We connect youth in underserved communities with career opportunities in construction—from professional trades to college degree programs. Our communities are our partners. That’s why we devote our time, our energy, and our resources to efforts that support the areas where we operate and the people who live there. We’re working to build the future. We’re in it for the long haul.

Spotlight on Our Scholars

Kevon Larkin

Kevon Larkin was awarded the first CCDI Build Our Future Scholarship! He started attending STL Community College in the summer of 2017 to start getting his general education requirements and will transfer into the Washington University – UMSL joint engineering program. Kevon has also been paired with Derek Maschek for his mentor. Derek will be working with Kevon to help him reach his goal of becoming an architectural engineer.

Catonah Jenkins

Catonah Jenkins is a first-term carpenter for Clayco working at the 6105 Delmar project. Catonah graduated from North Tech High School in May 2017. She is a 2-time track & field state champion in the 100-meter dash and was top of her carpentry class. She will be attended STL Community College starting the fall semester of 2017 and working toward an engineering degree and hopes to become a superintendent and then a project manager. Catonah has been paired with CCDI mentor Lisa Lamons of CSI to help her along the journey.

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Dan Lester gives the commencement speech at Jennings graduation.