School is back in session...

Studio PBA and ULI Colorado volunteers with Food for Thought founders, Bob Bell and John Thielen.

School is back in session and that means we spent the morning volunteering by packing power sacks for Food for Thought Denver with our friends from ULI Colorado & Downtown Denver Partnership.  To learn more visit FFT's website at: http://foodforthoughtdenver.org/

DPS Students Shadow at PBA

Pictured above: Kathy Parker, Chris Fuller, Greg Maldow and students

Pictured above: Kathy Parker, Chris Fuller, Greg Maldow and students

We were lucky to be contacted by one of Denver Public School's Gifted and Talented program coordinators, Greg Maldow.  We arranged for some students to come shadow our team for a day to see what being an architect is like.  Two groups of students from different high schools around Denver came in two different sessions and were able to spend time with a few of our Project Managers.  The students toured PBA's office and had a sit-down with the respective Project Manager and designers.  They went over basic concepts of architecture, reviewed drawings and models for current projects, followed by a site tour of those specific projects with our construction administration team.  They were able to ask questions throughout and enjoyed a casual lunch with the team.  The students enjoyed themselves and it was a great experience for our team members as well.  We look forward to partnering with DPS in the future for other tours and mentorship opportunities.

PBA Volunteering with Food for Thought

What a great morning! Studio PBA's team along with many other volunteers worked to fill grocery bags with food and prepping bins to be delivered to  over 9,000 kids who would otherwise not have a meal this weekend. Food for Thought is a fantastic organization that we are lucky to be able to work with, ZERO overhead, run by volunteers and feeds Denver's Title 1 elementary school kids in need. It is hard to believe that just here in the Denver-metro area over 30,000 kids would go without food for a weekend due to poverty. Thanks to Food for Thought there are 9,000 less that will go hungry this weekend as a result of the Powersack packed this morning.

Food for Thought organizes this every Friday during the school year. Every single penny of every dollar donated goes towards purchasing food while all of the supplies are donated. The food gets packaged up, loaded into containers and distributed by volunteers. Bob Bell and John Thielen founded Food for Thought in 2012, originally delivering food to two Denver elementary schools and have grown their impact to currently serve 7 schools with the hope of expanding as soon as possible.  We thank Food for Thought for allowing us to volunteer and investing in Denver's elementary students.

If you are interested in learning more about Food for Thought or volunteering visit: http://foodforthoughtdenver.org/