Emerging Builders Inc.


3125 Gillham Plaza
Kansas City, MO 64109

Phone: (816) 918-1115

Contact Name: Yahna Gibson

Pickup: Yes

Dropoff: No

Cash Donation Link: https://emerging-builders.kindful.com/

Volunteer Signup: mailto:admin@emerging-builders.org

Type of Charity
  • Job Training & Employment

Emerging Builders (EB) creates opportunities for Women, Black and People of Color in the construction trades through an apprenticeship model, providing tangible workforce skills in tandem with life and leadership skills.


To ensure the experiential training is meaningful and accessible, Emerging Builders partners with construction companies on actual project sites in opportunity zones, meaning that for the majority of each week, Builders are placed as employees with companies on project sites in the communities where they live. Builders receive a living wage, structure and support. The apprenticeship series has three major threads: 1. Life Skills: Mental health support and regular, culturally competent instruction to help build strategies to navigate life circumstances; 2. Construction Skills: Level 1 Carpentry from the National Center for Construction Education and Research with corresponding skills labs; and 3. Entrepreneurial Skills: Personal financial literacy training and entrepreneurship training.

Items Accepted
  • Building Materials
  • Tools
  • Office Supplies