Category Archives: Community Engagement

Achieving ambitions in the community

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Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is a huge part of what we do at JLL. It is necessary, it is impactful, and it is rewarding. Last week, nearly 40 JLLers volunteered at two very different events to make a very big difference.

More than 20 of our employees from across a variety of different roles and departments came together in Lynn to support The Food Project.… Read More

Celebrating CaterCares launch and partnership at The Greater Boston Food Bank

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Mabardi_Lori_Casual_blogFrom Lori Mabardi
SVP, Research & CaterCares Creator

Just a few short months after launching CaterCares, a group of nearly 50 volunteers from JLL and ezCater joined forces to celebrate our partnership together and give back at The Greater Boston Food Bank, the largest hunger-relief organization in New England! Together, we sorted and packed more than 10,000 pounds of food which will create more… Read More

Order Meals that Matter through CaterCares

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Mabardi_Lori_Casual_blogFrom Lori Mabardi
SVP, Research & CaterCares Creator

The holidays are a time for giving, and a time to gather with family, create memories and eat until we can’t eat anymore. Unfortunately for far too many children here in Greater Boston and across the country, they may not be as lucky. In fact, across the country 1 in 6 children are at risk of… Read More

There’s a small island off the coast of Boston making a large impact

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Ryan Enright got involved with the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center 15 years ago and has remained committed to the organization ever since. The program aims to provide children with adventurous and challenging experiential learning programs that inspire character development, compassion, community service, environmental responsibility, and academic achievement. Their mission is critical, given that by age 12, kids from higher-income households have spent 6,000 more hours learning outside the classroom… Read More

JLL Women’s Business Network, Dress for Success team up to help empower women

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Middleton-Pratt_Lauren_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Lauren Middleton-Pratt
JLL Women’s Business Network, Dress for Success Boston Event Chair

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Here at JLL New England we recently launched the local chapter of our Women’s Business Network. The organization, which has nearly 20 chapters throughout JLL, is one… Read More

Building Impact: Helping to build bonds in the local community

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McGill_Brad_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Brad McGill
Executive Vice President, Downtown Boston Brokerage
Board Member, Building Impact

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Every year, JLL team members volunteer several hours of their time to give back to the local community. Many of those company-sponsored events are coordinated in… Read More

Community Connections: Heading Home

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Heading-Home-LogoYou may be surprised to learn that there are an estimated 4,300 homeless families in Massachusetts alone, which is why the mission of one local group is so critical. Heading Home is an impressive organization focused on the elimination of homelessness in Massachusetts. It starts by teaching those in the program life skills, financial literacy and job training and culminates with their signature volunteer opportunity, the… Read More

Big Brothers, Big Night, Big Impact

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Heller_Ben_Color_Casual_HiResFrom Ben Heller
Managing Director, Downtown Boston Leasing

I was introduced to Big Brothers Big Sisters through a family friend after college. If you aren’t familiar with it, the program makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers, also known as “Bigs,” and children, known as “Littles.” It was a good time in my life for me to become involved and I’m so thankful I… Read More

Community Connections: Room to Grow

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It’s always great to give back and that’s just what several members of our JLL family did this past Friday afternoon at Room to Grow. The organization, founded in NYC in 1998 and established in Boston in 2004, is dedicated to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.

The unique program, which begins in a parent’s third trimester and lasts until their child… Read More

Flag football team goes long for Crohn’s & Colitis

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For the third straight year a JLL team took the field at Gillette Stadium for the 7v7 flag football tournament to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The team, sponsored by Mark Rubin of MARIC, raised $3,600 for CCFA which was matched by Mark.

Our squad of 13 players advanced to the playoff bracket and finished the day with a record of 3-2. The roster was made up of: Brynn Lockyer,… Read More