Happy Friday! Our Tenant Talks interview series continues with Shamco Management owner, Alan Shamah this month to discuss how the company works to build a sense of community at their properties and their surrounding neighborhoods:
A: All of us here at Shamco care about our community, both from inside our buildings and in our surrounding neighborhoods. We’ve partnered up with Year Up, a mentorship and career guidance program for motivated 18-24 year old young adults who are accepted into their program. Their goal is to close the opportunity divide between the young adults that are disconnected from stable career pathways and the jobs requiring post-secondary education. We’ve formed a partnership with them in order to provide seminars explaining the program they offer and the opportunities open to those who go through the program. We also work with local artists to help create local murals to help beautify the neighborhood.
A: The parties and programs we do often include celebrating the arts and music. The arts is what can bring people together. People love to dance and so do I.
A: We plan to continue to improve the buildings and reinvest into the community that way.
A: Landlords often have a bad reputation, but this only continues to drive us to prove that there are still good ones out there.