Executive Director named in 40 Under 40!

We are proud to announce that our Executive Director, Simran Sidhu, has been named as a recipient of one of this year’s Philadelphia Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards! This program recognizes 40 individuals each year, under the age of 40, who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities.Simran Sidhu

As executive director, Sidhu is responsible for setting the overall direction of YouthBuild Philadelphia, including programming, operations, fundraising, and relationship building. Sidhu has been with YouthBuild since 1995, and served as executive director for since 2002.

Sidhu will be honored along with her fellow award winners at a special ceremony on May 19, 2009 at the Sheraton Society Hill.

YouthBuild Receives Harris Wofford Award for Active Citizenship

We are proud to announce that YouthBuild Philadelphia was awarded the Eleventh Annual Harris Wofford Award for Active Citizenship at the Martin Luther King Day of Service press conference on the morning of Jan. 7, 2009.

Mayor Michael Nutter presented the Award to Executive Director Simran Sidhu, along with 2009 class president D’Shaunta Hayward and Program Director Brian Leffler.

The award was given “for years of participation in the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, and for educating young people to become successful and active citizens.”

The award was presented on stage in front of press representatives, community leaders, and hundreds of other attendees. We are proud to be recognized for our commitment to, and participation in community service over the years.