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About YouthBuild Long Island


Interested in becoming a YouthBuild Long Island student? Follow this link below and complete the online application or download a Student Application and return it to: Elizabeth Morgan, Director of YouthBuild, 819 Grand Blvd. Suite 3, Deer Park, NY 11729.

YouthBuild Long Island, a program of United Way of Long Island, is a youth and community development program, addresses core issues facing low-income communities: housing, education, employment, crime prevention, and leadership development. At YouthBuild, low-income young men and women ages 18 - 24, work towards their TASC diploma while learning hands-on job skills. YouthBuild Long Island is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, New York State Department of Labor, Island Outreach Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Capital One, Citi Community Development, Long Island Elite, MSC Industrial Direct, New York Community Bank Foundation, Veronica B. Renken, Byron T. & Ruth D. Miller and AT&T.

Vocational Training Offered:

  • Building Trades & Weatherization
  • Manufacturing 
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Billing & Coding
  • Home Health Aide
  • Dietary Aide
  • Food Manager Certification
  • Family Day Care

In addition, students will learn:

  • Customer Service
  • Computer Literacy
  • Career Readiness 

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SUPPORT YOUTHBUILD TODAY: With your contribution, young men and women are given a second chance to establish a productive life. Donate today! Check out the YouthBuild Wish List if your company is interested in donating materials. If you are a General Contractor or homebuilder who is interested in taking part of an upcoming YouthBuild home project, click here to view RFP details.


United Way of Long Island is an equal opportunity employer and YouthBuild is an equal opportunity program. The YouthBuild Long Island program offers auxiliary aid, services and activities upon request, to individuals with disabilities. The YouthBuild program is federally funded by the United States Department of Labor. YouthBuild is also privately funded by lead supporters, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Congressman Steve Israel and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice.