Succeeding Its Founder, YouthBuild CEO Takes Program into Fifth Decade
In the late 1970s, a youth worker in New York City named Dorothy Stoneman started a program that paired entry into the construction trade with academic advancement to draw in youth who had fallen off the path to graduation and employment.
John Valverde To Succeed Founder Dorothy Stoneman at YouthBuild USA
John Valverde, who began a career improving services for offenders during his own 16-year prison term, will succeed YouthBuild USA founder Dorothy Stoneman when she retires in January. YouthBuild USA is the national provider of assistance and support to about 250 YouthBuild sites in the United States and another 80 programs in 21 other countries.