Building Skills Partnership

Building Skills Partnership

Building Skills Partnership was founded with the vision of creating an equitable playing field for California’s working families to succeed in their careers and educational endeavors. Born out of the Justice for Janitors movement that helped thousands of immigrant janitors achieve a more just way of living and working, BSP partnered with responsible businesses and employers to pilot its first workplace training, which focused on Vocational English language acquisition. These efforts evolved to officially incorporate as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 2007.

Since then, BSP has expanded to seven major cities across California and broadened its programming to fully address the unique barriers property service workers and their families face in realizing the benefits of social, civic and economic integration.

Today, BSP represents a unique partnership between over 90 janitorial employers, over 60 commercial building owners, SEIU-USWW, and the broader community. With collaboration and a holistic approach to programming, BSP continues to strive to create an equitable future for working families to build a better life.

Building Skills Partnership improves the lives of property service workers in low-wage industries and their families.

Property service workers are janitors, security officers, maintenance and custodial workers, stadium, arena and airport workers, and other workers who provide important services to the buildings of California.

BSP programs serve 5,500 participants annually through direct services and training, and 20,000 individuals through hybrid outreach engagements & online services. Programs focus on workforce development, immigrant inclusion, and community advancement. The organization offers career and education programs that enable workers’ personal and professional success.

Founded in 2007, BSP offers programs throughout California, serving Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, Palo Alto, Sacramento, San Diego, and San Jose. BSP is a 501(c)3 non-profit and has strong collaborations with SEIU-United Service Workers West, janitorial employers, building owners, and community leaders. BSP provides opportunities to fully address the unique barriers immigrant workers and their families face in realizing the benefits of social, civic, and economic integration.

1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 200
Alameda, CA 94502
Los Angeles
828 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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