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YBLC made a cameo in ABC7’s story on our partner ReNew Communities, a subsidiary of Matthew Homes! We are proud to work with our partner organizations to improve housing in North Chicago. Click below for the full story!

North Chicago program demolishes vacant properties in effort to revive communities

In addition to receiving new Department of Labor funds, YouthBuild Lake County was recently awarded state-level funding for the first time in a decade. Read more about what this additional funding can do to further our mission, as reported by the Chicago Tribune’s Lake County News Sun, at the link below.

“There’s A Great Need”: YouthBuild Lake County says state funding will help its sustainability, reach more young people

YouthBuild Lake County recently hosted an Elected Officials Forum in conjunction with Youth Conservation Corps of Waukegan. YouthBuild USA featured this story in their 40th anniversary celebration newsletter highlighting YBLC as the program of the month! Read the full story at the link below.

YBLC Featured as YouthBuild Program of the Month

Come every day. Keep coming even after you get your diploma, because YBLC is still there for you. Don’t take this opportunity for granted because they care.

Jamaica, YBLC alum

Stay dedicated and strive for success. It’s not where you are but where you want to be.

Shemual, YBLC alum

It gets tough, but stick it out with a positive attitude. It will be worth it in the end.

Allison, YBLC alum