Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

American YouthWorks

  • Austin, TX
  • www.americanyouthworks.org

Mission Statement

The mission of American YouthWorks is to provide young people with opportunities to build careers, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through education, on-the-job training, and service to others.

Service Areas

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National

American YouthWorks' was established in Austin, Texas. However, its impact has grown to include the entire state of Texas and the Nation.  Recruitment for our education programs is focused on at-risk youth in the high-poverty neighborhoods of Central Texas.  However, young people travel from all over the country to participate in our job skills training and service programs and their efforts make an enormous impact locally and nationally.

ruling year

1981

CEO

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Mr. Parc Smith

Keywords

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at risk youth, education, construction, conservation, job skills training, workforce development, youthbuild, vocational education, disaster recovery, parent education, community service, volunteerism

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Also Known As

AYW, Texas Conservation Corps, YouthBuild Austin, Casae Verde Builders

EIN

74-2197942

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Environmental Quality, Protection, and Beautification N.E.C. (C99)

Employment Training (J22)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Service Areas

Self-reported

National

American YouthWorks' was established in Austin, Texas. However, its impact has grown to include the entire state of Texas and the Nation.  Recruitment for our education programs is focused on at-risk youth in the high-poverty neighborhoods of Central Texas.  However, young people travel from all over the country to participate in our job skills training and service programs and their efforts make an enormous impact locally and nationally.

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AMERICAN YOUTHWORKS
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
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American YouthWorks

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CEO

Mr. Parc Smith

BIO

Parc Smith began working with the American YouthWorks (AYW) Environmental in 1995 in Austin, Texas as an environmental science teacher and AmeriCorps crew leader. Over the past fifteen years he has molded the AYW Environmental Corps program (now called Texas Conservation Corps) into one of the most well-respected trails organizations in the U.S. Parc has served on the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Federal Advisory Committee, The Corps Network Corps Council and Board of Directors, the Texas Children In Nature Network Advisory Committee, the Wimberly Valley Watershed Association Board of Directors, the One Voice Central Texas Advocacy Council and Diversity Task Force, the Public Lands Service Coalition (PLSC) Co-Chairs, founding member and co-chair of the Gulf Corps Alliance (GCA), Cities Connecting Children to Nature (Austin Chapter) Advisory Committee, the Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative, and the Texas Recreation Trails Grant Review Committee. He was named the American Trails State Trail Worker of the Year in 2004 and was Trail Designer / Project Director for 2009's Accessibility Enhancement Project of the Year from the Coalition for Recreation Trails. He has modeled American YouthWorks' mission of transforming the lives of at-risk youth through education, service and green jobs training and was named the agency's CEO in June 2010.

Parc is most passionate about providing opportunities to youth and young adults with access to education, jobs training, and service to the community. He speaks at national, state, and local conferences. Parc has dedicated his life to finding and providing opportunities to under-resourced individuals who want to improve their own lives and communities. Pursuing his passion for social justice, protecting the environment, and promoting the promise of young people as valuable and contributing partners of our community and economy, he has continually pursued our local, state, and national leaders to understand the value of our young people as our emerging leaders with significant value and contributions to offer. Inclusion, equity, opportunity, justice, jobs skills, education, service, love, and respect for those who have lived through and survived the most challenging of circumstances, as well as those who want to make a difference and live lives of significance.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Bret Kadison

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