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Denver YouthBuild Tiny Home Fundraiser

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Denver YouthBuild students are building a tiny home for a nonprofit of their choice and we need your help! We hope to raise $7,000 by December 1st to purchase building materials that will make this project a success.

Donate to this fundraiser

Tiny home, big impact

The purpose of the tiny home build project is threefold:

  1. Teach real-world job skills
    Community build projects are an important aspect of our instruction as it’s where students apply their construction skills outside of the classroom. This build project also allows students to engage in building design, budgeting, project management, and material selection.
  2. Recruit new students
    Denver YouthBuild is always recruiting and the tiny house will increase the impact of our efforts at community events.  A potential student looking at the tiny house will see a clear and powerful example of that they will be capable of if they enroll in Denver YouthBuild.
  3. Serve our community
    The tiny house will ultimately benefit more than just our students. Denver YouthBuild students will be expected to engage the larger Denver Community to identify the final use for the tiny house. Once the final use is determined, the interior will be completed accordingly.

Thank you gifts

$1+ : Tiny Home Sponsor
Receive recognition the CCI email newsletter

$200: Tiny Home Developer
Receive recognition the CCI email newsletter
Receive a Denver YouthBuild t-shirt

$500: Tiny Home Architect
Receive recognition the CCI email newsletter
Receive a Denver YouthBuild t-shirt
Receive a Denver YouthBuild hat
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Oct. 10-14, 2016: Highway Construction Upskilling Bootcamp

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CCI Upskilling Construction Bootcamp is a new hands-on training course for Denver residents interested in growing their construction skills.

In this 1 week course, we will focus on highway infrastructure with a curriculum developed by industry employer, Interstate Highway Construction (IHC). We will teach you everything you need to know to start a career in this trade—for FREE. You will be in high demand for jobs with wages starting at $12–$15 an hour.


  • Concrete Pavement and Flatwork
  • Basic Rigging
  • Pavement Removal and Demolition
  • Career Exploration
  • Job-Site Safety Training

Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 to Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Colorado Construction Institute (CCI)
4800 Race St., Denver CO 80216

NOTE: You must be a Denver resident to be eligible for this Upskilling Construction Bootcamp.

Interested in joining? Download an application and email or hand-deliver it to CCI.

Erick, Month 5

Meet Erick--he likes to box and hopes to go to school for welding after graduation. Erick shares a typical day as a YouthBuild student: "Half the day I go to school, in the morning, and the other half I'll do Trades and construction."

Aaron, Week 5

"It's better than sitting down all day..." New Denver YouthBuild student, Aaron, shares what he likes about the program.