Building Strong Partnerships for Lasting Impact

We collaborate with esteemed partners who share our commitment to empowering individuals and organizations. Together, we create innovative solutions and drive positive change.

Greater Phoenix Urban League

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Greater Phoenix Urban League (GPUL), a distinguished organization committed to addressing the pressing challenges faced by minority families and underserved populations in the greater Phoenix area. Together, we have embarked on a mission to empower communities, break the cycle of poverty, and create a more equitable and prosperous society.
At GPUL, their dedication to transforming lives and uplifting communities aligns seamlessly with our own vision. Since their establishment in 1945, GPUL has diligently provided vital connections to employment, housing, job training, healthcare, and education for over 100,000 individuals. By addressing the deep-rooted disparities that persist in our society, GPUL serves as an agent of change, paving the way for economic and social equality.
Through our partnership, we have joined forces to make a lasting impact in five key areas:

Why did we choose to partner with GPUL?

The answer lies in their unwavering commitment to creating meaningful change. As an independent, private nonprofit organization, GPUL operates with utmost dedication, guided by a board of local leaders who are deeply invested in the well-being of the community. Their services cater to individuals who face numerous obstacles, such as chronic unemployment, learning disabilities, discrimination, and re-entry into society after incarceration. GPUL offers comprehensive support services, including trade training, employment placement, mentor coaching, and more, equipping individuals with the necessary skills to thrive in the workforce.
Through this partnership, we aim to amplify the impact of GPUL’s programs and extend our support to those most in need. Together, we strive to break down barriers, create opportunities, and enable individuals to achieve long-term success. The individuals who have completed GPUL’s programs have consistently demonstrated higher rates of success in seeking and retaining employment, underscoring the effectiveness of their approach.
We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we collaborate with the Greater Phoenix Urban League. Together, we will continue to work tirelessly to drive positive change, uplift communities, and build a brighter future for all.

Arizona Community Foundation

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF), a renowned organization that has been instrumental in addressing critical challenges in our state for over four decades. Through our collaboration, we aim to leverage their expertise and resources to further our mission and create a lasting impact on our community. At our organization, we operate as an independent, private nonprofit corporation, dedicated to charitable, educational, and career development initiatives. As a 501(c)(3) organization recognized by the IRS Code and the State of Arizona Secretary of State, our commitment to making a positive difference aligns perfectly with ACF’s mission and values.
The Arizona Community Foundation leads, serves, and collaborates to mobilize enduring philanthropy for a better Arizona. Their exceptional service approach fosters lifelong relationships with their clients, ensuring personalized attention that spans generations. They prioritize stewardship, safeguarding donor intent in perpetuity and investing resources to create positive and sustainable outcomes for our communities. Operating with integrity, they earn the trust of those they serve by conducting their work ethically, transparently, and with respect and courtesy.
Innovation is a key pillar for the Arizona Community Foundation. They embrace creativity, resourcefulness, and ingenuity, inviting new ideas and pioneering practices to achieve community good. Nimbleness is also a core value, allowing them to be flexible, responsive, and open to creative strategies and prompt action. They recognize the importance of inclusion, valuing diverse voices, engagement, and participation as essential elements in building and sustaining thriving communities. Collaboration is another cornerstone of their work, believing in the transformative power of partnerships and encouraging teamwork, open communication, and trust.
ACF serves as a foundation for all Arizonans. They meticulously steward the gifts entrusted to them, focusing on long-term growth and permanence. By expertly managing these resources, they award millions of dollars in grants and scholarships each year, effectively supporting initiatives that address community needs and foster positive change.
Our partnership with the Arizona Community Foundation is built upon shared values and a mutual commitment to making a difference in our community. By joining forces, we can amplify our impact, leverage our collective expertise, and achieve greater outcomes. Together, we will work towards creating a better Arizona for all, as we fulfill our mission and address the challenges that lie ahead.
We are excited to embark on this collaborative journey with the Arizona Community Foundation, knowing that our partnership will bring about transformative change and empower individuals and communities throughout our state.

Compass Dartez

We are proud to be partners with Compass Dartez, an organization dedicated to empowering high-risk youth and supporting military veterans through employment opportunities and workforce development programs. Together, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals in these communities, fostering long-term success in construction and related fields. Originally formed to provide large event displays and public art services, Compass Dartez underwent a transformative journey when its founder, Kim Dartez, recognized the growing trend of extreme unemployment within the African American community. Determined to address this issue, the organization shifted its focus to encompass traffic control and general labor opportunities.
For the past seven years, Compass Dartez has successfully employed hundreds of young people in construction-related jobs, paying them living wages. By offering employment opportunities, the organization plays a pivotal role in guiding high-risk youth away from negative influences and providing them with a pathway toward a brighter future. Recognizing the struggles faced by military veterans in transitioning into civilian life, Compass Dartez also addresses the high veteran suicide rate in Arizona, the highest in the nation. The organization acknowledges the valuable skills instilled by military training, such as a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a regimented lifestyle, which are essential for success in the construction industry. By providing living-wage employment opportunities, Compass Dartez aims to prevent depression and create a supportive environment for veterans.
Through their programs, Compass Dartez goes beyond just offering employment. They provide mentorship, apprenticeship opportunities, and actively work to place their staff with unions and established construction firms. By collaborating with various organizations and actively participating in initiatives such as the General Labor Apprenticeship program, approved by the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Compass Dartez ensures that individuals receive comprehensive support to achieve long-term success.
Kim Dartez’s role on the Governor’s Commission for African American Affairs and the organization’s commitment to providing quality service to clients further demonstrates their dedication to making a difference in the lives of young people. Our partnership with Compass Dartez is grounded in shared values and a collective mission to create transformative change. By combining our resources and expertise, we aim to enhance the impact of Compass Dartez’s programs, expand opportunities for high-risk youth and veterans, and empower them to build prosperous futures.
We are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead as we embark on this partnership with Compass Dartez. Together, we will continue to work tirelessly to uplift and empower individuals, supporting them on their journey towards long-term success and making a meaningful difference in our community.

Laborers’ International Union of North America

We are proud to partner with LECET Southwest, a dynamic collaboration between the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) and their signatory contractors across California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Western Texas. Together, we are dedicated to building market share for LIUNA-signatory contractors, creating job opportunities for laborers, advancing market-related interests, and fostering strong labor-management cooperation.
LECET Southwest serves as a labor-management partnership, actively strategizing and implementing initiatives to benefit the construction industry. Through their collaboration with LIUNA, other labor-management offices, contractors, associations, and various community, business, and government groups, LECET Southwest aims to provide value and support to the construction industry as a whole.
The partnership with LECET Southwest offers numerous benefits to contractors working with LIUNA. They gain access to well-trained, highly skilled laborers, as well as an organization dedicated to their growth and success. LECET Southwest serves as an advocate for the construction industry, providing project leads, facilitating business partnerships, researching emerging markets, assisting with project financing, and navigating the regulatory and political landscape.
By joining forces with LECET Southwest and LIUNA, we are strengthening our commitment to the construction industry and its stakeholders. Together, we strive to create a thriving and prosperous environment, fostering growth, and providing support for signatory contractors and their members.
We are proud to be partners with LECET Southwest and look forward to the collective impact we will make on the construction industry, creating job opportunities, advancing market interests, and promoting collaboration between labor and management.

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