We asked our staff...

Q1. What about uCC are you most proud or excited about?

Q2. What's the most recent or coolest thing you've ever built?

Q3. What is your favorite, specific memory from your experience with apprentices or on the uCC build site?

 
Aaron frumin,  founder & Executive Director     Q 1.  When I'm on the build site on Saturdays, apprentices are in charge — collaborating, managing, and leading one another and adult volunteers.   Q 2.  I built the house that i live in!   Q 3.  More than once, I've arrived at the job site to find apprentices so busy working, leading, and having fun together that they didn't even notice I was there!

Aaron frumin, founder & Executive Director

Q 1. When I'm on the build site on Saturdays, apprentices are in charge — collaborating, managing, and leading one another and adult volunteers.

Q 2. I built the house that i live in!

Q 3. More than once, I've arrived at the job site to find apprentices so busy working, leading, and having fun together that they didn't even notice I was there!

Sydney Doyle,  Program director     Q 1.  As an Educator & Community Organizer, I am proud to be working on a team that cares so much about the future of youth in our city. and is taking such an innovative approach to teaching and learning through the build process.   Q 2.  In North Carolina, I built An awesome L-Shaped bar with my godfather for my garage!   Q 3.  One of my favorite memories on the uCC build site with our apprentices was witnessing them lead a group of 30+ adult volunteers on my first community build day.

Sydney Doyle, Program director

Q 1. As an Educator & Community Organizer, I am proud to be working on a team that cares so much about the future of youth in our city. and is taking such an innovative approach to teaching and learning through the build process.

Q 2. In North Carolina, I built An awesome L-Shaped bar with my godfather for my garage!

Q 3. One of my favorite memories on the uCC build site with our apprentices was witnessing them lead a group of 30+ adult volunteers on my first community build day.

Aaron Franklin-White,  Project Coordinator     Q 1.  I’m excited about how uCC empowers young adults to choose their own path.   Q 2.  the coolest project I've ever worked on was the rainbow mansion by the racetrack.   Q 3.  Being asked to write a letter of recommendation for a graduating apprentices has been my coolest experience with an apprentice so far.

Aaron Franklin-White, Project Coordinator

Q 1. I’m excited about how uCC empowers young adults to choose their own path.

Q 2. the coolest project I've ever worked on was the rainbow mansion by the racetrack.

Q 3. Being asked to write a letter of recommendation for a graduating apprentices has been my coolest experience with an apprentice so far.

 
Emily Alleman,  Sustainability coordinator     Q 1.  I am most excited about uCC’s ability to create a hands-on learning environment that’s accessible to students without any prior construction experience in a way that builds confidence and empowers them to dream bigger.   Q 2.  The coolest thing I ever helped build was assisting in the rebuilding effort for a veteran’s house after Hurricane Harvey.   Q 3.  My favorite memory on the uCC build site was during last semester’s Community Build Day. Charlotte, a first-semester apprentice, talked about how valuable the collaboration of ideas can be, and it was so cool to witness that lightbulb go off in her head.

Emily Alleman, Sustainability coordinator

Q 1. I am most excited about uCC’s ability to create a hands-on learning environment that’s accessible to students without any prior construction experience in a way that builds confidence and empowers them to dream bigger.

Q 2. The coolest thing I ever helped build was assisting in the rebuilding effort for a veteran’s house after Hurricane Harvey.

Q 3. My favorite memory on the uCC build site was during last semester’s Community Build Day. Charlotte, a first-semester apprentice, talked about how valuable the collaboration of ideas can be, and it was so cool to witness that lightbulb go off in her head.

 
Kesia Brown, BUild Day Coordinator    Q1:  I’M READY FOR THE BUILD DAYS. I’M EXCITED TO SEE THE NEW APPRENTICES AND KREWE MEMBERS BUILDING AND HELPING AND GETTING TO KNOW THEM!   Q2:  I JUST ASSEMBLED MY SKATEBOARD AT VANS - IT WAS COOL! IT’S A SALT-GRIP LONGBOARD.   Q3:  My first day at uncommon - it was very cold, but the other apprentices were very nice. The first person I talked to was the staff member from my interview and they introduced me to everyone else. It was really cool - we were digging holes and pulling up grass and weeds. That day, I learned that I can be a girl and still be a hard worker and strong at the same time.

Kesia Brown, BUild Day Coordinator

Q1: I’M READY FOR THE BUILD DAYS. I’M EXCITED TO SEE THE NEW APPRENTICES AND KREWE MEMBERS BUILDING AND HELPING AND GETTING TO KNOW THEM!

Q2: I JUST ASSEMBLED MY SKATEBOARD AT VANS - IT WAS COOL! IT’S A SALT-GRIP LONGBOARD.

Q3: My first day at uncommon - it was very cold, but the other apprentices were very nice. The first person I talked to was the staff member from my interview and they introduced me to everyone else. It was really cool - we were digging holes and pulling up grass and weeds. That day, I learned that I can be a girl and still be a hard worker and strong at the same time.

 
Aron Michalski, Founder &  Operations consultant     Q 1.  "uCC actively challenges the I-can't-do-that barrier. I've watched an apprentice from an alternative high school teach a group of college-aged volunteers how to install siding, correcting their mistakes, and praising them afterward for a job well done. High-schoolers can build a beautiful house. You can build a beautiful house."   Q 2.  "I tiled the laundry room floor in my house with a custom-cut mosaic of tiles salvaged from the Green Project."

Aron Michalski, Founder & Operations consultant

Q 1. "uCC actively challenges the I-can't-do-that barrier. I've watched an apprentice from an alternative high school teach a group of college-aged volunteers how to install siding, correcting their mistakes, and praising them afterward for a job well done. High-schoolers can build a beautiful house. You can build a beautiful house."

Q 2. "I tiled the laundry room floor in my house with a custom-cut mosaic of tiles salvaged from the Green Project."