June 18, 2014

DPR employees and generous subcontractors traded the fast-paced, technical environment of their usual jobsites for an equally fast-track renovation of an outreach center for StandUp For Kids in San Diego. The volunteer team was able to perform demolition, electrical, concrete and interior finishout of the new space quickly, meaning there was no lost service time for the youth.

Before: Renovation in full swing.

After: Comfortable and safe sanctuary for youth living on the streets.

DPR has worked with StandUp For Kids for several years, awarding cash grants through the DPR Foundation and assisting with facilities needs and events for the youth.

StandUp For Kids is a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to homeless and at-risk youth throughout San Diego County. The organization’s two San Diego County outreach centers provide homeless children a safe environment and a wide range of services such as food, clothing, hygiene products, educational assistance, counseling and job referrals. Additionally, the nonprofit offers assistance to youth through street outreaches and educational programs in elementary and middle school classrooms. Founded in 1990, the Atlanta-based organization has programs in a number of states and is run almost entirely by volunteers.