CEC Houston is pleased to welcome American YouthWorks as one of CEC’s newest member organizations.
Established in 1975, their purpose is to provide opportunities for youth to grow and serve. Founder Richard Halpin began AYW as a GED and literacy program for incarcerated youth of Austin. The organization now serves the entire community of Austin, helping young people realize their full potential with primary programs of YouthBuild Austin (1997) and Texas Conservation Corps (1993).
|1901 E. Ben White Blvd. SRVD EB|
Austin, TX 78741
|ELIZA MONTANA, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS|
DAVID CLAUSS, YOUTHBUILD AUSTIN PROGRAM DIRECTOR
JODY KARR, TEXAS CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR
ERICUS ADAMS, TXCC HOUSTON PROGRAM MANAGER
YouthBuild Austin is a holistic youth services program that combines academics with career training, leadership development, and community service at no cost to our students. YouthBuild Austin offer young adults, ages 16 to 24, the opportunity to complete their education by earning a high school diploma or GED. Students also receive paid career training and certification in computer technology, healthcare, or green construction. In addition, YouthBuild provides customized support services, including: counseling, basic needs assistance, graduate support, college readiness, and a re-entry track for young people exiting the criminal justice system.
Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC) is a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps accredited program that empowers young people through AmeriCorps service, conservation, education, and jobs training. TxCC recruit people who have a passion for the environment and working outdoors, and an interest in gaining new skill sets and experiences – no experience is required to join our program. Participants engage in hands-on projects on public lands, coastal regions, and disaster areas throughout the natural landscapes of the central, southern United States.