CSU Recognizes John Spight, Swinerton with Community Partner AwardContributor: Swinerton Blogger | May 17, 2014
Swinerton Project Manager John Spight recently led a group of Swinerton volunteers and Colorado State University construction management students in a community-related building event to benefit a family in need of construction services.
On April 12, Spight, several colleagues at Swinerton, and CSU students built a wheelchair-accessible entrance into the Grashorn family home near Fort Collins and provided an outdoor shade structure in the backyard. This project offers the opportunity for all family members to be together outside, including young Gavin, who is unable to walk.
The project was completed through CM Cares, a service-learning program sponsored by the Department of Construction Management at CSU in Fort Collins. The goal of CM Cares is to infuse the traits of community service, leadership, team building, and ethics throughout the culture of the CM program through CM-related community service projects that allow students to apply classroom skills to real-world scenarios. Swinerton is a proud partner of the program, which assists people with special needs or local community service agencies needing construction-related assistance that cannot be provided by other sources.
Due to Swinerton’s commitment to giving back to the community and to CM Cares, CSU recently recognized Swinerton with the Exceptional Achievement in Service-Learning Community Partner Award. Spight accepted this award at the Celebrate! CSU awards ceremony April 29.
Watch a video of about this rewarding community project below!