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California YouthBuild Coalition

We strive to empower our members to become agents of change in their communities and beyond. As a network of YouthBuild programs throughout the state of California, our main objective is to raise funds and resources to run our programs. Through the power of service and commitment to education, our members gain more than a GED or High School Diploma. They revitalize their communities, become leaders, and are active agents for good.

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CCEO YouthBuild Young Leaders Recognition Luncheon

On Thursday, May 30th CCEO YouthBuild held its first fundraising event, the Young Leaders Recognition Luncheon at the Los Angeles Turners Center just north of LAX. The event had three main purposes: to raise general operating funds, celebrate the accomplishments of members and alumni, and honor Congresswoman Maxine Waters for her support to the mission. The Luncheon featured a full hour long program, silent

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Annual Trip: Government Education Days

TheĀ California YouthBuild CoalitionĀ Annual Government Education Days will take place on April 16-17 in Sacramento, California. Over 200 students from 26 YouthBuild programs will participate in workshops, discussion forums, and activities that will work to enhance engagement in civic leadership of low-income young people in California. The event will include the election of the California YouthBuild Coalition Youth Congress. This elected body will build on

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Meet Our Members
Jason Lopez of Long Beach YouthBuild - Graduate Spotlight

Jason Lopez

Long Beach YouthBuild’s Jason Lopez graduated in December of last year and is already making tremendous strides in enacting positive change in his life and in the lives of others. With his 3rd semester of college enrolled at Long Beach City College underway, Jason is majoring in Political Science and embodies the role of a leader.

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Juan Gutierrez

Juan Gutierrez of YouthBuild Boyle Heights is a truly amazing graduate. With 15 credits to his name, Juan embarked on a mission that few can live up to: graduate within one cycle with 185 credits to go. With dedication and commitment, Juan not only graduated within one cycle but has made a powerful impact on his community. Executive Director Robert Zardeneta of Boyle Heights YouthBuild recounts the many accomplishments Juan has made.

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Crisi Hernandez

Crisi Hernandez

YouthBuild member Crisi Hernandez details her experience with Hawaii Conservation Corps. During her time with the program, she took on the role of team leader and worked on landscaping, reforesting and more.

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Carlos Rubio

Carlos Rubio

Carlos Rubio’s transcript prior to AV YouthBuild indicated a GPA below a 2.0; although he had been in AVYB for some time it was not until after enrolling in the SMART initiative he took control of his life and his academics.

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