Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership




Our YOUTHB.U.I.L.D. program embodies teamwork, self-discipline, determination, commitment, dedication, ambition and responsibility…Are You Ready For Change?

Historic Tappen Park, Stapleton New York

Historic Tappen Park, Stapleton New York


B.U.I.L.D Staten Island is a YouthBuild USA modeled program that provides a pathway for unemployed, out-of-work youth between the ages of 16 to 24, an opportunity to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment, and become leaders in rebuilding and shaping their communities. Our program brings in top leadership development specialists and vocational trainers that are focused on incorporating real world experiences to help transform young lives.


The Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 and was formed for the purpose of promoting Tappen Park as a viable venue for positive community arts, cultural, and educational programs and events.

Our vision is to promote responsible economic development along the Bay Street Corridor that encourage public and private partnerships through programs and events that will make a positive impact on the businesses, residents, and community assets in Staten Island’s North Shore.


Our Program



Are you up to the TASC? YouthBuild Staten Island provides our students with the preparation and tools needed for a successful future by helping them earn their High School Equivalency Diploma.



Vocational & Construction modules will include on-site and off-site vocational training. Participants will learn entry-level construction and safety skills; NCCER, OSHA 30, Flagging, 4-hr scaffolding and much more! YouthBuild Staten Island now offers a comprehensive retail vocational track.


leadership development & community service

YouthBuild Staten Island provides its students with a robust leadership development curriculum that equips young adults to take on real-life opportunities and challenges by partnering with businesses and organizations to teach practical life and leadership skills using images, relatable stories and experiences. 


YouthBuild Staten Island is up to the TASC

90% of our students who are in TASC instruction, successfully earn their HSE or have significant gains in math and literacy…


Certificates of Completion

88% of our students who enroll in YouthBuild Staten Island earn certificates of completion…

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Our Impact

YouthBuild Staten Island Performs Above Average…

In 2016, the Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership started Staten Island's first YouthBuild program. Since then, our program has performed well above average and is a vital and necessary component of the economic development of the neighborhoods it serves!


First YouthBuild program on Staten Island receives federal funding…

January 2019

“We need to continue to empower young people as they develop the skills necessary to contribute to society, no matter what the choices they’ve made in the past,” Congressman Max Rose (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn)

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Historic Tappen Park youth group visits D.C. for inspiration

Septemer 2017

"We want to expose our participants to the processes of government on a federal, state and local level. Civics engagement is instrumental in the leadership development for our young people, " says Kamillah Hanks, president and CEO

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Historic Tappen Park Community Partnership wins grant for art project

January 2015

"New York City's diverse and vibrant neighborhoods provide a unique place to work, live, shop and play. Through programs like Neighborhood Challenge, we are empowering neighborhood organizations to find creative and replicable solutions to their neighborhoods' specific challenges," said Maria Torres-Springer, commissioner of SBS.

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Helping out-of-school young adults on Staten Island

January 2016

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Huge community art project will transform Stapleton this fall

September 2016

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