15 Dec 2016

Prudential 20 Stories of Strength

YBN was featured in 20 Stories of Strength, a campaign created by Prudential to highlight Newark companies and individuals doing great work in the city. View YBN’s story here. 

14 Dec 2016

Paint and Possibility: A New Partnership with Benjamin Moore

Jumpstarting a new partnership, NJ-based company Benjamin Moore has donated several palettes of paint to YBN to support the agency’s affordable housing development and job training programming. The company will also participate in paint days, and students will soon be able to …

12 Dec 2016

YouthBuild Newark Convenes Its Largest Summer Institute Yet

Working to ensure all youth served by its network of partners have access to high-quality services, in August 2016, YouthBuild Newark (YBN) convened its 5th and largest Summer Institute, a professional development gathering that precedes each school year. 67 education professionals, including …

09 Dec 2016

Completing the Year’s 1st Affordable Home

Earlier this year, public and private organizations, residents, and over 60 students from YouthBuild Newark (YBN) and Newark Leadership Academy (NLA) gathered to celebrate students’ rehabilitation of a 2-family affordable home in Newark’s South Ward. Representatives from the City of …

08 Dec 2016

Darell, UPLIFT Academy Graduate

Darell W., UPLIFT Academy Class of 2016 Graduate After getting kicked out of West Side High School in the 12th grade, Darell developed into what he calls a “hangsta.” “I was little bit in the streets, but on my way out,” …