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YouthBuild Celebrates 30th Anniversary on the National Mall

Today on the National Mall, YouthBuild AmeriCorps young leaders from across the country framed an energy-efficient, affordable home before it will be sent to Brownsville, TX, for a family whose home was damaged by Hurricane Dolly. The home will serve as a model for 84 additional green homes being developed in a rural Colonias neighborhood by the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville.

First Lady Michelle Obama stopped by to plant a seedling inside a rooftop gardening box while touring the YouthBuild AmericCorps energy-efficient home construction project, located in a tent adjacent to the homebuilding, the tent featured learning activities focused on green building, energy responsibility, and environmental awareness, which are all part of YouthBuild's programs throughout the United States. All of these National Mall activities are in celebration of the volunteer organization's 30th anniversary

To hear about YouthBuild's mission,

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YouthBuild is a youth and community development program that strives to address issues facing low-income communities, including housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. In YouthBuild programs, low-income young people ages 16-24 work toward their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills and serve their communities by building affordable housing.

As an AmeriCorps volunteer myself, I know the value in serving communities through volunteer work. The two years I spent in AmeriCorps were incredibly rewarding, and the fruits of my labor can still be seen in the communities where I worked, in the form of gardens and building projects. Have you ever worked with AmeriCorps, or a similar volunteer organization?


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