Building Skills Partnership

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for low-wage property service workers and their families by increasing their skills, access to education, and opportunities for career and community advancement and participation.

"Having a vocational English class at my worksite helped me greatly. I learned how to better communicate with tenants and my supervisor. Thank you BSP"

Juan P., ABLE worker

"The scholarship I received from BSP helped pay my tuition costs. I'm now a step closer to getting my degree which will not only benefit me, but my family and my community as well."

Cynthia, BSP Scholarship Recipient

"Participating in BSP's Citizenship program gave me the confidence to submit my naturalization application. I passed my exam and achieved my dream of becoming a US citizen."

Isabel Q., ABM Worker

BSP Awarded Grant from UnidosUS for Health and Wellness

BSP Awarded Grant from UnidosUS for Health and Wellness

BSP recently received a grant titled Comprando Rico y Sano (Buying Healthy and Flavorful Food) from UnidosUS that will instill healthy shopping and eating habits among Latinos through a variety of activities, including grocery store tours and cooking demonstrations in Orange County and Los Angeles. The grant will help expand health and ...

BSP’s ‘Green Jobs, Good Jobs’ Initiative Highlighted in Westside Today

BSP's 'Green Jobs, Good Jobs' Initiative Highlighted in Westside Today

BSP's Green Jobs, Good Jobs initiative was recently recognized by Westside L.A. Today. The initiative will train immigrant workers, specifically janitors, in ‘green cleaning’ and energy conservation practices and elevate labor-management partnerships to meet the needs of a rapidly changing green industry. Executive Director, Aida Cardenas highlighted the initiative as ...

Impact of the Green Janitor Education Program – A Study by SeedLA

Impact of the Green Janitor Education Program - A Study by SeedLA

Recently, BSP partnered with SeedLA, a nonprofit that provides pro-bono consulting to environmental and public health organizations. SeedLA undertook a research project for BSP's Green Janitor Education Program (GJEP) to quantify the environmental, social, and economic impact of the GJEP to date and to strategize ways to expand the program ...

Announcing New Press Release: “Demand Driven Program Fosters Immigrant Worker Success While Building a Pathway to an Inclusive Green Economy”

Announcing New Press Release: “Demand Driven Program Fosters Immigrant Worker Success While Building a Pathway to an Inclusive Green Economy”

        For Immediate Release June 1, 2017 Press Contact: Luis Sandoval (213) 284-3814 luis@buildingskills.org   “Demand Driven Program Fosters Immigrant Worker Success While Building a Pathway to an Inclusive Green Economy”   Los Angeles, CA - Building Skills Partnership (BSP) has recently launched an initiative termed “Green Jobs, Good Jobs” that will train immigrant workers, specifically janitors, ...