13 Dec 2016

Prudential CARES: Company Employees are Construction Workers for a Day

Prudential CARES Volunteer and YBN studentThroughout the year, Prudential employees from various departments have donated their time and skills to YBN through Prudential CARES programs. In 2016, volunteers spent a total of 9 days working alongside YBN staff to revitalize low-income homes and prepare the facility that now houses the newly re-launched Reengagement Center (REC) and LEAD Charter School. 

On one recent build day, members of Prudential’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team worked on one of YBN’s construction sites in Newark’s West Ward.  Working alongside YBN students and staff, volunteers donned goggles and gloves to assist with various tasks ranging from interior and exterior painting to hanging sheetrock, and applying insulation. 

Prudential CARES Volunteers Painting

Volunteers ended the day touring 27 Seymour Avenue, the site of the home students completed in April 2016. 

Prudential CARES Volunteer and Wheelbarrow

Prudential CARES Volunteer Laughing with YBN Student

Prudential CARES Volunteers Group Photo