YouthBuild Louisville Receives National Recognition as Outstanding Non-Profit Organization from SCORE Foundation and Sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation

Sep 13, 2011, 13:00 ET from SCORE

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lynn Rippy of Louisville, KY and director of Youth Adult Development in Action, Inc. dba YouthBuild Louisville (YBL) has been chosen as this years' recipient for the prestigious Outstanding Non-Profit Organization award given by The SCORE Foundation. SCORE, ( mentors to America's small business, serves over 350,000 clients annually and honors their most successful clients at The SCORE Foundation's annual award ceremony celebrating excellence on Thursday, September 15th at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.  YouthBuild Louisville will be honored for demonstrating unique vision, innovation and achievement as an Outstanding Non-Profit Organization sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation.  

YouthBuild Louisville is receiving this award out of a group of hundreds of nominees based on their successful growth and community partnerships. YBL provides meaningful purpose to students who split their time between a construction site - building affordable housing for homeless and low-income families; and the classroom - where over 85% earn their GED or high school diploma. During this time, 7 new houses have been built, 9 homes were rehabilitated, a historic church renovated, 3 miles of trails in local forests were redeveloped, and they have maintained hundreds of trees throughout the community. YouthBuild Louisville's impact is recognized through opportunity, training, resources, vision, and evidenced by former students who are now aspiring business owners being mentored by SCORE.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "Despite a tough economic year, many small businesses were able to survive and thrive. The SCORE Awards celebrates and honors these successful and innovative entrepreneurs and the small business advocates who support entrepreneurship in America." Yancey adds, "It is important for us to recognize those businesses, like YouthBuild, that are supporting their communities through their success."

The SCORE Foundation President Mark Dobosz says, "In our third year of the SCORE Awards we look forward to honoring clients and supporters that inspire other small businesses as they proceed on their path to success. SCORE is honored to celebrate the people and businesses that fuel social progress and economic success in America."

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