Through our programs we prepare our students with leadership skills and most importantly a strong work ethic. We enable them to get their high school diploma, driver licenses and learn many technical skills. These young men and women will graduate Friday, June 14 ready for employment in landscaping, construction, recycling, driving, office support, high-tech and more!
If you are hiring, or know of someone who is, please call Olga Madera at 408-595-6542, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 408-288-6521.
Friday, June 14th, 2013
We currently serve 370 students at two sites – at 2650 Senter Road and at 1560 Berger Drive. Classes at both sites are small and teachers can, therefore, attend to the specific needs of each student. While many students have fallen through the cracks in traditional, comprehensive high schools, we at the SJCC&CS seek to address the needs of each student who deserve a second chance.
Youth Build San Jose is an alternative education and workforce-development program that helps high school dropouts gain the literacy/numeracy and job-readiness skills needed to make a successful transition into the workforce and/or post secondary education.
The Recycling Department is a prominent program offered in which students learn valuable skills in the recycling industry while serving their community. The recycling department serves approximately 75 students each year. On any given day, our Recycling students can be found throughout the County of Santa Clara serving over 400 recycling clients and recycling at over 170 special events.
The Environmental Projects Department provides entry-level positions for all new trainees. Following a one-week orientation program, the new trainees are assigned to one of 4 Field Supervisors and a crew of 12 young people. Here they learn the work ethic the importance of being on time everyday, how to work with their supervisors and fellow trainees and the importance of showing up, ready to work, on a daily basis.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recognized YouthBuild San Jose and San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School for its tremendous contributions to the youth of Santa Clara County. YouthBuild USA, Inc. was granted $810,340 to help over 60 court-involved youth, aged 16-24, to achieve their educational and employment goals. YouthBuild works with Cal-YOR, Cal-GRIP and the juvenile justice/criminal justice systems as well as reducing recidivism by providing comprehensive services and a caring community to young people who have previously been involved in crime.