Education and Training
DHCD supports education through most of its programs and partners such as the Weatherization Assistance Program, housing counseling and the Neighborhood Advisory Committees. Through the YouthBuild program DHCD supports training of high school dropouts aged 18 to 21 enabling them to learn job skills by rehabilitating houses for low-income occupancy.
YouthBuild Philadelphia has 21 years of experience helping young people rebuild their lives. The one-year program provides high school dropouts with a chance to earn their diplomas while learning vital job skills and providing valuable community services. YouthBuild Philadelphia currently employs more than 50 dedicated teachers, instructors, case managers, and administrators to help students navigate their way through the program and transition to full-time jobs and post-secondary educational programs.