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UJAMAA Holiday Party 2022

The holidays are a time to come together and enjoy the company of one another. UJAMAA hosted its annual Employee Holiday Party last week to the joy of everyone. It was a blast to see everyone and enjoy food and drink. #TheUJAMAAWay

Park Station Lofts Groundbreaking Brings 58-Units to Woodlawn Along With Hope In Fight Against Gentrification

We recently celebrated the groundbreaking for the Park Stations Lofts project. UJAMAA Construction along with our joint venture partners Brown & Momen were selected by The Michaels Organization and DL3 Realty to be general contractors for the Park Station Lofts project. With a design from FitzGerald and Brook Architecture, Park Station Lofts is a 5 story, 58-unit mixed-use apartment building with …

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UJAMAA Construction Holds Amazing 2022 Annual Meeting Celebrating 20 Years of Rebuilding The Community

Last week, UJAMAA Construction held its 2022 Annual Meeting at Lacuna Lofts. Our annual meeting is a chance for the team to come together #theujamaaway and celebrate the achievements, milestones, and new faces of the year. It is also a chance to fellowship with members of the team that don’t get to see each other …

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Project Engineer Tumwi Promotes Opportunities For Women In Construction

UJAMAA Construction is dedicated to advancing women in construction. Recently, project engineer Tumwitikege Mwakalinga spoke to a group of students at Illinois Institute of Technology about alternative careers in architecture. Here are her words: “I am on a journey to create exposure for black women in construction. When I was that age (college age), I needed someone that can …

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VP Les Bates and Director of Accounting Marcia Dawson on Mentorship

At UJAMAA Construction, mentorship is key. It is how more senior professionals pass down knowledge and capabilities to the next generation. This drives growth and makes sure operationally, that we are a well oiled machine. Mentorship is also a form of giving back. Like our namesake, mentorship is a way of supporting those who support …

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Picnic Table Build with Lakeside Alliance and Local Students

This past Saturday, our partners at Lakeside Alliance hosted students from ACE Amandla Charter School and Simeon Career Academy at the Obama Presidential Center site for a hands-on carpentry workshop. Working with a team of Lakeside Alliance carpenters, the students built picnic tables for the workforce and learned more about career opportunities in the trades …

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55th and Pulaski Health Collaborative Ribbon Cutting

Team UJAMAA attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for 55th & Pulaski Health Collaborative. UJAMAA executed on demolition and interior buildouts for the facility. Facilities like this align with UJAMAA’s mission of rebuilding the community one block at a time by offering healthcare services to the Southwest Side. Follow us on Social Media to stay up …

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