Great reasons to help.
That’s the number of young adults, ages 16 to 24, who are neither working nor in school in Orange County.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Hope Builders has a more than 25-year track record of building a pathway to a better life for such young adults. But we can’t do it alone.
GIVING BACK TO THE OC.
Experts* estimate that unemployed and undereducated Southern California youth impose an immediate taxpayer and social burden of $51,350 per person, per year.
*Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy
OUR THEORY OF CHANGE.
Hope Builders believes that learning how to work doesn’t happen in a classroom. Our training simulates the workforce, models real world experiences and holds participants accountable for their actions. Throughout more than 25 years, Hope Builders has operated with the belief that no matter your skill level, if you can’t show up every day, on time, drug-free and with a good attitude, then you won’t succeed in the workforce.
A PATHWAY WORTH EXPANDING.
HOPE BUILDERS 100: A SPECIAL THANKS
Every donation to Hope Builders supports real change. We are grateful to these companies for their ongoing, generous commitment to moving young adults from poverty to prosperity. Learn more about Hope Builders 100.
OUR WORK ONLY WORKS
WITH YOUR SUPPORT.
Join us in helping to create opportunity for Orange County youth—you choose the way.
Empower our young adults with skills to support themselves and their families. A $1,000 donation makes you an Amigo.
Help provide Hope Builders’ trainees with specific needs. Explore what monthly giving supports.
Instruct your broker to donate the stock directly to Hope Builders. You’ll gain tax advantages.