We care about our employees. We care about their families. We care about our communities.
Our Commitment to Corporate Citizenship
Corporate Citizenship is a recognition that businesses have responsibilities to both the communities in which they operate as well as to their employees and stakeholders. We at W&A Engineering are committed to Building Better Communities. That commitment applies to the work we do for our clients; it applies to the work environment we create for our employees; and it applies to the larger impact we believe our firm and its employees can have on our communities.
Since establishing the company in 1999, President & CEO Jon Williams has worked to fulfill his passion to give back to the community. “I’m focused on how to make W&A the best possible company for its employees, and not just a great place to work but a great place to serve, as well.”
- Employee Spotlight
- W&A’s Impact Grows
- Charity of Choice ATHENS
- Charity of Choice NASHVILLE
- Corporate Citizenship Focus Areas
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING
Austin Hewatt, a Survey Manager with W&A, is the father of two, and, as with most parents, Austin thinks a lot about how to make the world a better place for them. In December of 2018, W&A Engineering kicked off a program giving employees the opportunity to present a charity they care about for support by other company employees. It’s a low-key kind of thing and serves to increase W&A’s support for the community, as well as educate employees about the good work being done by local nonprofits.
W&A’s Impact Grows
W&A started measuring its philanthropic impact in 2016. Represented here is the collective impact of W&A and its staff on our communities to date, and counting.
W&A’s collective impact grew by over 300 hours and topped $500,000 in the 4th quarter of 2018.
Charity of Choice ATHENS
W&A Engineering’s Charity of Choice ATHENS is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens. The Boys & Girls Club is devoted to providing opportunities to local youth who need it most. Their mission is to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as responsible, caring and productive citizens. The Athens-area clubs have provided a clean, healthy, and safe environment for youth ages 6 to 18 for over 55 years. After-school activities focus on three major priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. In conjunction with these priorities, the Club places emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) and Workforce Development initiatives, making it a perfect match for W&A.
Charity of Choice NASHVILLE
W&A Engineering’s Charity of Choice NASHVILLE is Rebuilding Together Nashville. Rebuilding Together Nashville began under the name “Christmas in April” in 1995 and was founded and sustained for many years by members of the local architecture community. Renamed in 2001, the nonprofit continues to rely on that Nashville volunteer spirit as it restores, rebuilds, and performs essential repairs at homes of low-income area residents. RTN’s vision is safe homes and communities for everyone, and, to date, the Nashville nonprofit has made meaningful improvements to more than 500 Nashville area homes, preserving affordable homeownership, revitalizing neighborhoods, and helping low-income residents to continue to live safely and comfortably in their long-term homes and neighborhoods.
Corporate Citizenship Focus Areas
As W&A enters its 20th anniversary year, we are committed to building on its history of philanthropy and to growing those efforts to have the greatest impact on our communities and our employees. Moving forward we want our efforts to be focused – centered on our values, our expertise, and our profession. To that end, we have chosen five areas of focus for W&A’s philanthropic and volunteer efforts. When faced with decisions on what we should do, these five areas will help guide us so that we have a cohesive and consistent approach with our philanthropy.
W&A CARES ABOUT:
W&A believes in giving back to the communities we call home. Whether through sponsoring charitable organizations or providing in-kind engineering and design services, we help visions become reality.
W&A provides in-kind services to its Community Partners throughout the State of Georgia, working with them to compete for and win projects and enhance the economic prosperity of their communities.
Opportunity comes through awareness and awareness through education. W&A employees take their show on the road, providing students and young adults a look into the world of engineering and design to help them envision a path to success.
W&A strives to create a sense of teamwork and a workplace environment in which employees can thrive professionally, feel supported personally, and be encouraged to pursue their passions. Read more about how W&A Cares About Employee Well-being, here.
W&A’s culture of accountability extends to the world we live in, and thus we are committed to practices and choices that promote sustainability.
Contact Amy Kissane for more information on how W&A gives back.