2021 Alumni Leadership Award & Alumni Appreciation

What a great way to end the year! Big thanks to Michael Holmes and Dennis Lassige from the New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 330 for joining us to help honor the success of apprentice Darrell LaFrance. Darrell was awarded Building Futures’ Alumni Leadership Award for his dedication to learning his craft, to continual self-improvement, and for his early career successes. Darrell graduated Building Futures in 2020 and most recently has been working at Brown University’s Performing Arts Center with Sweeny Drywall. Congrats, Darrell!

Previous years honorees include: Alvin Reyes, 2011 BF200 Graduate, Journeyworker Electrician with IBEW 99; Orlando Correa, 2012 BF200 Graduate, Journeyworker Iron Worker with Local 37; and, Vennicia Kingston, 2011 BF200 Graduate, Journeyworker Laborer with LIUNA 271, small business owner with Eagle Eye Post Construction Services, and chair of the Women’s Caucus of the RI Building and Construction Trades Council.

While we couldn’t have a single event alumni party, it was so great to catch up with graduates throughout the week. We also got a chance to celebrate with 17 new journeyworkers! Big congratulations to everyone. We love staying in touch with alumni! Stop by or give us a call.

Congratulations New Journeyworkers!

Michael Badessa, BF200 2015, Carpenters Local 330

MaKayla Berard, BF200 2018, Iron Workers Local 37

Lewellyn Brent, BF200 2016, IUPAT Local 195 DC 11

Alexis Caraballo, BF200 2015, Carpenters Local 330

Santana Cartagena, BF200 2017, IUPAT Local 195 DC 11

Jess Dion, BF200 2018, Bricklayers Local 3

Ebenezer Franklin, BF200 2016, Roofers Local 33

Kevin Harrison-Lombardi, Jr., BF200 2015, Iron Workers Local 37

Horace Johnson, BF200 2015,  Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

Abraham Kerkula, BF200 2016, Iron Workers Local 37

Shawn Larkin, BF200 2019, LIUNA Local 271

James Poston, BF200, LIUNA 271

Ryan Ramos, BF200 2017, LIUNA 271

Zacory Richardson, BF200 2014, Carpenters Local 330

Victor Roman, BF200 2016, IUPAT Local 195 DC 11

Oscar Velez, BF200 2019, LIUNA 271

Kyle Waite, BF200 2013, IBEW Local 99