The New Home of YouthBuild Schenectady


Welcome to the 
Social Enterprise and Training Center

"Transforming our community, one workforce at a time."

Taking Applications for 
YouthBuild & Train Up! 
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"I promised this year was gonna be the year I changed my life, and I did it."

"YouthBuild gave me purpose after prison."

  "I Told You To Remember I Will Do Something With Myself.... Watch Out!  Make Room For My Success."

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide transformative educational and workforce experiences that create a sense of purpose and hope in our communities while connecting business to real-time solutions.  

Our Community Impact

Our Impact

86% Job and/or College Placement Rate
92% Of students obtained one or more credentials
735 Units of training delivered throughout NYS
11k Hours of service provided by students to our community
*Based on data for 2016-2017 program year.

"We do whatever it takes to ensure that our young people have every chance for success"

Jennifer Lawrence, Executive Director