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Programs & Engagement

GROW Partners with a variety of local organizations, charities, and educational institutions to connect with young adults who are looking to explore a career the built environment profession including facilities, maintenance, construction, and real estate. Matching disenfranchised young adults with mentors and internships is fundamental to achieving our long-term goal: making the built environment professions a
career of choice!

Working with our partners to provide visits to local companies, mentoring, education in facilities-related subjects, internships and scholarships, GROW aims to develop the next generation of facility management leaders.

Helping Hands

Organizations who share our goals.


The Foundation is the global public charity arm of the IFMA Association. A 501©3 non-profit seeking to make Facilities
Management a career of choice.

Adult Students


  • San Jose City College-
    GROW supports the Facilities Maintenance, HVAC and Electrical Programs at SJCC with participation on their Industry Advisory Committee and with placement services.

  • College of San Mateo- CSM is a partner providing Facility Management education, building the FM workforce of tomorrow.

  • JobTrain
    Provides workforce skill development in a variety of fields. GROW engages with the Business Administration program with placement services, and with the Facilities Maintenance program with course contend, guest lectures and placement services. We also partnered with IFMA Silicon Valley in a workday, improving the physical facility and furniture.



  • Heavy Metal
     GROW is a financial partner in the exciting new program to teach local high school youth metal working skills
     in a summer school environment.

  • 49ers Academy
    We also partnered with IFMA Silicon Valley in several volunteer workdays, improving the physical facility
     and furniture. The 49ers Academy is a charter middle school in the East Palo / Menlo Park area.

  • NOVA Youth- We partnered with IFMA Silicon Valley in a workday, improving the physical facility and furniture. NOVA is a drop-in care facility for homeless youth in Downtown San Jose.

Fists in Solidarity


  • IFMA Silicon Valley- IFMA is a 501©6 business association who serve to foster growth in the Facilities Management Profession

  • Association for Facilities Engineers- AFE is a long time generous sponsor of GROW, particularly in the run up and execution of our annual fundraising carnival each October.


Scholarships & Internships

Are you an employer looking for an intern?


Please contact Bob Dills-


To volunteer and assist with events, or programs contact our volunteer coordinator:


For upcoming sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nichole Robertson-


At GROW Organization, mentoring relationships will be fundamental to the Organization’s purpose.  Like the Built Environments we have overseen throughout our careers, we are building GROW and the communities we help with a studied foundation for long-term success.  The framework begins with leaders in FM and disadvantaged grade school students. Then, through site visits to local companies, hands-on projects, mentoring, and classes in facilities-related subjects, internships, and ultimately college scholarships, GROW Organization aims to develop the next generation of facility management leaders.

Holding Plant
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