Youth Action YouthBuild


Youth Action YouthBuild Program

Looking for a second chance at completing your education? Want to ready yourself for the workforce and become a leader in your community? Apply for the Youth Action Youthbuild (YAYB) construction skill training program to earn your TASC high school equivalency certificate, learn vocational skills and become certified in construction certifications required to work on New York construction sites, participate in internship experiences, join a community of young people motivated to changing their lives, and more! The YAYB program runs from September through June. Must be between 17-24 years old to apply.

Good Food Jobs Workforce Development Program

Do you like to cook? Are you interested in bettering your culinary skills and learning to prepare healthy meals? If so, our Good Food Jobs Workforce Development Program may be for you! Through the program, which will begin July 9, 2018, you will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, the basics of cold food preparation and knife handling skills, earn your Food Handler’s License, have the opportunity to engage in a paid internship and to be placed in full time employment with a culinary establishment, and more! Must be between 17-24 years old to apply.


Building Operations and Maintenance Workforce Development Program

In 2019 – Youth Action plans to collaborate with the CUNY Building Performance Lab and other partners  to inaugurate a Building Operators Training Program (BOTP) designed to introduce and prepare participants for entrance into the building operations and maintenance trades and career pathway. This 24 week program will include class room instruction, hands on experience, career placement, field related internships and employment assistance. Stay tuned to this page for further announcements. For opportunities to become involved in the initiative contact


Youth Action Low Income Housing Program

Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem owns and manages 124 units of permanent, low income rental housing in East Harlem. These units are available to low income and formerly homeless individuals and families, and people living with HIV/AIDS. These are  buildings that have been renovated and rehabilitated by students in the Youth Action YouthBuild program over the past 40 years. Currently, all units are full and there is a wait list. You can inquire about available housing opportunities by either visiting the Youth Action Homes property management office at 2315 Second Ave in East Harlem or calling the office at 212-427-5361, weekdays  between 9 am and 4 pm.


Youth Action YouthBuild East Harlem is dedicated to building a community of young people and adults committed to taking responsibility for their own lives and for improving the larger community.

T: (212) 860-8170
F: (212) 860-8894