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YouthBuild Charter School of California is a free, project-based charter school, rooted in social justice, for students between 16-24 years of age.


Photos of Rafael Alvarado and Compton YouthBuild construction students

Compton YouthBuild's Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program Featured in "The Imprint"

Our partners at Compton YouthBuild/ EntreNous Youth Empowerment Services were recently featured in an article in "The Imprint," along with Rafael Alvarado, a 2020 graduate of their construction apprentice readiness training program. Since completing Compton YouthBuild's apprenticeship readiness program in 2020, "Alvarado is now a fourth-level carpenter apprentice on his way to becoming a journeyman, where he can make $56 an hour. He’s worked on high-profile projects like an opulent hotel in downtown L.A. and a new transit line at the airport...Now, at 26, he is a newly minted homeowner."
If you or someone you know is looking for the apprenticeship readiness training needed to get a well paying union job, call Compton YouthBuild at (310) 631-2000!
Now enrolling - enrollment information

Now Enrolling!

YouthBuild Charter School of California is now enrolling for the 2022-23 school year at all 16 of our school sites. Get started by filling out an enrollment interest form today. Watch the video at the link to learn more about the services that YCSC and its YouthBuild partners offer to young people ages 16-24 who need to earn their diploma.
students and staff from our Moreno Valley recording arts program

Moreno Valley Recording Arts Students Debut Song at Graduation

The talented recording arts students from our Moreno Valley site at Rising Stars Business Academy were hard at work in the studio this year. They debuted a new song at their 2022 Graduation Ceremony. The song was written by student Moani Slaughter and features vocals by student Jennifer Rojo and emcees Kaleb Price, James Bell, and Jennifer Rojo. We hope you'll give it a listen.

At A Glance

  • 13 Years in Operation
  • 16 School Campuses
  • 5,400+ Alumni
  • 67 Full-time Faculty and Staff
  • 71% Graduation Rate