All Hands On Deck!

Giving back is part of the Clark Dietz culture. We are proud to contribute our time and talent to improving communities, residents’ quality of life, and supporting environmental causes. It’s humbling to see the results, and know that our efforts have made a difference by giving back both locally and around the globe. To support our Engineering Quality of Life® philosophy, Clark Dietz employees volunteer to aid local and global non-profit organizations, including:

A Blossoming Community Garden

Our Chicago and Oakbrook Terrace offices enjoy volunteering at the El Paseo Community Garden in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. The garden is run by our Project Engineer Antonio Acevedo, PE and his wife Paula. Their goal is to empower through nature and provide a public green space for the neighborhood.

Find out how they’re building community.

Annual Food Drive

We feel that no one should ever go hungry. Every fall, each of our ten offices collects food items and donates cash to their local food pantry. These donations help feed hundreds of families in our communities. We are glad to help provide this essential need for our neighbors:

Eastern Illinois Food Bank (Urbana, Illinois)
Greater Chicago Food Depository (Chicago, Illinois)
Mid-North Food Pantry (Indianapolis, Indiana)
Peyton’s Promise (Wausau, Wisconsin)
Shalom Center (Kenosha, Wisconsin)

Promoting Water Quality Awareness

Our Indianapolis group put their volunteer time towards supporting the White River Watershed Alliance. They installed storm drain markers and distributed educational materials in a neighborhood within the City of Fishers. The effort is part of the White River Watershed Alliance’s initiative to assemble volunteer SWATs (Storm Water Action Teams) to promote water quality awareness. They finished up right before it started raining, putting the newly branded storm drains to work.

Making a House a Home

Both our Champaign and Kenosha staff have helped with building and cleaning up homes for those in need. The Champaign group assisted with a home for a local mom and her five children. Her youngest son needed special support, and this home had structural modifications to help his needs. The team painted the house, helped with the construction of the garage, and general clean up around the house. We feel good about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and creating comfortable homes for others.

Learn about Habitat for Humanity

Quality Water in Guatemala

For billions of people around the globe, access to water and proper sanitation are crucial challenges. Clark Dietz’s very own John Boldt travels to Guatemala each year with the Wisconsin Water for the World Committee to make clean water more accessible to rural Guatemalan villages.

Read about the impact this volunteer work had on our Engineering and GIS Technician Devin Booth. The unique combination of engineering, education, and empowerment allows these villages to thrive due to clean and accessible water supply.

Learn about Wisconsin Water for the World – Wisconsin Water Association

5K for Life

Combining our passions for health and wellness with giving back to the community, Clark Dietz employees regularly participate in charity run/walks in the communities where they work and live. Some past causes we’ve sponsored with our donations (not to mention sweat equity!) include:

  • 5K Wausau Rotary Reindeer Fun Run in support of the Wausau, Wisconsin Rotary Club’s community projects and global health initiatives including providing access to clean drinking water
  • Run (317), an Indianapolis-based run/walk celebrating the diversity of the (317) area code, with each area sponsoring a different local charity such as Kids’ Voice of Indiana, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Girls on the Run
  • Harvest Moon 5K run in Kenosha, Wisconsin which raised funds for Kenosha-area charities promoting health and fitness non-profit initiatives.