Rebuilding Together and Honeywell Hometown Solutions Empower Youth and Build Stronger Communities
June 09, 2016
In Boston, 25 Honeywell volunteers helped with structural upgrades to the Dorchester Youth Collaborative (DYC) facility, which become a central hub of support and camaraderie for the 2,000 at-risk youth. The initiative included a day's worth of installing new flooring, plumbing retrofits, painting and ceiling upgrades as well as transformation of one room into a sound-proofed space for music recording.
In St. Paul, Minnesota, approximately 100 volunteers, including Honeywell employees and Cooper High School students, built a storage shed, picnic tables, a compost bin and portable benches for Urban Roots, an organization with a mission to build vibrant and healthy communities through food conservation and youth development. Urban Roots cultivates local youth leaders through paid internships programs that provide hands-on learning and critical life skills, such as entrepreneurial thinking, resilience and collaboration. Volunteers also painted, repaired interior and exterior structures, mulched gardens and assisted with spring cleaning projects.