Youthbuild Boston, Inc.
Rating: 1 stars 1 review
Issues: Children & Youth
Location: 504 Dudley St Roxbury MA 02119 USA
YouthBuild Boston?s mission is to improve opportunities for young people in Boston by teaching skills that will enable them to support themselves and to develop personal and neighborhood responsibility. The guiding principle of YBB is: Youth and young adults, when treated as valuable resources and equipped with the academic credentials and vocational skills, will become successful adults and partners in rebuilding their community.
Programs: Young men and women in the inner city who have dropped out of high school have very few opportunities to gain the job skills and education they need to secure full time employment. YB helps young people turn their lives around by renovating buildings as affordable housing, offering them a chance to build educational, leadership, and construction skills ($832,729). One of YBs recent accomplishments was completing renovation of a five story building which will provide 14 units of housing for homeless youth.
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Terrible organization. I entered this place months ago with a full plan to make a major donation. I just came in to see how it really was and it was pretty bad. None of the staff was there to answer the door. The kids were swearing. They had no home training. I could not see how they were "transforming lives" then I spoke to one of the students as he was leaving and he told me that the program was bad and that he just came for the stipend. Never donate here. these people do not have it together.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
nothing. Disorganization. I have been watching them for months I really wanted to find a place to donate.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get rid of the upper level staff they clearly are not aggressive enough in their attempts to keep the youth and organization in line
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
rude, evasive, ignorant.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Get rid of upper level management with poor educational and etiquette skills and get real talent.
Ways to make it better...
the staff were actually present and the kids were less rude and actually being "transformed"
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
the upper level staff. One lady had a really bad attitude when I came in and I think it reflects in the youth that the negative attitude is the culture of the organization.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I hope they get better.
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