|    NewsPress Releases

We are excited to announce that the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) received a $1.5 million grant to support the South LA YouthBuild program. This grant will provide workforce training, education pathways, and opportunities for youth and young adults in South Los Angeles. Participants in the South LA YouthBuild program receive skills training in the construction field while earning a high school diploma with the possibility to receive college credit at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

South LA YouthBuild participant (2019)

The Biden-Harris Administration awarded 68 grants within the US Department of Labor (ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million) to organizations that provide job training, employment services, and postsecondary opportunities within accredited YouthBuild branch programs. These YouthBuild grants align with the workforce priorities of the Administration, where supporting and investing in programs that have a construction-focused agenda will create equitable career pathways, quality jobs, and climate sustainability within negatively impacted communities.

“Participants will engage in classroom learning that will prepare them for work-based learning opportunities building and rehabilitation affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their communities.”

US Department of lABOR

YouthBuild USA is an internationally recognized organization that fosters the YouthBuild program in 18 countries. CRCD serves as the lead agency for the South LA YouthBuild program, where youth ages 17-24 can earn their high school diploma at CRCD Academy and co-enroll at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to study construction and earn college credits. Participants also receive industry-recognized credentials from the Home Builders Institute, provide community service, and earn educational awards/scholarships.

Read more about the grant here: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20220426