How Emily Lam Advocates and Champions Equity in the Workplace

Last month, the Association of Women in Water, Energy & Environment hosted “Lessons from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Leaders.” Among the featured panelists was Emily Lam, Deputy Assistant General Manager of External Affairs. We caught up with Emily to find out more about the work being done to advocate for racial equity at the…

A Career in Construction with Shabrea Thornton

“Now that I’m in construction, I’m proud of where I’m at in life today,” Shabrea Thornton says with pride and feelings of accomplishment for her recent efforts to ensure a brighter, more stable future for herself and her daughter. Born and raised in Bayview-Hunters Point, Thornton is working as an apprentice laborer with Bertco, Inc.,…

Mansfield and Mansfield Construction an Unlikely Local Business

The SFPUC’s Contractors Assistance Center (the Center) recently started its second session of the Getting Down to Business (GD2B) Program. The 15-week long program took place online from August 2021 to November 2021.  The GD2B program provides practical solutions about key business operations. In the program, LBEs review specific and technical areas to understand and resolve…

Year in Review: 2021 Project Pull

Never in a million years would Lisa Miles-Wilkerson and Carlos Ramos thought that Project Pull would shift to a virtual internship, especially not for two years in a row! However, in the words of Mama Lisa, “There is never a dull moment” when it comes to Project Pull. Project Pull was founded in 1996 with…