NAI Hunneman launched its new community initiative program Hunneman Cares on August 8, 2018 with a day of service to beautify a park adjacent to the Dewitt Center. Madison Park Development Corporation helped coordinate this effort. The Dewitt Center, provides education and life skills training for residents in Roxbury. Forty Hunneman employees, led by Chief Executive Officer Stephen M. Prozinski spent the day planting flowers, weeding and performing other landscape work and also repainting park benches.
For Hunneman, the decision to give back while paying it forward was a simple one.
“Roxbury is a place that we’ve been doing a lot of business and we wanted to do something impactful to give back to this community,” said Prozinski. “We manage buildings in Roxbury for the City of Boston, Madison Park Developmen Corporation and the Jubilee Church as well as doing leasing in the area and our team members were excited to help us grow these partnerships within the community and give back to Roxbury.”
Samaj Jordan is experiencing these opportunities first hand. A senior at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Jordan is serving his first internship with Hunneman and is learning many facets of property management. “It’s fun and I learn something different every day. This internship is opening a lot of doors for me,” said Jordan.
Jordan’s sentiments are echoed by others working to create positive change in the community.
“It’s very important to have a corporate partner like Hunneman in the community because it shows a commitment not only to the community but the city of Boston to clean up these parks for our youth and for our residents,” said Cherrelle Norris, Communications Manager, Madison Park Development Corporation. “It’s a great effort!”
Hunneman also YouthBuild Boston to present a check for $7,500 to aid the organization’s efforts in building trades program for young adults.