Building Futures

YEP has led the way in green construction training for at-risk youth. While learning about careers in eco-conscious construction, YEP trainees have rehabilitated more than 50 houses to be used as affordable homes.

Currently, our construction trainees are rehabilitating houses in East Oakland that willl be sold to low-income families at below-market prices and perserved as affordable housing in perpetuity.

The link below provides more information about our construction training program and the photographs show one of the houses youth recently worked on.

http://www.yep.org/sites/default/files/Oakland%20local_March2011.pdf