BLDG Gives Back
BLDG is proud of its philanthropic efforts to-date. Through BLDG Gives Back, we empower our team to improve the communities in which we operate.
As part of the business plan for each property, BLDG’s onsite teams are tasked with developing philanthropic programs that are typically property-specific and are tailored to support the local needs of each community. BLDG feels strongly that these efforts not only benefit the communities in which we operate, but also lead to higher resident retention. In addition to giving back at the onsite level BLDG has developed several strategic philanthropic partnerships outlined below.
BLDG has joined Urban Peak as a long-term philanthropic partner. Urban Peak is a not for profit supporting youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless through nourishment, shelter and educational programs.
Through this partnership we have become an Employer Partner for Urban Peak’s Job Readiness program. This program pairs youth with a case manager who will then submit qualified and interested candidates for any positions available within our organization. Once employment is secured, the Urban Peak staff will continue to work with the new employee and the employer to support job retention, skills advancement and growth within the organization. In addition to being an Employer Partner, the BLDG team (both the home-office and onsite), serves breakfast or lunch at Urban Peak drop-in shelter twice per month.
Founded in 1999, Project Access is committed to giving low-income families the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty by becoming healthier, further educated, and financially stable. Project Access transforms the community center within apartment complexes into fully operational Family and Senior Resource centers. Our centers serve as “one-stop-shop” community hubs that provide low-income families with the resources needed to achieve financial self-sufficiency. This unique model of service delivery allows Project Access to directly impact the lives of hard to reach pockets of underserved, impoverished families within in their own backyards. In 2015, Project Access’ programs served over 13,000 people.