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

Happy New Year! See our 2016 Highlights!

Happy New Year! See our 2016 Highlights!

Wishing you a bright 2017 from BSP! Thank you to our amazing network of staff, board members, and community partners who have allowed us to reach thousands of property service workers and their children. From our BSP family to yours, Happy New Year! We look forward to our continued collaboration ...

Celebrating the Holidays and Good Health at BSP Los Angeles

Celebrating the Holidays and Good Health at BSP Los Angeles

BSP Los Angeles in collaboration with SEIU hosted a successful toy drive and health fair! Health Fairs are an opportunity for everyone to engage in health related information. A special thanks to the organizations who provided free health screenings and resources to our participants and their families, including Kaiser Permanante, ...

BSP Expands the Green Janitor Education Program

BSP Expands the Green Janitor Education Program

BSP is continuing to reduce the carbon footprint by expanding the Green Janitor Education Program (GJEP) to newer sites in San Diego, Orange County, and San Jose! The program teaches best practices for waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation while empowering janitors to practice green habits in their ...

HABLA Classes Launch at Stanford

HABLA Classes Launch at Stanford

HABLA Dia and Noche classes are underway, thanks to the partnership of Stanford University, Palo Alto Adult School, and SEIU! This unique program connects Stanford students with the custodians who work at the university to build confidence in English language skills. The program fosters the relationship between the students and the worker ...

Working with CFED to Improve Financial Literacy

Working with CFED to Improve Financial Literacy

BSP Financial Literacy educators in Northern and Southern California are participating in a VITA Capability Cohort that will provide technical assistance and peer learning to improve financial capability services into BSP's VITA program. The partnership is in collaboration with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and will help assess, measure, and ...

Green Janitor Education Program

Green Janitor Education Program

In partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles (USGBC-LA), the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Los Angeles (BOMA-GLA), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU)-United Service Workers West, BSP has developed the Green Janitor Education Program.  The program is a qualified USGBC program through which janitors are accredited. ...