Taller San Jose - Hope Builders

Hope Builders




Cathy Larson, Director of Hope Builders
801 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Office: (714) 542-2129, Ext. 209
Cell: (949) 224-5996

Fax: (714) 597-6549

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Driven by the belief that a job is one of the most powerful tools for stabilizing a young life, in 2008 Taller San Jose launched Hope Builders, Inc., a nonprofit social enterprise that creates an employment pipeline for youth who have completed Taller San Jose’s construction training academy. Hope Builders gives youth an opportunity to refine their skill set through transitional employment alongside master tradesmen and fast-tracks them to living-wage jobs. Hope Builders serves developers, private investors, nonprofit housing organizations and home owners throughout Southern California with new construction, renovation and rehabilitation services. Hope Builders operates with a double bottom line. First, it expands employment to some of Taller San Jose’s most at-risk youth and, secondly, it increases its mission impact through business-generated revenue. Taller San Jose believes that Hope Builders will ultimately help youth expand their skill level in the building trades and thus their preparedness for the workforce. For more information about Hope Builders, visit   www.hope-build.com



“By partnering with Taller San Jose and Hope Builders on our Logan Homes project, Santa Ana accomplished three important goals: First, we built high quality homes which were sold at affordable prices to first time buyers. Secondly, we offered the construction as an economic development opportunity for Hope Builders and the youth served by their program. Finally, we sup-ported the existing residents of the Logan Neighborhood. This resulted in commercial property being converted to residential uses, which further serves to reweave the fabric of our community.”

Mayor Miguel Pulido
City of Santa Ana