Milender White believes that creating a better world starts at the local level. Our volunteers come from all levels of the company and are active participants in the community. We volunteer and contribute as a way to use our skills to strengthen our community and support those who are underserved and less fortunate. We strive to support sustainable infrastructure, provide financial support and volunteer for organizations that appreciate a helping hand.
Milender White employees are personally involved with more than 20 non-profit organizations and the company hosts its own annual charitable golf tournament, supporting many children’s charities, scholarship awards, research foundations, memorial funds and minority associations. We also serve on numerous community boards, providing corporate support and personal involvement.
MWCC’s outreach initiatives touch the lives of many people in our community. Here are some examples:
Concerts for Kids
Concerts for Kids helps support more than 40 child-focused organizations annually through its multiple fundraising events and community service projects. For the past six years, MWCC has organized and lead a Community Work Day to provide construction modifications and repairs at more than 30 non-profit, child-focused facilities including schools, recreation centers and playgrounds.
Milender White Annual Charity Golf Tournament
MWCC hosts an annual charity golf tournament to benefit children’s organizations. Since the inception of the golf tournament in 2000, MWCC has raised $330,000.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Workforce Development
ABC and the Denver Office of Economic Development work together to find jobs for people interested in the construction industry. MWCC is an active member of ABC and has representation on the workforce development committees organized to create programs that locate, train and hire individuals into the construction industry. Bryon White, CEO and President of MWCC, is a board member of ABC’s Rocky Mountain Chapter and is the Chair Elect for 2012.
Mile High Youth Corps
MWCC is honored to actively support the Mile High Youth Corps’ (MHYC) YouthBuild Program. YouthBuild engages youth from traditionally underserved areas in affordable housing and other construction projects. The comprehensive job training, education and leadership development program involves out-of-school and unemployed young adults ages 18-24. MWCC hired 113 participants during construction of the Denver Housing Authority’s (DHA’s) Park Avenue Hope VI – Block 1B project and another 34 participants during the South Lincoln Redevelopment – Phase I project.
Red Rocks Community College – WarrenTech
WarrenTech is the career and technical high school for Jefferson County Public Schools. Anyone who has graduated from high school, received a GED, or is age 21 or older may attend WarrenTech by enrolling through Red Rocks Community College. MWCC’s involvement with WarrenTech has included serving on advisory boards, teaching classes in the Construction Technology program, hosting job site field trips, participating in career day programs and hiring students upon graduation.
Jeffco YouthWorks is a program at the Jefferson County Workforce Center that assists young people ages 16-21 with conducting an effective job search,
researching a career, accessing job listings and learning about educational opportunities. MWCC hosts jobsite tours for construction career camps to introduce young people to career opportunities in the construction industry.
ACE Mentor Program
MWCC is a participant in ACE Mentoring, a program that provides high school students the opportunity to work on design and construction assignments in teams that include members of the construction industry, from developers to tradesmen.
After choosing their team, students are given access to current technology for estimating, scheduling and modeling their assignment projects and they visit
construction sites and offices to see firsthand what goes in to completing a live project. When an assignment project is complete these teams, which meet in after school hours and throughout the year, often decide to undertake another project with the same team members.
Recipients of Milender White’s Annual Golf Tournament “Links for Kids”: