The Beck Foundation started in 2005 with a focus on ending poverty, improving the quality of life, and helping those in need to build capacity in Mexico. Today, the Foundation focuses on shelter and workforce development to build better communities where we live, work, and play in Mexico and the United States.
Affordable housing is an issue in all of the communities we serve. We hope to help address the problem and build better communities using our core design and construction competency.
Beck has strategically partnered with organizations to address housing-related challenges in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tampa. Our mission with these partnerships is to help impact more than 300 lives through over 5,000 volunteer hours.
The architecture, engineering, and construction industries must innovate amid an epidemic labor shortage. In all of our markets, demand for design and construction projects is high, but the lack of labor impacts the construction cost and the industry’s capacity to keep up with demand.
While technology supports our efforts to increase efficiency, there is no substitute for skilled tradespeople like carpenters and masons. Because of this, we are committed to investing in our future workforce through programs with local high schools like the P-TECH or Pathways in Technology Early College High School at Dallas ISD and higher education institutions.
If you want to support the Beck Foundation’s efforts to help provide shelter and improve workforce development in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, contact Humberto Trevino or Chad Schieber.