November 5, 2018

A new community partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee’s Andrew Jackson (AJ) Clubhouse in Nashville has begun as DPR expands its operations in the Southeast. The AJ Clubhouse serves the community by providing approximately 220 kids, aged 5-18, with after-school programs, including mentoring, music instruction and recording opportunities in the club’s sound room.

Thirty DPR volunteers, ranging from self-perform work (SPW) drywall and concrete crews to administrative and project management staff, took a rare Saturday off from working on the fast-tracked LG Manufacturing project in Clarksville, Tennessee, to support the organization. In one day, 260 volunteer hours were contributed to renovation work, including:

  • Painting two classrooms and two bathrooms
  • Replacing all flooring in the Club’s music sound room with new carpeting
  • Repairing holes in the gym floors
  • Replacing grime-covered ceiling tiles with clean ones
In one day, 260 volunteer hours were contributed to renovation work.
In one day, 260 volunteer hours were contributed to the renovation work.

“The work DPR Construction did for our AJ Clubhouse was simply amazing and appreciated,” said Dan Jernigan, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee President/CEO. “Your company was an unexpected blessing to our Boys & Girls Club organization and the youth we serve.”

The volunteer team not only consisted of DPR volunteers, but their family members, as well. “It felt good working as a team and being able to concentrate on paying it forward for somebody else,” said DPR’s Mary Lou Kelly, a community initiative coordinator. “It makes me feel really proud that we came together to show we’re a team, we’re in Nashville–and we’re here to stay.”

The volunteer team not only consisted of DPR volunteers, but their family members, as well.
Family members were a part of the volunteer team, as well.
Nashville volunteer team in front of Boys and Girls Club
“It makes me feel really proud that we came together to show we’re a team, we’re in Nashville–and we’re here to stay,” said DPR’s Mary Lou Kelly, a community initiative coordinator.