Darnell Canada

Construction Worker

Somehow in the middle of a recession, Darnell Canada, President of REBUILD, has been creating hundreds of jobs for those who are hardest to employ.

Homeless, gang members, the formerly incarcerated, welfare recipients, and more are getting trained, certified, and finding employment in construction by the hundreds with no funding.

Darnell Canada, who is formerly incarcerated himself, stated the following:

“I am an Obama supporter, but I realize that there is only but so much that as one man he can do. This economy will not turn around and unemployment will not fall until we realize that what we are asking Obama to do for us, we can do for ourselves. I have a felony on my record, but I have never let how the world sees me dictate how I see myself. I refuse to wait for my success or the success of my community…I will create it!”

See Ryan Mack interviewing Darnell Canada on Huffingtonpost.com