The dual focus of The Economic Development program is to provide jobs for youth from local communities and to allow Barrios Unidos to become economically self-sustaining. Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos operates a full-service custom silkscreen business, B.U. Productions. Youth volunteers and interns experience work culture, develop skills, and learn a marketable trade.
Increased positive self-esteem
Sense of personal accomplishment
Pride in work
Increased future job prospects