Meet Juan Brown! Through our partnership with St. Louis Job Corps, we were connected with Juan who graduated as president of his class from the program in 2016. Since graduating, Juan has been interested in furthering his skills in the electrical pathway. CCDI wanted to help make that happen and recently helped to get Juan hired as an apprentice electrician at Power Up with The UP Companies. Congrats, Juan!

We had the opportunity to visit Juan on site at the Delmar Divine project to see how things were going. Mentorship is an important part of the program and we wanted to make sure we connected Juan with a support network at Power Up. Thank you, Michael Kennedy Jr, for welcoming Juan into the Up Co family and supporting the mission of the program.

CCDI also awarded Juan a tool scholarship and took him on a trip to Lowe’s Companies, Inc. to pick out new DEWALT drills! We are so happy to have crossed paths with this extraordinary young man who definitely has a 💡 future ahead! Thank you to everyone who helped to set Juan up for success and for continuing to.