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 a standing desk for myself in our new office!   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 a standing desk for myself in our new office!

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!

  Aron Michalski,  Operations Director     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, Operations Director

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."

 
  Ian Houts,  program leader     Q 1.  I am most proud of Uncommon for addressing issues facing the American labor force, specifically for having the foresight to put much-needed training infrastructure in place to help usher in a new generation of skilled laborers.   Q 2.  a series of small-scale concrete dams deep in the jungles of Laos.   Q 3.  As this is my first semester, I don't have any apprentice or job site stories yet... but I'm looking forward to becoming part of the narrative!

Ian Houts, program leader

Q 1. I am most proud of Uncommon for addressing issues facing the American labor force, specifically for having the foresight to put much-needed training infrastructure in place to help usher in a new generation of skilled laborers.

Q 2. a series of small-scale concrete dams deep in the jungles of Laos.

Q 3. As this is my first semester, I don't have any apprentice or job site stories yet... but I'm looking forward to becoming part of the narrative!

  Sydney Doyle,  Pathways Manager     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, Pathways Manager

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.