As part of National YouthBuild Week, YouthBuild Brownsville will hold an unveiling event at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18.
YouthBuild programs across the nation are sharing the outstanding impact of YouthBuild, sharing stories of successful community contributions and personal achievements made through YouthBuild, and demonstrating the extraordinary demand that exists for these opportunities in our communities.
YouthBuild Brownsville students this year helped to build a much-needed performance stage at the Cultural Center.
The Cultural Center serves to promote the arts to the local community. Its mission is to provide opportunities for the community to experience art, music and cultural events with an emphasis on arts education for children in the community.
“In addition to workforce and educational training, our students learn the significance of giving back the community,” YouthBuild Brownsville Director Nelda Najera said. “YouthBuild Day gives us an opportunity to highlight their achievements and contributions.”
YouthBuild Brownsville is a community initiative established by the Community Development Corporation of Brownsville to help youth ages 16-24 acquire education and workforce training.
According to the national YouthBuild Website, there are at least 2.3 million low-income 16-24 year-olds in the United States who are not in education, employment or training. From Seattle to South Africa to Brownsville, YouthBuild provides pathways to education, jobs, entrepreneurship and other opportunities leading to productive livelihoods and community leadership.
The Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center is located at 1452 E. Madison. The free event is open to the public. There will be live entertainment and refreshments. For more information, please call (956) 548-2302.