Building Community, Building Lives

Since I started volunteering at PYB, I have come to the understanding that there is more to these young adults than anyone gives them credit for.

Rich, AmeriCorps Member

Sep 13 2019

The 2019 Cornhole Classic

Join us for our seventh annual fundraiser and competitive cornhole tournament! We are thrilled to be hosting The Cornhole Classic in an an exciting new location this year! Join us at The Redd on September 13th for an evening of inspiration and fun as we raise funds for Portland YouthBuilders. Whether you play competitively in the tournament or stand back and watch the action, you'll have a great time while supporting PYB. Stay tuned for more details about purchasing tickets and the event schedule!

Jun 24 2019

Summer Break!

PYB staff and students will be on break from June 24th to July 22nd for staff and July 24th for students. We hope that everyone has a fun and safe summer!

Jun 20 2019

PYB's 2019 Celebration of Achievements!

Join us at our 2019 Celebration of Achievements on Thursday, June 20th, from 5-7 PM at Ron Russell Middle School 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266 as we celebrate our 2018-2019 graduates and honor achievements of Portland YouthBuilders students and alumni. Invite your friends and family for music, PYB student performances, food, photos and fun! Transportation and food will be available for students on the afternoon of the event. Graduates, PYB will provide your cap and gown and help you get fitted the day of the event. Stay tuned for more info!

May 19 2019

Cars for a Cause

PYB is honored to have been the recipient of all proceeds from Cars for a Cause! Cars for a Cause is an amazing nonprofit car show that raises money for charities in the Portland area. We had an amazing time looking at all the great cars and getting to do some outreach at the show. Thanks to all of the efforts of Cars for a Cause we raised nearly $3,500 to support PYB's programs. Thank you to everyone who showed up, and to everyone who showed their incredible cars in this show!

May 14 2019

Trivia Night at Eastburn Public House

Thank you to everyone who came out to support PYB at Trivia Night! Congratulations to our winning trivia team, the Portland YouthBlazers, on their incredible trivia performance. Thank you to our trivia master Seth for providing us with fun and difficult questions, and to Eastburn Public House for providing us with their great space!

Nov 01 2018

Give!Guide Starts Today

PYB is honored to be featured in the Give!Guide once again this year! Give!Guide is a year-end giving campaign created by the Willamette Week. We are honored to be one of the 150 Portland nonprofits selected to be a part of this amazing guide!

Nov 01 2018

Shop at Plaid Pantry for PYB!

All through the month of November whenever you shop at any Plaid Pantry location you can donate $1 or more to PYB! Also a portion of sales from participating products will go to to PYB. This is a super easy way to support the work that we do while also getting all of your favorite foods from Plaid Pantry!

Oct 18 2018

Trivia Night at North Bar is a Success!

Thank you so much to North Bar for hosting Trivia Night to raise money for PYB! Guests enjoyed a night of drinks and some pretty tough trivia! Thanks to the generosity of North Bar we were able to raise $1,300 to support PYB!

Sep 13 2018

Cornhole Classic IV

Thank you to everyone who attended the Cornhole Classic last Thursday! Through everyone's generosity we were able to raise a total of $165,000 dollars to support PYB!!! Guests enjoyed paella from Crown Paella, live and silent auctions, heartfelt presentations from PYB students, and of course a cornhole tournament! We would like to give a special shoutout to the members of team IBEW Local 48 who stuck it out through the rain to win the cornhole tournament! We also want to give a huge thank you to our presenting sponsors, O'Neill/Walsh Community Builders and Mill Creek Residential, and all of our wonderful sponsors for helping to make this event possible!

Sep 08 2017

Cornhole Classic V

Join us on September 8th, 2017 for our fifth annual signature fundraising event, The Cornhole Classic! Complete with dinner, live & silent auctions, and a cornhole tournament, come support Portland YouthBuilders' programs and students. Learn more at our event website:

Jun 22 2017

Get ready for PYB's Celebration of Achievements!

PYB 2017 Celebration of Achievements Thursday, June 22nd, 5-7 PM Ron Russell Middle School 3955 SE 112th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97266 Join us as we celebrate our 2017 graduates and honor achievements of Portland YouthBuilders students and alumni. Invite your friends and family for music, PYB student performances, food, photos and fun! Transportation and food will be available for students on the afternoon of the event. Graduates, PYB will provide your cap and gown and help you get fitted the day of the event. Stay tuned for more info!

Dec 31 2016


Portland YouthBuilders has the honor of being featured again in the Willamette Week's Give!Guide. The Give!Guide is a fantastic way to support PYB this holiday season! Between now and December 31st, visit and donate a minimum of $10 and receive incentives, chances to win big prizes, and our gratitude.

May 12 2016

PYB Open House

Join us on Thursday, May 12 from 8:30-9:30 am to tour our school, meet students and staff, hear PYB student stories, learn about recent news and upcoming events, and enjoy light refreshments. PYB is located at 4816 SE 92nd Ave, Portland, OR 97266 Please RSVP to Tonia Kovtunovich at 503-286-9350 ext. 217 or

Sep 22 2016

PYB's Fourth Annual Fundraising Event, the Cornhole Classic!

Join us for a fun-filled evening of Cornhole, dinner, and drinks- all while supporting a great cause!

Jul 23 2015

Join us at our annual fundraising event, The Cornhole Classic!

This year, The Cornhole Classic will celebrate PYB's 20th anniversary of serving Portland area youth.

May 29 2015

Supporter Spotlight: Tonkon Torp

Portland-based law firm continues to support local nonprofits like PYB

May 28 2015

Service Day Brings PYB Together

Staff and students enjoy taking a day to volunteer at other local nonprofits in SE Portland

May 28 2015

PYB's Open House a Success!

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit PYB!

May 01 2015

Be a Partner with PYB

Do you know an individual or organization you would like to see connected with PYB?

Apr 29 2015

Join Us for Our Open House!

Join other community supporters of PYB for our annual Open House.

Mar 30 2015

Spring Planting Begins in PYB's Garden

From kale to fava beans, students learn about planting starts and seeds.

Mar 30 2015

PYB Alumni Spotlight: Chris Craig

PYB gave Chris a second chance for his future and a new start for his dream of becoming a teacher.

Mar 29 2015

PYB Youth Media Students Share Knowledge at Woodburn HS

A collaborative video project connects both schools

Feb 27 2015

Supporter Spotlight: Ted Gilbert

For over 20 years, Ted Gilbert has been a supporting partner with PYB

Feb 27 2015

PYB Student to Perform in Monologue Competition

On March 2nd, Gielle and 16 other regional semi-finalists will compete in the August Wilson Monologue Competition

Feb 27 2015

Shop for Groceries, Support PYB!

Earn money for PYB when you use your rewards card at Fred Meyer!

Feb 02 2015

Supporter Spotlight: Walsh Construction Co.

Walsh continues to connect with youth through its partnership with PYB

Feb 02 2015

Nutrition Education Program Launches

Combining education on healthy eating habits, culinary skills, and food focused field trips.

Jan 29 2015

Thank You for Helping Us Achieve Our Goal!

The 2014 holiday giving season was an overwhelming success!

Jan 20 2015

Volunteers Come Together for MLK Day

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through service

Dec 15 2014

Spreading Holiday Cheer

The Portland Timbers FC and adidas helped make the winter holidays a little extra special for our students.

Dec 17 2014

PYB Alumni Spotlight: Kat Caskey

Kat Caskey joins PYB as an AmeriCorps Volunteer to give back.

Nov 26 2014

Giving Thanks for Feast Celebration

The much anticipated PYB tradition gathered a joyous group of students and their families.

Nov 04 2014

Supporter Spotlight: Steve Rudman

Founding board member Steve Rudman was integral in bringing YouthBuild to Portland nearly 20 years ago.

Nov 05 2014

Give!Guide 2014 is Live!

Help PYB this holiday season by donating through Willamette Week's Give!Guide

Oct 02 2014

Harvest Brew Fundraiser a Success!

Lucky Lab NW was packed with supporters of PYB!

Sep 10 2014

Join Us For Harvest Brew: A Benefit For PYB!

Enjoy a night of local craft beer and handcrafted pizza while supporting PYB!

Aug 10 2014

The Cornhole Classic Returns!

The Cornhole Classic II brought another year of sunshine and friendly competition!

Dec 02 2013

Student Art Show

Students displayed their original works of art as the culmination of their Art115 class.

Nov 20 2013

Thanksgiving Feast Builds PYB Community

As part of a long-standing holiday tradition, PYB staff prepared a bountiful Thanksgiving feast for students and their families.

Sep 08 2013

The Cornhole Classic Raises Funds for PYB

The first annual Cornhole Classic hosted at Providence Park!

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