Plenary Americas Supports Everybody Builds

Plenary Americas’ Community Impact Fund Will Support Career Development, Business Growth, and Help Renovate 30th Street Station:  Everybody Builds is a Proud Partner 

Plenary Americas, a leading long-term developer of public and private infrastructure, recently announced its investment of $2.5 million into a community impact fund focused on West Philadelphia in connection with the William H. Gray III 30th Street Station Renovation Project.. The fund will support career development and the small business growth of women, people of color, and individuals of under-represented groups in the city.  

Initial grants to support workforce diversity were awarded to Everybody Builds and partner organizations, Samuel Staten Sr. Pre-Apprenticeship Program and Finishing Trades Institute of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Women in Non-traditional Careers program (WINC). Everybody Builds will work in partnership with these organizations and other industry partners to act as a connector to family-sustaining careers and strengthen the connection and reach between developers, contractors, trade unions, workforce programs, and the community in Philadelphia and West Philadelphia. 

The William H. Gray 30th St. Station project will help to launch a new era of passenger rail with major renovations at the station. The $550 million project, led by Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia (PIP), includes improvements to station facilities, retail offerings, and community amenities. The renovations will generate significant construction and long-term job opportunities in Philadelphia.

Everybody Builds is also proud to be part of Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia’s (PIP) “HIRE 30th St Advisory Collaborative”. 

The funding was announced at the project’s Construction Kick-Off ceremony at Gray 30th Street Station. Everybody Builds’ Executive Director Andreina Perez Hein was joined by organizational partners as well as representatives from Plenary Americas. (L to R) Omar Nelson Executive Director of The Samuel Staten, Sr. Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Brian Budden, President & CEO of Plenary Americas, Jennifer Trotter, Community Relations & DEI Manager of Plenary Americas; Perez Hein, and Regina A. Hairston, President & CEO of the African-American Chamber of Commerce of PA, NJ & DE.


This article was updated on March 19, 2024.