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Leopardo/UJAMAA Joint Venture Awarded Construction of A Wellness Center in Garfield Park

Leopardo and UJAMAA are pleased to announce their role in the construction of Sankofa Wellness Center – ground up new construction of a three-story building at the corner of West Madison Street and South Kildare Avenue in Chicago. Totaling 55,530-SF,  Sankofa Village will have spaces dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare and financial wellness as well …

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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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Welcome To UJAMAA

UJAMAA is Kiswahili for the Tanzanian concept of people working together. It means unity in supporting one another by any means available. UJAMAA also means the need to give back to those who support you. UJAMAA Construction (“UJAMAA”) was founded in 2002 by Jimmy Akintonde to create a working organization that pays an equal amount …

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