Building Possibilities for the Under-Resourced2021 Community Initiatives Annual Report
- Pillar 1: Facility Construction and Renovation
- Pillar 2: Career and Education Guidance for Youth
- Pillar 3: Operational Support for Nonprofit Partners
A year of resilience, optimism and possibilities
The resilience of our community partners continues to inspire.
Through another challenging year, issues around the growing economic divide are front and center more than ever. The organizations we partner with to improve the lives of our economically under-resourced neighbors continue to adapt and push forward in their missions.
DPR is proud to play a small part in tackling these issues through a strategic community vision, Building Possibilities for the Under-Resourced, built on Three Pillars of skills-based volunteering. DPR’s community task forces enter 2022 with loads of optimism and full slates of initiatives to support our partners. In doing so, they form the philanthropic cornerstone to DPR’s larger Global Social Responsibility efforts.
When we work together to help our communities rise, we all win.
Community Initiatives Leadership Team: Angie Weyant, Cari Williams, Diane Rossini, Diane Shelton, Gavin Keith, Greg Sherman, Lina Nageondelestang, Mike Humphrey, Rodman Marquez, Stacy Groomes, Tim Hyde, Whitney Dorn
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2021 Outputs and Outcomes
Building Possibilities for the Under-ResourcedThrough Three Pillars of Skills-Based Volunteering
We listen to and collaborate with our community partners to identify how we can help them move forward in their missions through our Three Pillars of skills-based volunteering.
Facility Construction and Renovation
In 2021, DPR made facilities improvements that enabled community organizations to maximize their impact.
$1,200,000 worth of volunteer construction and renovation projects were completed.
73 renovation projects delivered increased capacity, flexibility and safety for nonprofit partners.
92% of nonprofit partners surveyed said DPR’s renovation projects strengthened a sense of pride of place for staff and clients.
Career and Education Guidance for Youth
In 2021, DPR created and delivered construction education and career programs for under-resourced youth.
1,500 under-resourced youth participated in DPR’s construction and career education initiatives, in-person and virtual.
1,200 hours were volunteered to develop and implement learning modules.
100% of partners surveyed said DPR’s education programming expanded youth’s confidence in their potential for success.
Build Up High School Internship
Construction management internship for under-resourced high school students
25 high school summer interns worked on major construction projects.
320 was the average number of hours each intern worked during the full-time, eight-week internship.
Many former Build Up interns are entering the College Intern and Recent Graduate hiring pipelines. Learn more about the internship and applications here.
“The internship opened my eyes to other careers and showed me skills I already had but never considered helpful in the field. It also taught me skills I won't learn from a textbook.” -2021 Build Up Intern
Operational Support for Nonprofit Partners
In 2021, DPR built relationships with community organizations and helped strengthen their operational capacity.
56 partner organizations were supported through board service, professional skills training and other operational support.
10 professional skills modules were led by DPR’s L&D team for our nonprofit partners, including Building Great Teams, Crucial Conversations and the Enneagram.
95% of nonprofit partners said DPR’s skilled volunteer time has positively impacted how their organizations function.
The DPR Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has supported organizations that build possibilities for under-resourced youth in grades K-12 for 15 years.
During this time, the Foundation has provided nearly $12 million in unrestricted grants to 69 organizations. Collectively these organizations have supported thousands of youths in our communities, providing them with skills, options and encouragement to succeed.
100% of grantees have strategic outcome goals that are reported on annually.
100% of grantees have recruitment, training and collaboration plans in place to maintain or develop staff and board member teams that reflect the diversity of their clients.