…What changes people is when they’re standing next to a young person who says, ‘I can have a completely different life because of this.’
– Carmen Ferrigno, VP of Communications, Saint Gobain North America

You don’t need to be an employee or volunteer at YouthBuild Philly to be an important part of the work that we do. Many businesses and organizations in the nonprofit, government and private sectors are key allies in our efforts to prepare young people for a lifetime of success.

Whether it’s building a house, a mentoring program, a day of service – or a brand-new model of partnership entirely – we welcome partnerships and projects that benefit our students’ development and long-term success and contribute to the well-being of our city.


Examples of our partnerships:

– 25 YouthBuild students find a “way ahead” with Gap, Inc. internships

Volunteer Days with GlaxoSmithKline Employees

Building our Future Together with Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed

“One Shot” program with LEADERSHIP Philadelphia

#ExtraShotofGood Events with Starbucks

If you’re interested in partnering with YouthBuild Philly and/or visiting our school to learn more, contact us!




African American Chamber of Commerce • Big Picture – El Centro de Estudiantes • CareerLink • City of Philadelphia, Mayor’s Office • Councilwoman Cindy Bass • Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, Drexel University • GlaxoSmithKline • Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce • Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce • Impact Services • JOIN • Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, Drexel University • PA State Senator Shirley Kitchen • Philadelphia OIC • Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory • Philadelphia Works • Philadelphia Youth Network • SpeakUp! • Starbucks • Students Run Philly Style • United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey • Urban Affairs Coalition • U.S. Department of Labor • U.S. Senator Pat Toomey • Villa • YouthBuild USA


CertainTeed • Diamond Tool • Duron Paints • East River Bank • Finanta • George F. Kempf Supply Co. • Home Depot • KAJ General Contractor • Kramer Marks Architects • New Deal Lumber • Nicetown CDC • Northeast Building Products • Philadelphia Housing Authority • Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation • Philadelphia Neighborhood Housing Services • Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority • Provision of Grace World Mission Church • Roy Sims Plumbing & Heating • Saint-Gobain • South Philadelphia Homes CDC • Universal Rehab • West Chester Insulation • West Supply Center


Community College of Philadelphia • Esperanza College • Morehouse College • Peirce College • Temple University • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology


Campus Philly • Empire Beauty School • Graduate! Philadelphia • PhillyGoes2College • uAspire • Year Up Professional Training Corps Philadelphia


ArtWell • The Attic Youth Center • Books through Bars • Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia • Broad Street Ministries • BuildaBridge • City Year of Greater Philadelphia • Cradle2Grave • Family Planning Council • Free Library of Philadelphia • Global Citizen • Habitat for Humanity ReStore • Hashtag Lunchbag • Hope Charter School • i-Roc.org • The Joy of Sox • Maternity Care Coalition • Mayor’s Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteer Service • McMichael Elementary School • MLK Recreation Center • Mothers in Charge • Mural Arts Program • National Multiple Sclerosis Society • One Step Away • Opport-UNITY • Our Brothers’ Place • PennSERVE • Philabundance • Philadelphia Urban Creators • Philly AIDS Thrift • Philly Rising • Project H.O.M.E. • Rising Sons • Rising Queens • School of the Future • SHARE Food Program • Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission • The St. James School • Tree House Books • Unity in the Community • Universal-Bluford Charter School • Urban Creators • Village of Arts and Humanities • Wakisha Charter School • The Wellness of You • We Feed the Homeless • Woodstock Family Center • WOAR • Youth Emergency Services


Achieving Independence Center • The Attic Youth Center • Child Care Information Services • Covenant House Crisis Center • Community Legal Services • Community Behavioral Health • Delaware Valley University Counseling Psychology Program • Eastern University Counseling Psychology Department • Educating Communities for Parenting • G.P.A.S.S. • International Institute for Restorative Practices • JFCS of Greater Philadelphia • La Salle University Counseling & Family Therapy Department • Mazzoni Center • Shalom, Inc. • Sincerely Syreeta • Sobriety Through Out Patient, Inc. Temple University • University of Pennsylvania Counseling Department • Valley Youth House • Young Legends


ACE Mentor Program/Urban Roots • Aid for Friends • Bryn Mawr College • CertainTeed • Clean Air Council • Delaware Valley Green Building Council • District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund • DMi Partners • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates • Fairmount Parks Conservancy • Finishing Trades Institute • GlaxoSmithKline • Graboyes Commercial Window Company • HOW Properties • Iron Lady Ironworks/Dianna Montague • Kitchen Cred • National Center for Construction Education and Research • OMART Training & Development • PCD Carpentry School/Jerome Henry • Philadelphia Area Labor Management Committee/ BUILD-RITE Construction Industry Program • Philadelphia Convention Center • Philadelphia Fire Department • Police Athletic League of Philadelphia • SHARE Foods • Smith & Solomon • Solar States • United States Green Building Council


AmeriCorps NCCC • Burger King • Chipotle Restaurants • Cosi • G.P.A.S.S. • Manpower • Metro Wash • PowerCorps PHL • Philadelphia OIC • Primark • Saxbys Coffee • St. Joseph’s University • Starbucks • Subway • Sugarhouse Casino • TNT Remodelers • TUCS Cleaning Services • Urban Technology Project – Digital Service Fellows • West Chester Insulation • Whole Foods • Wyndham Hotels