Funded by the U.S Department of Labor, this program focuses on providing D.C youths from disinvested neighborhoods with incentivized personal and professional development through educational support, construction training, leadership development, and apprenticeship or employment opportunities.

Our goal is to employ racially equitable approaches in equipping young people with the tools to improve their own outcomes, pursue gainful careers in the construction industry and beyond.

Are you the one?

We are looking for 16–24-year-olds willing to commit to completing the program and are interested in:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Construction training for industry-recognized credentials
  • Hands-on experience on construction sites in Wards 7 and 8
  • Education leading to a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Personalized goal setting to jumpstart a career
  • Community service projects
  • Post-secondary education or job placement

What do you gain?

People deserve to live, work, and play in a community free from the well-known racist tactics that keep people in poverty. By helping to create mixed-use real estate developments, we can help provide affordable housing, local grocers, restaurants, and office spaces that create thriving communities.

  • A stipend while acquiring new skills.
  • OSHA 10 and NCCER certifications

  • GED/high school diploma
  • Wrap-around services with intuitive support from a case manager

  • Job experience in the construction industry
  • Internships and apprenticeship with leading industry experts

What do you have to do?

Between 2023 and 2026, at least 80 youths pass through this Program life cycle.

The Medici Road YouthBuild Program is flexible and allows you to make choices best suited for your own growth.

With the first cohort beginning in October 2023, sign up now!

Don’t just take our word for it. See for yourself!

“Through YouthBuild, I was able to finish my high school diploma and complete my Certified Nursing Assistant Program. I am proud to create a better life for my family.”
-Marisol, YouthBuild Participant
culled from Lake County YouthBuild Program

“Without YouthBuild, I don’t know where I would be. I knew I needed to work towards getting my diploma, and now I have a career that will allow me to grow and achieve my goals.”
-Adrian, YouthBuild Participant
culled from Lake County YouthBuild Program

Get Involved

Here are 3 ways YOU can be part of investing in disadvantaged communities, contributing to equitable outcomes and changing the narratives about youths from low-income neighborhoods


Find the latest information about the Medici Road YouthBuild Program here!

Monthly Meetings

Learn more about the Program directly from our Medici Road YouthBuild team through our monthly orientation sessions taking place on the third Friday of each month!


Interviews for Cohort 1 will take place between: October 10-12

Onboarding Orientation

MRYB Two-Week Onboarding Orientation: October 16- 27

Official Launch

Official MRYB Program Launch: October 30

Medici Road YouthBuild Program Partners