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Designing a Green Home

Yesterday YouthBuild Philly’s Advanced Construction and Green Build squads met with project partners at a design charrette for this year’s LEED-targeted renovations on Wingohocking St. in Nicetown. The Advanced Construction and Green Build students will be the primary groups working … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground on Wingohocking St.!

Yesterday we celebrated the launch of our partnership’s second renovation in Philadelphia with a groundbreaking ceremony, block party, and volunteer event! The next Building Our Future Together project in Philadelphia is on Wingohocking Street in the Nicetown section of North … Continue reading

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Breaking ground on our next Philly home!

The forecast for Philly tomorrow is 62 degrees and sunny – perfect weather for a groundbreaking ceremony! Tomorrow, students and staff from YouthBuild Philly will join representatives from YouthBuild USA, Saint-Gobain Corporation, Certainteed, and Nicetown CDC on Wingohocking Street in … Continue reading

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YouthBuild Philly Visits Saint-Gobain’s Offices

Last week, students in the Green Building track of YouthBuild Philly’s Building Trades program visited Saint-Gobain’s North America HQ, which are just outside of Philadelphia in Valley Forge, PA.  The “Green Team” suited up in professional wear for the occasion. … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Greene Street Project

My name is Ciera Russum and I’m a member of the Advanced Construction team at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School. We worked with the Green Building team to complete a full-gut rehab project on Greene Street. In the past year, this … Continue reading

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Update: Major Progress on YouthBuild Philly’s GreenBuild Project!

Hello! We want to bring you up to speed on the progress on our GreenBuild project at YouthBuild Philly. Our major accomplishment in the past two weeks was putting up the 2nd and 3rd floor. We like putting in the … Continue reading

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New YouthBuild Philly Students join the Worksite

The students in the Green Building vocational training at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School would like to share all the things that we have learned in the last week.  For the first six weeks of the school year, we were in … Continue reading

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