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.