Congratulations on graduating from YouthBuild! You’ve got that diploma and some meaningful work experience. So what now?

Now you’re part of a national and international network of YouthBuild Alumni. YouthBuild Philadelphia is leading the way on “what now?” and offers a comprehensive Year 2 program of services to help you continue to advance on your life path.

During your second YouthBuild year as an alumni, you and your Postsecondary Coordinator will work together monthly to help you identify opportunities to advance your career. We will work together to find employment opportunities, help you stay in the jobs you get, and connect you to community partners for professional development and volunteer opportunities that are essential to your career plan.

See below for some Self-Service resources we’ve uploaded for you.

Requesting Records

As a graduate you can request your academic records from YouthBuild for school, work, or for yourself.

  • If you’d like a copy of your transcript and diploma, please request that here. This takes between 1-2 weeks (10 business days) to process and is free to request.
  • If you’d like an original diploma, please request that here. This takes up to 6 weeks to process and costs $10 cash or money order. Please leave the the $10 with Mr. Eric Shapiro at YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School at 1231 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  Floor #3 between the hours of 9am-11:30am Monday-Friday (except holidays).
  • If you have questions please email alumnirecords@youthbuildphilly.org or leave a voicemail at (215) 627-8671 ext.13. We will respond much faster to email.

Outside Verification

If you are a school or workplace please refer to the following guidelines. We will do our best to process these within 1-2 weeks (10 business days).

  • To request a copy of an alumni’s transcript/diploma, please email us at alumnirecords@youthbuildphilly.org  or leave a voicemail at (215) 627-8671 ext. 13 with the student’s waiver/signature to release the records and their name, date of birth, last 4 digits of their SSN, and graduation year. We will respond much faster to email.
  • To verify graduation date only, please email us at alumnirecords@youthbuildphilly.org with the alumni’s full name, graduation year, and case number that your organization uses to track requests. We will respond much faster to email.

 

Postsecondary Education

Preparing for College

How to Use your AmeriCorps Education Award

Test Prep Resources

CCP Placement

SAT

Renew your FAFSA and PHEAA

Colleges we work with

Community College of Philadelphia

Apply to CCP

Financial Aid Assistance

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer to Temple University

Information about

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Year Up at Pierce College

 

Employment Resources

Preparing for Employment

Resume Templates

Choose the template you like the best, delete the rest and fill in your personal and professional information. Once you’ve completed this, we’d love to look it over with you!

Cover Letter Template

Partner organizations to job training

CareerLink

Workshop Calendar

Online Resources

RISE Initiative

Face Forward Program

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative

PowerCorps

STRIVE International

Job Corps

 

Financial Planning

Clarifi Centers

Financial counseling one-on-one

Building Health & Wealth Network

Financial Planning classes and savings match program