Center for Community Transformation – Building Bridges

Building Bridges started in June of 2007 as a collaborative summer employment program called “Clean Slate.” During that first summer, Clean Slate was able to employ eight at-risk youth at minimum wage and averaged about 24 hours of work per week. The program was targeted to low-income youth with barriers to employment. Of the youth employed 82% had a previous felony or misdemeanor charge and 70% had been involved with the foster care system.