A terrific element of the JLL corporate culture is our commitment to supporting the communities in which we work. In New England, we are proud to be partnering with Building Impact on our Community Connections program, which will empower our employees to volunteer their time and expertise to aid directly area non-profit organizations. Our efforts will not only benefit our wonderful community partners, but will strengthen our sense of teamwork and friendship among employees from each of our service groups.
On June 19, our program kicked off at BUILD Boston’ 2nd annual Entrepreneur Games at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Sixteen JLLers were able to volunteer at the event which brought together over 650 people from Boston’s high-tech and start-up community to compete in a series of athletic and comedic games such as dodgeball, volleyball, relay races, tug of war, sprints, Zumba, and Guitar Hero. The fun event raised some serious money to support BUILD, a national organization whose mission is “to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success.” The event was co-sponsored by TUGG, an organization that fosters non-profit engagement and philanthropic support from Boston’s high-technology ecosystem.
The JLL team collectively spent nearly 80 hours on the day of the event helping set-up the dozens of events, greeting and registering participants, and serving as event coordinators and even referees. We all had a great time working together, and enjoyed making new friends from some of the brightest technology firms in Boston. We look forward to building off of this event with future events in the area.