December 30, 2022
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Since 1985, Caritas Communities has provided very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities. My family has been a charitable partner to Caritas for 15 years and our company was recently honored with the P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award at the Annual Housing for All Gala. A successful live auction and “fund our mission” appeal led to a record-breaking $1.19 million being raised for the Caritas housing and resident support programs. The Callahan family contributed a total of $115,000, which is the largest gift Caritas has ever received in the history of this event.
Annual gala raised record-breaking $1.19 million for housing and resident support services
Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company based in Bridgewater, Mass., was recently honored with the P. Leo Corcoran Humanitarian Award by Caritas Communities at its 37th Annual Housing For All Gala held at the Westin Boston Seaport District on November 10th.
The Callahan family has been a charitable partner to Caritas for 15 years. In his remarks accepting the award, Patrick Callahan, president of Callahan Construction Managers, announced a surprise 1-1 challenge match for dollars raised onsite toward exceeding the $1 million event goal. A successful live auction and “fund our mission” call led to a record-breaking total of $1.19 million being raised for the Caritas housing and resident support programs. The Callahan family itself contributed a total of $115,000, which is the largest gift Caritas has ever received in the history of this event.
In addition to financial support, the Callahan family has made substantial volunteer efforts, including recent landscaping and exterior improvements at the newly acquired Caritas property at 46 Winter Street in Quincy, Mass.
“The honoree of this award is carefully selected through a rigorous process to identify a person, family or company that demonstrates the characteristics of our founder, P. Leo Corcoran: wisdom, collaboration, hard work and humility in service to those less fortunate,” said Karin Cassel Mitterando, executive director of Caritas Communities. “The Callahan Family and Callahan Construction team have generously supported Caritas Communities with charitable gifts and volunteer work for 15 years. Their integrity, kindness, compassion, and commitment to serve our citizens who are most in need of safe, dignified housing is exceptional.”
Event Co-Chair Jim Coughlin of Northbridge Companies presented the award, drawing a parallel between the Callahan family and the Corcoran family, who continue in the tradition of Caritas founder P. Leo Corcoran by engaging in community service and giving back. Both families were represented by several generations in attendance. In his remarks, Jim stated “It all started at the top. Marie, who is here with us tonight and recently celebrated her 95th birthday, raised her five boys to believe that life is about ‘not what you got, but what you gave.’”
About Caritas Communities
Caritas Communities prevents homelessness by providing very low-income individuals with permanent housing, support, a sense of community and expanded opportunities. Since 1985, Caritas has helped fill the need for safe, secure housing in Greater Boston. Caritas owns and operates 34 buildings in 17 Greater Boston communities, serving more than 1,000 individuals annually. Caritas provides onsite support services, emergency rental assistance, veterans-specific housing and services, and onsite property management. Caritas enables people working for minimum wage, veterans experiencing post-service challenges, and low-income elderly and disabled citizens to live in a clean, safe home that they can afford. Caritas Communities is an independent, non-sectarian, non-profit housing provider. To learn more, please go to www.caritascommunities.org.
Callahan has recently launched a partnership with Italian Home for Children (IHC) to provide local support to children and families in need. Through hands-on involvement, ranging from volunteer work to in-kind improvements to IHC facilities, Callahan is committed to advancing IHC’s mission of providing powerful and effective programs to help ensure children and families in need are able to thrive in their communities.
“Volunteer work that benefits our local communities, especially families throughout the area, is a key priority of Callahan’s and we’re eager to help in advancing IHC’s mission through the donation of our services,” said Stephen R. Callahan Jr, Project Executive with Callahan. “This organization stands out for its selfless commitment to improving lives and empowering future generations, and we are honored to play a role within this mission.”
Callahan formally launched its relationship with IHC this month at the Cranwood Campus in East Freetown, MA through participation in the organization’s annual Wacky Olympics, a day where children and families involved in the program are able to enjoy a day of education, fun and competitive events. Members of the Callahan team were on hand to volunteer time and support activities throughout the day.
Through Callahan’s partnership with IHC, the firm will prioritize several improvements to the Cranwood Campus by donating their time, talents and resources to upgrading the two homes and administration building that comprise the campus to directly benefit the children and staff who depend on these spaces. Improvements will include updates such as renovations to the exterior of the properties to include new pavers, plantings and patios, as well as general repairs and improvements within the homes.
“Callahan’s commitment to IHC and dedication to upgrading our facilities is invaluable,” said Dr. Alan Jacobson, Chief Executive Officer of Italian Home for Children. “These updates help ensure the children we serve truly feel at home and allow us to dedicate a maximum amount of valuable staff time and financial resources toward providing care for the kids while still being able to have important facility maintenance and upgrades.”
In addition to their relationship with IHC, Callahan has pledged to support community improvement efforts throughout Massachusetts as part of their Constructing Communities program. The Constructing Communities program reflects Callahan’s family-focused culture, in which giving back to the community produces many positive effects, whether it be inspiring young people to get involved with the community or serving to support the local economy. Callahan engages in community outreach efforts such as buying locally, training/work programs with local schools, volunteering with local nonprofits and charities and sponsoring community events. Additional community organizations that Callahan supports include Rosie’s Place, Caritas Communities, South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Heading Home and Friends of Boston Homeless, among others.
In continuation of Callahan’s partnership with Quincy High School, select high school graduates earned hands-on construction site experience, developing career pathways in the industry
Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm, has completed the latest installment of its Constructing Communities initiative with Quincy High School through a co-op work program for select high school graduates. The partnership, which launched last fall, aims to inspire the next generation of engineers, architects and builders by providing students with real world experience in the construction industry.
Through a competitive interview process among high school seniors who participated in the program during the school year, two students were selected to participate in the summer co-op. These students spent the summer working and learning alongside Callahan at two of Quincy’s most compelling new projects, Meriel Marina Bay and Crown Colony, gaining first-hand industry experience and building lasting relationships with local employers.
“As a multigenerational, family-owned business, we value the importance of educating and empowering the next generation workforce,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “In shaping our partnership with Quincy High School, it was a priority to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge, experience and relationships that they can build upon as they grow into strong leaders with rewarding professions.”
Callahan launched its partnership with Quincy High School in November of 2016 under the firm’s ongoing mission to provide local community support and engagement. As part of Quincy High School’s President’s Pathway initiative, Callahan educated a group of 30 senior-level students throughout the school year about the engineering and construction industry through job shadowing, active site visits and hands-on interaction. Four classes at Quincy High School participated in the student program—Carpentry, Electrical Tech, Plumbing Technology and Metal Fabrication.
Callahan then invited select dedicated students from the program to join the team for a summer co-op, which provided students with extensive opportunities to apply skills on-site and experience the various stages of construction first-hand. The co-op helped these ambitious students dive deeper into the construction industry, form mentorships and build a foundation of real world experience. Each day brought new challenges, lessons and opportunities for growth. Callahan collaborated with Hines, the developer of Meriel Marina Bay, and The John Flatley Company, the developer of Crown Colony, to extend the opportunity to local students in the Quincy community.
“Quincy High School couldn’t be happier with the results of this program,” said Keith Segalla, Executive Director of Career and Technical Education for Quincy Public Schools. “Callahan has helped our students build their passions and define their career paths. As a result of this co-op, one of our students hopes to pursue a career in underwater welding, while another student aspires to open a carpentry business. Our students have completed this program excited about their futures, and that’s priceless.”
“I especially enjoyed this program for the full view it gave me into the industry,” added Marcus Richardson, one of the graduates involved in the co-op program. “Not only did I gain early experience as a carpenter on a job site, but I also got a sneak peek into the management side of construction, which is important for building well-rounded views and skills in the trade.”
As a family-owned, community focused business, Callahan’s Constructing Communities program reflects the firm’s commitment to the local economy and workforce. The program aims to inspire and mentor young people seeking to join the industry, and serve as a proactive neighbor throughout the communities in which Callahan works.
Constructing Communities is one of the many ways Callahan engages in proactive community outreach efforts, which includes buying local, hiring local, and employing local trades people. The company also actively participates in volunteer activities with local nonprofits. Select community organizations that Callahan has supported include Rosie’s Place, Caritas Communities, Cradles to Crayons, Heading Home, South Shore Habitat for Humanity and Friends of Boston Homeless, among others.
Callahan has been named a 2017 Multifamily Executive (MFE) Award winner for contribution in community service with its Callahan Constructing Communities program. As a family-owned, community focused business, Callahan’s Constructing Communities program reflects the firm’s commitment to community enrichment. Callahan accepted the national recognition at Multifamily Executive’s annual awards gala, hosted in Las Vegas.
“It’s an honor to receive national recognition for our work in the community, a corporate mission that has been in Callahan’s DNA for decades,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “Our work with local non-profits, community organizations and educators represents our core focus in strengthening our communities and supporting ongoing positive advancement.”
Callahan established Constructing Communities in January 2015 as a community partnership blueprint that reflects the firm’s core principles of integrity, quality, service and customer satisfaction. The program aims to proactively support the communities in which Callahan works, as well as inspire young people seeking to join the industry.
Through the program, Callahan proactively collaborates with local officials, nonprofit leaders and community organizations to ensure activities are as valuable and impactful as possible. Since launching over two years ago, the program has grown immensely. To date, the team has worked with 10 communities and partnered with four local high schools to impact over 200 students.
Callahan engages in a diverse range of community outreach efforts such as buying local, volunteering with local nonprofits, sponsoring community events and leading training/work programs with local schools. By partnering with high schools that offer vocational or trade programs, the educational portion of the program aids students interested in exploring a career in the trades by providing them with the knowledge and tools to create successful career pathways. The firm has supported local schools in Greater Boston including Quincy and Waltham Public Schools, as well as numerous local organizations including the South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Friends of Boston Homeless and Cradles to Crayons, among others.
MFE honors the industry’s most prestigious executives, programs and projects through their annual awards distributed at their annual conference. Award honors include top building, best design, adaptive reuse, best use of technology, marketing and advertising, among others.
Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan) recently partnered with South Shore Habitat for Humanity and local volunteers as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week.
Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. More than 17,000 women volunteered at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week, which is meant to shine a light on the homeownership challenges that many women face.
“We thank our corporate partners and volunteers who participated in our 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Martine Taylor, Executive Director of South Shore Habitat for Humanity. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build a decent and affordable place they can call home.” We are grateful to Callahan for their financial and volunteer support of our Stoughton project.”
Callahan is proud to be a long-time supporter of the Habitat for Humanity organization and recognizes the importance of building towards the future. Over the past years, Callahan also sponsored the American Dream Breakfast for Habitat for Humanity, which honors those who have been partners in Habitat’s mission to build affordable homes for low-income families.
“As a leading builder in the region, we value the opportunity to donate our time and skills to those who need it most throughout the community,” Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan said. “We are proud to continue our support of South Shore Habitat for Humanity through hands-on involvement that helps those in need achieve home ownership.”
In addition to their ongoing commitment to “Safety at Every Step”, Callahan has also pledged to support community involvement efforts in the Greater Boston Area through their Constructing Communities program. Callahan engages in community outreach efforts such as buying locally, training/work programs with local schools, volunteering with local nonprofits and charities and sponsoring community events such as National Women Build Week. The Constructing Communities program reflects the family culture of Callahan, in which giving back to the community produces many positive effects, whether it be inspiring young people to get involved locally or serving to support the economy.
Immersive half-day program empowers young women to pursue rewarding opportunities in the skilled trades
Through Callahan Construction Managers’ (Callahan) ongoing partnership with Quincy High School’s Community Partnership Program, the Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm recently hosted a Women in the Trades Summit with Quincy High School Career & Technical Education.
The half-day summit provided an opportunity for female students enrolled in non-traditional career programs, their teachers, and guidance counselors to learn first-hand about opportunities for women in the skilled trades, along with personal insights from women actively working in these fields. A total of 208 girls from Quincy High School, ranging from freshmen to seniors, attended the summit, which welcomed representatives of community organizations, developers, contractors, government employees and building trades unions.
“We are thrilled by the response to our Women in the Trades Summit, both from our partners in the skilled trades and within our community in Career & Technical Education,” said Keith Segalla, Executive Director of Career & Technical Education (CTE) and Instructional Technology with Quincy Public Schools. “We value Callahan’s commitment to helping establish this open dialogue with our students, which provides them with invaluable insights into career paths and general opportunities for personal growth.”
Each of the three sessions provided the chance for students, both enrolled in the CTE program and those considering enrollment, as well as CTE teachers, the opportunity to interact directly with participants, who offered open dialogue on their career experience, challenges faced within their respective industries and insights to creating successful tracks for career progression.
In addition, the Women in the Trades Summit featured opportunities for networking with trade unions, community groups and student organizations to further assist participants who are seeking a career pathway in skilled trades. Summit participants included Callahan, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, IBEW Local 103, Ironworkers Local 7, City of Quincy Building Department, and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office for Career/Vocational Technical Education.
“We are actively committed to the development of the future generation of our industry and we continually seek opportunities to provide hands-on education,” said Patrick Callahan, President of Callahan Construction Managers. “Supporting the progression of women in the industry is of vital importance, and this summit offers an engaging forum to empower young women to capitalize on opportunities in the industry they may have traditionally overlooked.”
In addition to this summit, Callahan is actively involved with Quincy School ~ Community Partnership’s President’s Path and Career Connections as part of its Constructing Communities program. This past school year, the company has partnered with select CTE classes to provide a hands-on experience to educate senior-level students about the engineering and construction industry through job shadowing, active site visits, regular interaction and co-ops.
As a family-owned, community focused business, Callahan’s Constructing Communities program reflects the family culture of the firm and strives to support the local economy and workforce. Constructing Communities is one of the many ways Callahan engages in proactive community outreach efforts, which includes buying local, hiring local, and employing local trades people. Callahan also actively participates in volunteer activities with local nonprofits and involvement in community events.
Stoughton, MA – Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm, recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, an annual week-long event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the home-ownership challenges faced by women. The Callahan team volunteered their time and efforts in Stoughton, MA to .
The Callahan team was among the more than 98,000 women from all 50 states who have volunteered at previous National Women Build events.
As a family-owned, community focused business, Callahan continually strives to support the local economy and workforce through proactive community outreach efforts, which includes buying local, hiring local and employing local trades people. Callahan also actively participates in volunteer activities with local nonprofits and involvement in community events. Select community organizations that Callahan has supported include Habitat for Humanity, Cradles to Crayons, Rosie’s Place, Caritas Communities, Heading Home and Friends of Boston Homeless, among others.
Boston, MA Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a Bridgewater-based full-service construction management firm, partnered with Cradles to Crayons for Builders’ Day, a special event that joins colleagues from the engineering, construction, project management and architecture industries to help support children across the Commonwealth. The Callahan team, alongside other industry leaders, volunteered their time and efforts to sort, size and package KidPacks filled with basic necessities for children in need. Callahan was among 10 organizations that dedicated time to help Cradles to Crayons impact nearly 1,100 local children by providing products necessary for their daily life in school, at home and at play. Collectively, local partners helped raise $4,400 for children across the Commonwealth.
As a family-owned, community focused business, Callahan continually strives to support the local economy and workforce through proactive community outreach efforts, which includes buying local, hiring local and employing local trades people. Callahan also actively participates in volunteer activities with local nonprofits and involvement in community events. Select community organizations that Callahan has supported include Cradles to Crayons, Rosie’s Place, Caritas Communities, Heading Home and Friends of Boston Homeless, among others.
Callahan Construction Managers is a full-service construction management company that has served the New England and Northeast regions as a family business for more than 65 years. As one of the region’s largest open shop construction firms, Callahan provides a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services to local, regional, and national clients. Callahan enforces a high quality and innovative approach to all projects, including multi-family residential, senior housing, hospitality, retail, corporate office, life sciences, educational, and other markets.
In an effort to source local subcontractor participation on the CEA Southcoast Redevelopment project, Callahan is hosting a job fair on Saturday, December 10th; Callahan aims to ensure that local subcontractors are aware of the project, and to create an opportunity for skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen to connect with Callahan and its subcontractors on employment opportunities.
Prospective subcontractors and trades will meet with Callahan team members to go over project details and discuss what certain skills they posses in order to identify which trades would suit them.
Callahan will collect resumes from prospective trade candidates and contractors, review and then connect qualified workers with our subcontractors.
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