NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


Community Welcomes Compton YouthBuild to its New Space

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"Compton YouthBuild has officially opened their doors and hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of their new home at the old Dollarhide Senior Center on Rosecrans Blvd. Students gave tours of the new classrooms which were built by their construction cohort, shared their personal testimonies of success, and closed with showing appreciation for each other and the community that was in attendance. The energy and movement that is happening at Compton YouthBuild is a beautiful testament to the power of 2nd chances! We have a lot to learn from these amazing young people!" – Compton Mayor, Aja Brown

New location 1108 North Oleander Ave., Compton, CA 90222.


Compton Youthbuild Says Goodbye to 477 Compton Blvd.

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July 14, 2017

Compton YouthBuild says goodbye to its program space at 477 E. Compton YouthBuild with a whole host of mixed emotions. We are so excited for the journey that lies ahead, but sad to loose the space we have called home for the last four years. Change is a necessary part of life, and we look forward to the memories we will create in our new program location. We are confident even though the physical location has changed, that the respect, care and compassion will remain the same!


Commencement Program 2017

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Compton YouthBuild Pledge

Good Leadership is taking responsibility to make sure things go right for your life, for your family, for the program and for the community. We recite the Compton YouthBuild Pledge to take ownership over our choices and decisions. (click here to read program)  


Compton Youthbuild Receives Ronald McDonald House Community Grant

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June 11th, 2017

On a Beautiful June evening, a group of distinguished individuals gathered at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California’s (RMHCSC) Community Grants Program.   

This evening was also to showcase eight of our regional non-profit organizations that are the 2016 recipients of the RMHCSC Community Grants program.

Since 1987, the Community Grants Board has awarded more than 900 grants totaling more than $24 million to Southern California organizations that directly benefit children and families. Read More.


Building Design+Construction Brings GreenZone Community Education Center to Greenbuild 2016

Arlington Heights, Ill. (September 26th, 2016) - SGC Horizon's Building Design + Construction magazine and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will display this year's GreenZone education center at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Oct. 5-7, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Following Greenbuild, the classroom/workshop structure will be used by Compton YouthBuild to expand its construction- training program and outreach efforts to the Compton, Calif., community. (click here to read more

Structure will be donated to Compton YouthBuild for construction-training program

Structure will be donated to Compton YouthBuild for construction-training program


Commencement Program 2016

Compton YouthBuild Pledge

Good Leadership is taking responsibility to make sure things go right for your life, for your family, for the program and for the community. We recite the Compton YouthBuild Pledge to take ownership over our choices and decisions. (click here to read program)  


Compton YouthBuild Member Meets Obama!

EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services - Compton YouthBuild presented Austin with his high school diploma on June 21, 2016. 

EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services - Compton YouthBuild presented Austin with his high school diploma on June 21, 2016. 

At 17, Austin Huffman found himself on the wrong side of his goals - moving downward instead of up. His decisions to join EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services - Compton YouthBuild was the first step towards reversing that downward pattern. EntreNous has provided the support Austin needs to thrive, the access to resources he needs, and the structure and safety essential for his success. 

Austin Huffman meets President Obama

Austin Huffman meets President Obama

Since joining, Austin has participated in all opportunities presented to him by EntreNous. His leadership improved after he joined the Youth Policy Council, a group of member leaders that provide guidance and advice on program operations. During holiday breaks, it is not uncommon to find Austin volunteering at EntreNous. His expertise and commitment is helping make EntreNous even better for the next set of members who will learn and grow through the program. Austin is also part of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and dedicates his weekends to helping the Los Angeles region through conservation and recycling activities. (click here to read more) 


Wells Fargo awards Compton YouthBuild $1,000 Community Grant

 

Wells Fargo is pleased to inform Compton YouthBuild for receiving the Community Connection Grant. This program will help support furthering the growth of Compton YouthBuild's mission and cause.  


Fresh Tracks Kickoff Event & Press Conference

Mayor Aja Brown pictured above with prospective Fresh Tracks participants 

Mayor Aja Brown pictured above with prospective Fresh Tracks participants 

On May 4, 2016 Mayor Aja Brown participated in the community kickoff and official launch of Fresh Tracks Leadership Expeditions that will provide Compton and Arctic Alaska youth to experience diverse cultures, explore the outdoors, build critical leadership and workforce development skills.

Fresh Tracks Leadership Expeditions is a partnership between IslandWood, Sierra Club, Children & Nature Network's Natural Leaders, REI, and Zumiezwas and is inspired by the Obama Administration's commitment to connecting more young Americans to the outdoors and in support of the goals of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative. During the press conference Mayor Brown stated, "The City of Compton and our My Brother's Keeper team is proud to partner with Fresh Tracks on developing, cultivating, and displaying the leadership potential of Compton's young adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for young people from Compton to expand their cultural understanding and make a real connection to the outdoors beyond the borders of Compton. I'm proud to support President Barack Obama's commitment to making sure that more young Americans have the opportunity to build critical leadership and workforce development skills that they need to succeed. (click here for more information) 


Guerrero family, Owners of the Grocery Outlet donates $2,500 to Compton YouthBuild during grand opening ceremony

Owners of Grocery Outlet (Guerrero family) pictured with Mayor Aja Brown.

On Thursday March 19, 2016, Mayor Aja Brown and the Compton City Council welcomed Grocery Outlet to the City of Compton. Grocery Outlet replaced the former Fresh N' Easy Neighborhood Market, located at 2175 W. Rosecrans Avenue Compton, CA. 90222. During the ceremony Mayor Brown stated, "As an administration we are focused on bringing healthier options to the Compton community. It's truly important for us not only to have healthy accessible food, but also to focus on providing employment opportunities to our residents. We are big proponents for employing Compton residents and have passed policies for local hiring. I am pleased to say that Grocery Outlet has come in and already exceeded our expectations with over 85 percent local hires right here in our very own store." During the grand opening ceremony, the Guerrero family, owners of the Grocery Outlet, donated $1,000 in food to the Salvation Army of Compton as well as $2,500 to Compton YouthBuild.  (watch full coverage of the ceremony) 


Emerging Leaders Retreat 

By: Niko Salas February 2016

By: Niko Salas February 2016

YouthBuild Charter staff, students and alumni from Compton YouthBuild, Field of Dreams Learning, and ACE's RUTH YouthBuild attended the Emerging Leaders Retreat in Big Pine, CA this past weekend. They had an amazing weekend full of useful workshops, fun outings and community building activities. Before arriving at the retreat, they visited the Japanese internment camp in Manzanar on the anniversary of when President Roosevelt signed the executive order to have more than 110,000 men, women, and children to leave their homes and detained them in remote, military-style camps. Manzanar War Relocation Center was one of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Students were able to explore the visitation center, which includes 8000 square feet of exhibits, a bookstore, and theaters which show the site's award winning 22-minute film, Remembering Manzanar every half hour. (click here to read more) 


 

YouthBuild Programs Tech Skills and Charter

Oscar Ramirez, 20, had an idea that would have been crazy a decade again Compton,California dedicate 1 percent of the police department’s budget to youth development programs. He pitched it to the city's mayor, Aja Brown, and she said yes. "It took us a while, but we got it done," Ramirez says. Mayor Brown was so impressed with his speaking skills,she offered him an internship. (read more)


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Compton YouthBuild Supporters!!

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support during 2015. Last year during the holidays we asked for your help with our $20.15 in 2015 campaign. We are pleased to report we raised $15,830.50 from a total of 176 donors. With your support, we were able to fund critical work for our members such as launching both our Construction/Building Trades and Culinary Arts/Hospitality occupational training programs.  (read more)


 

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