YouthBuild/Construction Training

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


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  1. Jason Simmons


    My name is Jason Simmons. I work for County of Los Angeles, Public Works. About 5 years ago a Co Worker from your Department name Tony Bautista work with the County to create a garden area in a lot at the corner of Dennison and Eastman Ave. The County installed a fence and water supply to have this organization maintain the garden. Right now the garden area is looking really bad and it needs some tender love and care again. Can you please schedule your Youth Build group to start maintaining the area again. This spot is important. I’m open to meet.

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