CRCD Receives $1.5M For South LA Youthbuild Program

South Los Angeles-based Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD) has received a $1.5 million grant to support the South LA YouthBuild program. 

The grant will be used to provide workforce training, education pathways, and opportunities for youth and young adults in South Los Angeles. Participants will receive skills training in the construction field while earning a high school diploma with the possibility to receive college credit at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

The Biden-Harris Administration has awarded a total of 68 grants thru the US Department of Labor (ranging from $700,000 to $1.5 million) to organizations that provide job training, employment services, and postsecondary opportunities within accredited YouthBuild branch programs. 

“Participants will engage in classroom learning that will prepare them for work-based learning opportunities building and rehabilitation affordable housing for low-income or homeless families in their communities.”

– US Department of LABOR

YouthBuild USA is an internationally recognized organization that fosters the YouthBuild program in 18 countries. 

CRCD serves as the lead agency for the South LA YouthBuild program, where youth ages 17-24 can earn their high school diploma at CRCD Academy and co-enroll at Los Angeles Trade Technical College to study construction and earn college credits.

Established in 2005, CRCD works to improve the lives of South Los Angeles residents by providing a range of support services from housing to education and workforce development to job placement.