News & Announcements

Support SB 579!

We need your support as we seek to stabilize our funding for this year and next. California Senate Bill 579, which will allow us to use our 2019-20 school ADA as our revenue calculator for 2021-22 and for 2022-23. With this “hold harmless” in place for these two years, we will be able to emerge out of this pandemic without suffering devastating financial losses.

Compton YouthBuild Partners with Kaiser Permanente and McCarthy Building Companies on Construction Education Workshop

Kaiser Permanente and and McCarthy Building Companies partnered with Compton YouthBuild to provide our Compton students with educational workshops, woodworking experience, and a tour of an active job site. McCarthy Construction donated materials and supplies for students to build container gardens that they could take homem and students were invited to tour an active construction site – the expansion of Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center’s emergency department.

Student Spotlight: Yashimah G.

In this month's Student Spotlight, we are featuring Yashimah, a student at our Lennox site at SBWIB YouthBuild. Yashimah credits YouthBuild's supportive environment for helping her stay on track and improve her grades.

Updated Covid-19 Safety Plan Now Available

We've made some updates to our Covid-19 Safety Plan as of 1/20/22. These include new mask guidelines for staff, testing and screening guidelines, and quarantine guidelines. The new Safety Plan also includes additional resources and information in the Appendix, including instructions for our self-screening app and the rapid antigen testing process.

Pomona Site Hosts Ribbon Cutting at Their New Location

After having to relocate during the pandemic, our Pomona campus recently hosted a ribbon cutting and resource fair at their new location at 305 E. Arrow Hwy. The event also included a free Covid-19 vaccine clinic and tours of the new classrooms.

Senior Spotlight: Lupe Acevedo

Lupe Acevedo, a senior at our Fresno/Owens Valley site, just finished completing her credits to graduate. She’s excited to experience all the new opportunities that come from earning a high school diploma, including pursuing higher education. Congratulations, Lupe!!

Lunch Program Notification 2021-22

Free meals will be available for all YouthBuild Charter School of California students for the 2021-22 school year. Be sure to fill out and return the Household Income Data Collection Form.

Student Spotlight: Angel Gonzalez

Angel Gonzalez, a student at our Lennox/ SBWIB YouthBuild site, came to YouthBuild so he could get away from the gang culture at his previous school. Thanks to the construction training program at SBWIB YouthBuild, Angel began to thrive and make changes to his life. Read more about his YouthBuild story here.

Returning to In-Person Learning for 2021

We are excited to be back in the classroom for a return to in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year! To help you navigate all the new changes to health and safety at our school sites in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we've put together a new web page to keep track of all the updates.

Student Deoutrie Dodson Wins RAPSA Courage Award Scholarship

Congratulations to Deoutrie Dodson, a senior at our Fresno site, on being awarded a $1,000 RAPSA Courage Award Scholarship. The RAPSA Courage Award celebrates students who have faced unusual barriers to completing their high school education and did so recognizing the value of a high school diploma for personal, family or community accomplishments. It includes a $1,000 scholarship to assist with post-secondary education expenses at either a career technical institution, a college or a university. Read more about Deoutrie's story at the link.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: November 15-21, 2021

It's National Apprenticeship Week! Our Construction Academy has been a catalyst for many students to earn their MC3 pre-apprenticeship certification and continue on to Southern California Building and Construction Trades apprenticeship programs. Several of our Construction Academy alumni have since completed apprenticeship programs and are now journeymen and women. We wanted to highlight two of those alumni, Luis Rivera and John Paul Ruiz.
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