The California Alumni XChange 2013

The California Alumni XChange was a success! We’d like to extend a congratulations to the 11 alumni who were voted on to the California State Alumni Council (CSTAC): Betty Lara, Christopher Gonzalez, Gina Vongkaeo, Ivan Johnson, Leslie Lopez, John Paul Ruiz, Jose Salas, Robert Monterrosa, Rocio Luna, and Theresa Espinoza. They along with current CSTAC members President Daniel Johnson, Vice President Kendrick Dawson, Secretary Lorenzo Valencia, and Communications Director Irvin

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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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CA YouthBuild Coalition Annual Government Education Days

  The California YouthBuild Coalition Annual Government Education Days brought together 200 YouthBuild students to collaborate around enhancing the civic engagement and leadership development of young people in California YouthBuild programs. The students who represented 26 programs from across The Golden State, participated in workshops, discussions, and activities that collectively worked to strengthen the involvement of young people in civic leadership. Students worked together

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Annual Trip: Government Education Days

The California YouthBuild Coalition 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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Greenbuild Expo – San Francisco, CA

The USGBC donated a 30 x 10 foot booth for YouthBuild USA which was outfitted by Freeman Conference Services on a pro bono basis.  This is all evidence of our growing partnership with the US Green Building Council and marks the third year of YouthBuilds’ attendance at Greenbuild.  We hope it will launch partnerships with California YB programs and the regional CA USGBC Chapters. 

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Farewell and Good Luck Elsa

Elsa Sanchez, who most of you in the Coalition have been working closely with over the past year, will be finishing up her year service as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the California YouthBuild Coalition.  Her last day will be on October 12th and she has accepted a student services position at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor.  Elsa’s association with the California

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CCEO YouthBuild Alumnus Chris Moore Volunteers with NCCC

The following article from The Compton Bulletin describes how CCEO YouthBuild Cycle 14 alumnus Chris Moore is currently serving in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Chris is stationed outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he is using the construction skills he developed at CCEO to help restore cabins.  

Tufts University Study: YouthBuild Members are Becoming Leaders

According to a new study, “Pathways into Leadership: A Study of YouthBuild Graduates,” conducted by Tufts University’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), a significant number of YouthBuild graduates go on to become community and political leaders. Data gathered from self report measure indicate that 6% of the alumni hold public office, 19% are church leaders, 37% are professional

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