Civic Engagement/Sustainability 

Program Impacts Video 2014-2019

CIWI 2018 Impact Video

The following video highlights the 2018 CIWI program from the eyes and experience of the interns.

WE did it!!

In 2020, CIWI hit its first major milestone—delivering our first 100 interns (2012-2020), 100% Students of Color, with the vast majority first generation college students.

  • CIWI called an audible and in 2020 we designed a virtual program
  • CIWI delivered our largest summer program to date---(20+) interns
  • Over 8 weeks, CIWI interns participated in over 30 events, in partnership with our 20+ guest speakers, over 100 hours of curriculum, homework, and USGBC/Green Associates study and practice tests
  • Guest speakers included several SF-LBEs, including: Montez Group, Urban Fabrick and Modulus Consulting.
  • We designed our curriculum to provide our interns with a solid footing into the Bay Area's housing and economic development markets and to provide an awareness of the numerous and diverse roles and responsibilities within A&E/Development/Construction.

As well, CIWI interns secured about 50+ hours of targeted Sustainability training, are now members of USGBC/Northern CA, and many of the CIWI interns took and passed the USGBC Green Associates exam!

CIWI Major Announcements. Partnerships and Collaborations.
Urban Land Institute/SF. ULI SF is proud to announce our partnership with the Construction Industry Workforce Initiative (CIWI) to build a diverse pipeline of talented students to the real estate development profession. As part of this partnership, ULI SF will provide complimentary memberships to CIWI’s 2021 Internship Cohort, direct $10,000 in donations from our corporate donors, and engage our EDI committee to help create content specific programming for the interns. 

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CIWI Major Accomplishments

The Construction Industry Workforce Initiative (CIWI) is a partnership of private sector construction and real estate development companies committed to expanding opportunities and enhancing the diversity of the construction industry workforce with an emphasis in the following fields: Construction, Real Estate Development, Architecture and Engineering,

Civic Engagement, and Urban Design.

CIWI is a program of Community Initiatives.

Our Impact