As the parent of a young adult with special needs, I had the privelege of traveling to the developing world and witnessing the conditions there. The issues remain the same worldwide, that being exclusion from the mainstream and discrimination. It was, however, further exacerbated by extreme poverty and superstition. I understood their challenge and knew their spirit. Out of this, Building for Generations was born.
Our organization was founded in 2005 and received non-profit status in November 2006. The organization currently consists of a core volunteer team of ten persons and a Board of Directors. Founder and volunteer, Cory Ybarra, is the mother of a young adult with special needs and has a degree from San Jose State University in Health Science. She also holds a Certificate in Development Program Management from the Monterey Institute for International Studies. She is pictured below with her son, Joaquin Villarreal.
We are welcoming collaboration with other organizations and individuals to enhance our impact and spread of similar projects to rural areas. Please write us at the listed address. Thank you for your support and the HAND UP! It couldn't have been done without you!!!
Building For Generations is a tax exempt social justice organization involved in local and global work with a focus on persons with special needs and their families.
Receiving the State of California Recognition Award
Cory Ybarra with Assemblyman Mark Stone
Present Board Members left to right Elena Sprenger, Rose Brindley, Shannon Bros-Seemann, Lee Oberg, Cory Ybarra. Not present in photo, Arnold Kragen, Mark Rovan, Danna Moreno, Teri Smith
Meeting with officials in Peru
Meeting with mayor, Chincha Baja,Peru (2012) Left to right Rosa Melendez Ortiz, local social worker, Cory Ybarra, Founder, Emilio Del Solar Salazar Mayor Chincha Baja, Danna Baldwin Moreno, board member, Pamela Emsley, Parent and friend.
It is the policy of Building for Generations to be integrous in our financial practices and to make your dollars count in meaningful ways. One of our guiding principles is the practice of transparency and for this reason our financial information is available on request for your review. Thank you for putting your money where it matters and your continued trust in us. We received our advance ruling (permanant status in 2012) and now file the e-form for organizations under 50,000. annually. The returns below were posted to cover the time before receiving our advance ruling.