John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Ph: (305) 908-2600
Grant Announced: April 2013
The Knight Foundation has awarded YouthBuild USA $1.4 million dollars to expand YouthBuild’s leadership development program in California. With the Knight Foundation grant, YouthBuild USA will help California YouthBuild programs engage YouthBuild students around annual California leadership conferences. The conferences enable low-income young people to influence relevant local and state policies through advocacy, as well as meetings with elected officials and other community leaders. A total of 300 YouthBuild students and graduates will be able to attend the California conferences during the next three years.