Building Solutions for Brighter Futures
To commemorate our 30th anniversary, Building Solutions is committed to a year-long campaign, entitled “Building Solutions for Brighter Futures,” in hopes of bringing awareness to the inequities in school facilities and champion successful learning environments for K-12 students in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Our goal is to close the growing gap in academic achievement for underserved students in North Texas and model how such a focus can be applied elsewhere. Through Building Solutions’ social justice and equity campaign, we seek to construct a better future for scholars by providing 3,000 hours to 30 different schools in the North Texas area. An allocation of that time will be used for facility assessments of schools across North Texas to identify critical deficiencies in facilities and operating practices that impact health and learning.
A number of events in 2020 ignited our team to embark on this year-long journey to champion educational equity. COVID-19 and the tragic deaths of many people of color were catalysts for this campaign, along with a reevaluation of our core values. All these events have rightfully placed a spotlight on the growing inequities for racial and ethnic communities across the country, underscoring the need for corporate citizens to step up and speak up.
Words from CEO Bill Keslar: “The coronavirus pandemic and the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, among too many others, have highlighted the growing inequities for racial and ethnic communities across the country, underscoring the need for corporate citizens to step up and speak up. We want to do more than talk. Our company’s core values are rooted in helping others be the best they can be and we are disheartened by the disparities among our schools, particularly as they are a key indicator of underlying injustices in our society. We hope that our commitment and actions will lead to greater lasting change than that of the past 50 years.”
Building Solutions’ core values are rooted in helping others be the best they can be and we are disheartened by the disparities among our schools, particularly as they are a key indicator of underlying injustices in our society.
Not only does Building Solutions seek to identify where schools may be falling short in terms of their facilities but also provide school leaders with the resources, tools, and expertise to maintain their building well beyond this campaign.
We welcome your suggestions and feedback on this campaign and if your organization would like to collaborate on this important project, please contact us.
For press related content or interview requests, contact Elizabeth Chow.
You can learn more about our 30th anniversary campaign here and our recent interview with NBC 5's Education Reporter Wayne Carter.