Since 1976, Turner has worked hard to make a difference in Seattle's communities. We believe Turner's responsibility to the city of Seattle goes beyond the business of bricks and mortar and we are honored to support the missions and continued success of many local community organizations. Turner was the first major builder in the nation to establish a formal community affairs department and every year our employees participate in numerous community programs. Turner has established two industry-specific programs to benefit the communities in which we do business, the Turner School of Construction Management and YouthForce 2020.

Turner School of Construction Management
The Turner School of Construction Management program in Seattle is a free eight-week program that offers construction management training to small minority-owned, women-owned, and emerging small businesses. Participants are able to develop their professional skills in business plan writing, marketing, accounting and financial management, bid estimating, purchasing, safety, risk management, and much more. Since its inception in 2000, 175 representatives of businesses represented by minorities have graduated from the Turner School of Construction Management in Seattle.

Turner's YouthForce is a program that encourages today’s youth to stay in school, further their education and consider the construction industry as a viable career path. Turner has partnered with the Seattle School District, Southlake Alternative High School,and John Marshall Alternative High School to offer college scholarships, internships and mentorship programs.

The objectives of the YouthForce include:

  • To encourage students to stay in school
  • To consider the construction industry as a viable career path
  • To provide needed guidance, direction and role models
  • To promote construction industry awareness
  • To develop a mentor/protégé program with the students
  • To promote diversity

Turner also participates in many other community events in Seattle, including:

  • ACE Mentor Program
  • Big Climb for Leukemia
  • ColorsNW Anniversary Fundraiser
  • Fred Hutchinson Foundation Humanitarian Day
  • International Examiner Community Voice Awards
  • Multiple Sclerosis 150 Bike Ride benefiting the National Society of Multiple Sclerosis
  • Tabor 100 Gala
  • Tie One On Luncheon
  • Race for the Cure
  • Seattle Children’s Museum
  • Seattle Urban League annual fundraiser
  • Seattle Vocational Institute Pre-apprenticeship Program
  • University of Washington Business Economic Development Center Small Business Awards   


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