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American YouthWorks

Contact Information

1901 E. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, TX 78741

(512) 744-1900

Focus Areas

  • Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Environment
  • Homelessness & Housing

American YouthWorks provides young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training and service to others.

  • About Us
    Casa Verde Builders has been recruiting AmeriCorps members to build affordable, energy efficient homes for 23 years. High School and College graduates learn construction skills which empower them to serve families in the Austin community and public parks in the region.
  • Our Impact
    Casa Verde Builders learn construction and green building techniques while earning First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 and NCCER Core Curriculum certifications. Students put their marketable skills to good use through community service projects, such as repairing homes for elderly/disabled homeowners, or building energy efficient homes for first time home buyers. Corps members also regularly participate in 5 day spike trips to camp and work at public parks in the region.

Positions at American YouthWorks

American YouthWorks Programs

YouthBuild Austin

YouthBuild Austin is a holistic youth services program that combines academics with career training, leadership development, and community service at no cost to our students. We offer young adults, ages 16 to 24, the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED. Students also receive paid career training and certification in computer technology, healthcare, or green construction. In addition, YouthBuild provides customized support services, including: counseling, basic needs assistance, graduate support, college readiness, and a re-entry track for young people exiting the criminal justice system.