Community Engagement

Willdan strives to engage with the communities where we work and live. Our actions as a company have an impact. We’re committed to active engagement within our communities as a fundamental part of Willdan’s culture.

Read more to learn about our contracted and volunteer work with communities across the country.

A Culture Focused on Learning

  • Willdan Partners with STEM 54: STEM 54 is a lab aimed at providing youth in South Central Los Angeles with positive experiences in math and science. The lab’s coursework is designed to introduce STEM equipment, concepts, and activities.

    Willdan works closely with Michael Baite, PhD, founder of Mobile Math Science and Engineering Labs. Together, we promote an interest in STEM through hands-on experiences during early childhood development.
  • Willdan Clean Energy Academy: The WCEA is a free technical training program that provides the skills necessary to succeed in energy efficiency and clean energy careers. Our academy also prepares students for nationally recognized certifications, including Building Performance Institute (BPI), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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Willdan Clean Energy Academy participants

Volunteers in Action

Willdan team members provide hands-on support to local initiatives that improve our communities.

  • Holiday Bike Giveaway with the Fred Jordan Mission: In 2021, Willdan purchased over 400 bikes, and our staff, family, and friends worked as a team to build them. The bikes were then donated to the Fred Jordan Mission who distributed them to Los Angeles and Indio families in need for the holidays. Our offices across the country also participated by buying and shipping helmets for the event.
  • The Watts Labor Community Action Committee: Willdan has partnered with The Watts Labor Community Action Committee in collaboration with STEM 54 to hold volunteer events throughout Los Angeles.
  • Tree Planting in Los Angeles: Willdan has partnered with City Plants since 2018. Our staff, friends, and family attend regular tree-planting events throughout greater Los Angeles, including:
    • Planting in the Arts District of Los Angeles, 2021
    • Winter Wonderland at Green Meadows Park, 2020.
    • Tu B’Shvat and MLK Day of Service tree planting at Elysian Park, 2020
    • Arbor Day Tree Planting Event at the Banning Museum, 2020
    • Earth Day Event, 2019, 2018
  • Charlotte Heart Walk: Willdan employees participated in the AHA Annual Heart Walk and fundraiser plus corporate sponsorship for multiple years, 2015 – 2017.
  • Maryland Foodbank Donation: Willdan provided a no-cost upgrade to charity lighting and refrigeration, saving the facility $400.00 per month, 2017.
  • Newark, NJ YMCA Clean-Up, and Fundraising: Volunteer employees donated time and energy to clean up residential living facilities and grounds. Employees also conducted fundraising and economic development for local area workforce and students, 2018.
  • Buffalo, NY Park Clean-Up: Volunteer employees donated time to clean up a community park and grounds, 2018.
  • Carolina Relief Report: Willdan provided support for World Central Kitchen on the North Carolina Coast post-hurricane, 2018.
Bike Giveaway
Willdan staff, family, and friends gather with community members to build bikes for the Fred Jordan Mission, 2021