Project REBUILD, Inc. was created as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) in July 1999.  The purpose of Project REBUILD is to re-engage out-of-school youth and support them as they work to obtain their high school diploma or GED and become job-ready while also constructing housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families. 90% of youth served by Project REBUILD qualify as living at or below the poverty level. 

Project REBUILD is also a dropout recovery program providing education and job training to at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24.  Project REBUILD is an affiliate of the nationally recognized YouthBuild USA program, whereby young people are given the opportunity to earn a high-school diploma or GED while learning construction skills through the rehabilitation or construction of affordable housing.

Project REBUILD’s long-term goal is to transform the lives of at-risk youth through education and job training so they may become educated, working, productive contributors to the community.  Historically, the youth served by Project REBUILD have quit school or dropped out, deepening their spiral into poverty.

Youth also learn the importance of helping each other and contributing as members of their community. Project REBUILD involves the not-for-profit, government, educational, and business sectors in a partnership to minimize the economic dependency and the incarceration of young people.


Guiding Principles

We welcome young people into a supportive, caring, and positive learning environment, allowing them to develop and learn new skills to maximize their full potential.

We believe that behavior modeling and developing positive relationships are important and lead to a stronger program connection.

We are committed to empowering our young people to become positive influences in their families and communities.

We are dedicated to creating innovative and meaningful opportunities that are important to our members.

Mission Statement:

Project REBUILD re-engages young adults to create pathways to academic, professional, and leadership opportunities while providing them with the skills and support to set them up for lifelong success.


We envision our young leaders moving forward to inspire and be a catalyst towards improving our community.


Project REBUILD, Inc. Board of Trustees

Pat King, Chairman 

Bev Long, Vice Chairman 

Jeff Buckshaw, Treasurer 

Mandi Larson, Secretary

       Rahul Chaudhari                                                                                         Paul McCollin 

       Kamaran Gray                                                                                            Angela Palomba

       Kate Immel                                                                                                  Nichole Simmons



Are you interested in possibly serving on our board? 

  • Meets on the 3rd Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 7:30am (approximately one hour)
  • Terms are 3 years; can serve up to 3 terms
  • 3 Standing Committees – Board Development, Events Planning, Site Committee
  • Expectations:
    • Think Strategically 
    • Advocate Fiercely 
    • Contribute Generously 
    • Operate Responsibly
  • Ongoing Opportunities for Board Members to Support the Organization
    • Attend graduation celebrations 
    • Co-host a Lunch & Learn 
    • Invite us to tour your workplace 
    • Mentor one of our members 
    • Volunteer to work community events with us 

If you’re interested in learning more or speaking to our Board President, please email