Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed proudly support YouthBuild USA’s national green job training and education program and are excited to share this blog dedicated to providing news and updates from our partnership.  Here, we will share information about our partnership projects as they unfold, told directly by the YouthBuild students.  These amazing students, who are undertaking personal transformations while transforming their communities, will share with us their personal perspectives, experiences and insights as they learn green building skills by renovating a property in their community.  Subscribe to our news feed or come back often for exciting updates!

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed have embarked on an exciting three-year partnership to support YouthBuild USAand its Green Building Initiative.  YouthBuild USA is an amazing non-profit organization that helps out-of-work and out-of-school youth transform their lives by working towards their high school diplomas and learning green construction skills while also transforming their communities by building affordable and sustainable housing for low-income families in their communities.

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed see in YouthBuild an impressive combination of education, leadership development, community, construction, and sustainability – all things that matter greatly to the Company.  Through the partnership, Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed are donating $550,000, but it doesn’t end there.  In addition, the partnership includes a commitment to provide energy-efficient products, building science and technical expertise and employee volunteer support to YouthBuild’s green home renovation projects in four communities where Saint-Gobain has business concentrations–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Schenectady, New York, Worcester, Massachusetts, our newest location in Canton, Ohio (From 2010-2014, we partnered with YouthBuild in Akron, Ohio).

This blog is intended to inform friends, colleagues and the general public about news and events from our partnership, as well as foster discussion and a sense of community. The administrators of the blog reserve the right to remove any content or comments posted that are deemed inappropriate, such as offensive content, profanity, commercial advertisements/ promotions, or election campaign materials. Please, no spam and no remarks that are off-topic or offensive.

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