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CIWI 2018 Impact Video

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

CIWI 2016 Impact Video

The following video highlights the 2016 CIWI program from the eyes and experience of the interns. Check it out!

With yet another successful year under our belt, CIWI continues to hold closely to our core mission…to provide “Access+Exposure=Opportunities” for lower-income, first generation college students with an interest in Construction, Real Estate Development, A&E and Civic Engagement.

Key Accomplishments and Milestones (2012-2019):

  • CIWI has delivered 82 internships,
  • 100 percent of the internship positions have been secured by students of color, first-generation college students.
  • CIWI has designed and implemented several innovative initiatives, including:
    • Innovative Partnership with SF PUC. Four years of collaboration with the PUC’s PLG and Project Pull key stakeholders.
    • Site Tours. Thanks to our many sponsors and key stakeholders, there has been no shortage of amazing site tours.
    • Community Development and Affordable Housing. CIWI has been successful in placing interns with affordable housing developers (including TNDC, BHC, Mercy, and TCDC). As well, CIWI has developed a unique and collaborative partnership with YCD, to maximize opportunities for D10 young adults.

As in past years, the L+SIP program benefited from several amazing firms and individuals, including: Associate Capital, PUC’s Project Pull Interns, Urban Fabrick, 181 Fremont/Jay Paul Co., and several CCSF On-Site Water Reuse Program experts including representatives from SFPUC, SFDPH-EH, SFDBI, and SFPW.

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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.