HBKers helped plant more than 800 annuals in the Newbo/Czech Village district beautification effort in Cedar Rapids on May 13th. Thirteen HBK Engineering, CR Mainstreet and MON Communications volunteers worked together to help with the plantings along the district’s main streets.
HBK was pleased to support the 4th Annual Project Syncere ENPowered Games Judging on May 3rd. The theme of the middle school engineering competition was Engineering Social Change. Student projects offering solutions to topics ranging from body shaming to racism to healthcare inequality were evaluated by volunteer judges working in STEM.
HBK was pleased to participate in the Chicago Commons Pour Out Your Heart for Commons: A Virtual Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser on April 30th. Hosted by the Commons Emerging Leaders Council (CELC), Pour Out Your Heart brought together supporters of Chicago Commons for a fun evening of beer and wine tasting to raise funds for Commons’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
HBK was pleased to participate in ComEd’s CONSTRUCT Infrastructure Academy Virtual Graduation: A New Perspective on the Future on April 26th. The ComEd workforce development program increases the number of diverse, skilled candidates for entry-level employment opportunities in construction and engineering in Illinois.
31st Street between Jorie Blvd. and South York Road in Oak Brook is cleaner today thanks to efforts by HBK Volunteers on April 22nd. As part of the DuPage County Adopt-A-Highway program, employees cleaned up the area along the highway. Social distancing, face coverings, and HBK PPE Gear was required for participants.
HBK volunteers helped package more than 10,000 pounds of apples at the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) on April 22nd. The organization acts as the hub for a network of more than 700 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other programs providing food assistance in Cook County.
HBK volunteers from our Tulsa office kicked off National Volunteer Week by helping sort more than 4,000 pounds of food at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma on April 20th. The team observed COVID-19 safety measures including wearing masks and social distancing.
HBK was pleased to be among 138 sponsors in the ACE Mentor Program Chicago Student Showcase on April 15th. The virtual program awarded 25 Design Build Workshop apprenticeships, 25 paid internships, and more than $140,000 in scholarships to students entering the STEM fields.
Several HBKers participated in the Women's Energy Network (WEN) Alice’s Table Social Event on March 18th. The virtual event brought WEN members together to create floral arrangements with directions from Alice’s Table, a small female-led business.