For the 3rd consecutive year, the Brickell City Centre team joined the ASIA Condominium team for their Christmas Toy Drive benefiting children in foster care through the Voices for Children Foundation. The Voices for Children Foundation is a leader among peer organizations concerned with the support and future success of abused, abandoned, or neglected children and youth. The team collected and wrapped over 300 gifts during the weeks leading up to Christmas to make sure they were delivered on time.
This past month, Brickell City Centre had the pleasure of hosting students from Miami Dade College’s Architectural Materials and Construction I class. The students and their professor, Jose Luis Colmenares, joined our EAST Miami Hotel team to tour the site and learn more about the materials used at Brickell City Centre. The class coursework focuses on introducing the students to basic materials and methods of contemporary building with an emphasis on wood, masonry, concrete, and steel.
The Brickell City Centre team hosted over 20 children in honor of “Take Your Child to Work Day” on April 10, 2015.
Children 8 and over were welcome to accompany their parents for the workday on April 10, 2015. The day was filled with various activities for the kids and their parents. The children were able to learn about Brickell City Centre’s construction activities through a presentation; they also visited the sales center to see the large-scale model of the project. Along with learning about the project, the children and parents were able to visit various area businesses including Toasted Bagelry & Deli, whose owners were kind enough to let the kids have hands-on experience in the bagels-making process.
Brickell City Centre wanted to provide an opportunity for its team members to bring their children to work, and have the children learn more about the project and their parent’s role. To learn more about Take Your Child to Work Day, visit http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org.
Wells Fargo and Swire Properties Inc, one of South Florida’s leading international developers of urban real estate, are joining forces for the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. On Oct. 25th, representatives from Wells Fargo presented Habitat for Humanity a $30,000 grant toward the donated home. Volunteers from Swire Properties’ Brickell City Centre team, along with volunteers from Wells Fargo will help construct the new home. The volunteers will perform tasks ranging from roofing to landscaping throughout seven voluntary Saturdays. The home is expected to be completed by the end of 2014. This is the third home sponsored by Brickell City Centre in the past 24 months.
In partnership with the South Florida Workforce Investment Board (SFWIB), Swire Properties Inc announced the creation of a virtual job fair for Brickell City Centre. The online recruitment partnership, launched at a breakfast hosted by the Beacon Council, has been developed to promote broad, community-based hiring in connection with Swire Properties’ Brickell City Centre project.
Frank Nero, President of the Beacon Council, acted as Master of Ceremonies and introduced speakers that included City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado who spoke about the economic benefits of projects such as Brickell City Centre and district Commissioner Marc Sarnoff who also spoke of the catalytic impact of the project. Also in attendance were Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Miami Dade County Deputy Mayor Russell Benford, along with US Department of Labor officials Paulette Lewis and Millie Herrera.
To accomplish the online recruitment goal, the partners have created a web portal accessible via South Florida Workforce’s website to post job openings and receive job applications related to Brickell City Centre.