YouthBuild Construction Corpsmember

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Monday, May 1, 2017, 12:00pm



Denver, CO
United States

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YouthBuild Construction Corpsmember

Position Description:

YouthBuild Corpsmembers participate in an intensive training program divided between time on the construction service site and time spent in the classroom earning a diploma.  Corpsmembers develop construction skills while providing a minimum of 450 hours of community service through working on affordable housing projects; obtain further educational goals and engage in leadership development, civic engagement and college and career readiness activities.   

Program Components and Timeline:

Corpsmembers will be enrolled in the YouthBuild Program until academic and placement goals are met (up to 2 years).  Corpsmembers participate in three main components:

Construction – May 22, 2017 – October 6, 2017.

450 hours (4 months) of service on a large scale affordable housing construction site.
May 22, 2017 – August 11, 2017 students will be on the service site: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Schedule may vary depending on projects.
August 14, 2017 – October 6, 2017 students will attend classes at RiseUp Community School (8 a.m-12:20 p.m.)  and afternoons in construction training (12:20 p.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Leadership – October 9, 2017 – graduation 4 hours a week
Participate in service projects, lead school activities, and focus on career and college goals.

Education – Enroll in RiseUp Community School today!

Earn your High School Diploma from RiseUp Community School.
Get the support you need to achieve your future goals!

Corpsmembers SERVE:

On Construction Sites:  Serve on a crew with other young adults building low-income housing in the Denver Metro area.  Corpsmembers will serve alongside construction staff and professional trades-people to become familiar with construction tools, vocabulary and methods. 

Community: Corpsmembers will participate in service projects with local nonprofits that may be outside of the MHYC daily schedule.

Corpsmembers RECEIVE:

Education: Fully participate in RiseUp Community School’s diploma program, as well as construction lab classes, healthy lifestyles workshops, leadership             development, and service-learning activities.


First Aid/CPR, OSHA, Multi-Craft Core Certification (MC3), hands-on technical training related to all construction projects, green building and other advanced trainings as applicable.

Career Readiness: Career exploration, resume development, as well as networking with employers, apprenticeship, and union opportunities.

Post- Secondary/College Resources:  Develop skills and explore options for college including FAFSA completion, financial aid and enrollment support, scheduled campus visits, preparation workshops, etc.

Health Insurance: May be eligible for health insurance the 1st of the month after serving at MHYC for sixty days serving 30+ hours a week.  Member share of health insurance premium is $80 per month.

Corpsmembers LEAD:

Corpsmembers serve as role models and promote volunteerism and community service across the agency.

Leadership Opportunities: Opportunities for leadership include serving on the Leadership Council, taking lead roles in the classroom and on the service site, and attending the Council of Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.


  • Between 17-24 years old and eligible to legally serve in the United States. Documentation will be required on the first day.
  • Must be committed to earning a high school diploma.
  • Must desire to make a positive change in your life.
  • Must be eligible for enrollment in AmeriCorps as a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident.  Documentation will be required on the first day.
  • Must be physically capable of construction tasks, including, but not limited to: able to lift 50 lbs., serve 3 ½- 8 hours per day outdoors in all weather conditions (e.g. sun, heat, wind, rain, cold, snow, etc.), squat, reach, crawl, stand for long periods of time, available for a minimum of 450 hours of service.
  • Able to commit to the entire term of service.
  • Desire to become involved in your community and increase your leadership skills.
  • Able to be on time and maintain high levels of attendance.
  • Able to give and receive constructive criticism.
  • Actively participate as part of a team, show respect to others and have a positive attitude.
  • Must be committed to developing professional skills for long-term success.


  • This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and therefore must complete a pre-service background check which includes fingerprinting.
  • Pre-service drug screen required.  Drug testing may be required during the term.
  • Must not engage in any prohibited activities listed in the AmeriCorps member service agreement and must adhere to rules and regulations specified in the MHYC handbook and fully comply with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to provide proof of income qualification and other barrier documentation per grant requirements.
  • This position reports to YouthBuild Construction Crew Leader.

How to Apply:

To Apply:

Visit our website at and click “Apply Now”.  Or visit us in person at 1801 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204.

Questions?  Email


Mile High Youth Corps is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Mile High Youth Corps is committed to the inclusion of members with all levels of ability.  Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.  This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, political affiliation, or, in most instances, religion. Mile High Youth Corps’ YouthBuild program receives 75% (914,343) of its funding from the Department of Labor.

Compensation Information:

Corpsmembers EARN:

Biweekly stipend:  Biweekly stipend:  May 22, 2017 – August 11, 2017 earn $680, before taxes, every two weeks for an average of 34 hours per week.  August 14, 2017 – October 6, 2017 earn $320, before taxes, every two weeks for an average of 18 hours a week.  October 9, 2017 – graduation earn $80 every two weeks for an average of 4 hours per week. Raises and bonuses may be granted based on performance.  The first pay day will by June 2, 2017. 
AmeriCorps Education Award:  Earn a scholarship of $1,527.45 upon successful completion of their term (450 hours of service).  This award can be used to pay tuition for college, trade schools or certificate programs.