Robertson & Olson strongly believes in the importance of community. As a local builder, it’s a priority of ours to support local organizations that aim to provide services and training to youth, underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups and individuals. Providing support to these groups promotes sustainable careers in the construction industry, while increasing workforce diversity; ultimately benefitting the community overall.
If you’re interested in learning more about organizations we’ve partnered with that are making a real difference in the Portland / Vancouver area, we’ve listed contact information below. We’re always open to expanding our contributions. Please feel free to reach out with any sponsorship opportunities that support equality & education in the construction industry.
“Constructing Hope is in the business of rebuilding the lives of people in the Portland Oregon community by encouraging self-sufficiency through skills training and education in the construction industry. At Constructing Hope we serve people of color, people coming from incarceration, and low-income adults. A youth summer camp provides skills, motivation, and construction career pathways.”
“Oregon Tradeswomen helps transform lives by building community and economic independence through empowerment, training, career education, advocacy, and leadership development in the skilled trades. Oregon Tradeswomen’s commitment to help women achieve economic independence is integrated in our values, programs, advocacy, and direct service work.”
PORTLAND YOUTH BUILDERS
“For over 25 years, Portland Youth Builders has helped thousands of young people change their lives through a combination of education, vocational training, counseling, career development, and long-term support. The result? Stronger families and stronger communities.”
PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT GROUP
“PBDG’s primary purpose is to improve the business conditions in the construction industry by increasing Preparation, Competitiveness and Relationships. PBDG was organized by its members with the recognition that, despite years of efforts, DMWESB construction and professional services contractors in the construction industry remain greatly underrepresented which negatively impacts the productivity, efficiency, and vitality of Portland Contractors and the construction industry as a whole.”
BUILDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF CLARK COUNTY (BIA)
“BIA members join forces on a variety of Councils and Committees to offer resources for the local community.”
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION (SWCA)
“The SWCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) with the mission of enhancing Southwest Washington through scholarships and community outreach projects.”
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington seeks to provide a positive environment, quality programs, and lifelong learning skills for all school age youth in Vancouver and its surrounding areas, with special concern for those coming from disadvantaged circumstances.”