Tuesday, August 07, 2018 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild is one source of funding for YouthBuild, but should not be considered the sole or primary source of funding.  Strong programs diversify funding and build strong partnerships on the local, regional, state, and federal level to bolster the stability that DOL YouthBuild funding provides. 



This layering of services, supports, and funding streams enhances the YouthBuild program, allows grantees to maximize the impact of the DOL YouthBuild funds, and can support and sustain the local YouthBuild program through a year or more of no DOL funding.

Guest presenters from two YouthBuild programs will share their best practices in diversifying funding streams and how construction projects can be a source of income.


Toni Wilson, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Mary McRae, Coaching Manager, YouthBuild USA

Bonnie Landi, Executive Director, Ulster YouthBuild

Joanna James, Executive Director, Project REBUILD