construction @ LA CAUSA YouthBuild
LA CAUSA offers vocational training in the construction field, that allows participants the opportunity to develop concrete skills while addressing the dilapidated housing conditions in their community. Simultaneously, our participants gain a valuable skill set that can help them earn a living wage and lead to career opportunities. As part of the program, LA CAUSA offers hands-on training at construction sites for all phases of construction, such as framing, finish carpentry, basic plumbing, electrical, roofing and tile setting. Unique to LA CAUSA is a strong presence of young women being trained in the residential construction field