About

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YouthBuild Boston (YBB) was founded in 1990 with the goal of providing under served young people with the support and credentials needed to successfully enter the building trades.

OUR MISSION is to empower and assist under served young people from the Boston area with the essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency and neighborhood responsibility.

While YBB promotes the core values of youth development and community service, it stands out as an innovative non-profit offering a hands-on approach to building trades training. Our programs provide opportunities in vocational education, counseling, and other life skills that readily strengthen and prepare students for the workforce upon graduation.


OUR THEORY OF CHANGE:

We believe that young people, when empowered with the skills and education necessary to improve their quality of life, will realize that they can play a leadership role in strengthening their communities.



OUR STAFF:



OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS:


Officers:

Sonia Alleyne, President 

Tom Goemaat, Vice-President 

Ellen O’Connor, Treasurer

Joel Feinberg, Clerk

 

Board Members:

Steve Eustis: Executive Vice President, CV Properties LLC

Michael Fergus: Principal, The Townsend Design Group 

David Harris: Principal, Interim Executive Solutions 

Debbie Helvig: Head of Enterprise Communications, Bank of America 

Al Gogolin: Sr. Vice President, Skanska USA 

Brian McPherson: Founder, Masterplan Diversity & Inclusion Partners, LLC. 

Edward “Tony” Ransom: Deputy Director for Energy & Sustainability, Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Jeffrey Simon: Senior Principal, Stantec 

Liem Tran: Director of New Program Development, Wentworth Institute of Technology 

Ken Willis: First Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston 

Rochelle Willis: Business Development Manager, Skanska USA 

John Wolff: Senior Vice President, Real Estate Market Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


OUR PARTNERS: