Cornerstone Program

The Cornerstone Volunteering Program is an initiative designed to harness the collective passion of our people towards volunteering. This program is intended to be employee-driven and promote a Kennedy Jenks environment where employee volunteers are supported, and their efforts are celebrated. In many ways, the volunteer spirit is the cornerstone of what we do professionally.

Our Goals

  • Organize and expand our positive impact within the communities/environments where we live.
  • Encourage and expand our internal team building to promote a culture of positive, inclusive and external accomplishment.
  • When possible, connect with our clients and their volunteering programs to encourage and promote collective successes beyond our project work.
  • Promote, measure and celebrate our accomplishments.

Volunteering Event Types / Organizations include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • YMCA
  • Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America
  • Humane Societies
  • Job Shadowing for Schools
  • Professional Organization Partnership Volunteer Activities



Photo from KJ's Pies For People Event hosted at TechEx.


Pies For People (Water For People)

Water For People is a global nonprofit working across nine countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to address the global water crisis and equip communities with lasting access to clean water and sanitation services. At KJ’s TechEx Pies for People fundraiser on October 1, our valiant volunteers took one–or several–pies for the team, ultimately raising over $10,000 for Water For People! KJ’s efforts were featured in ACEC’s Engineering Inc. magazine.

Green Kent


Green Kent

Laura Weiden headed the Green Kent work party at the Green River Natural Resources Area during which over 800 native plants were planted along the pedestrian trail.



American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) UCLA

Jamie Kolkey coordinated the Resume Bootcamp enlisting volunteers to help edit student’s resumes and provide guidance on interviewing.

ASCE City of Renton


ASCE City of Renton

Bobbie Gilmour worked with the ASCE, the City of Renton, and various groups in the community to educate neighbors about where stormwater in the area goes. They placed “Only Rain Down the Drain” markers by catch basins in a local neighborhood in Renton, as well as door tags on homes to raise awareness.

Camp Seymour Pumpkin Patch


Camp Seymour

Cameron Ross, and Laura Weiden helped lay paving stones to create paths in the pumpkin patch at Camp Seymour in Washington.

Engineering Alumni Association

Engineering Alumni Association (EAA) Governing Board Student Projects Presentations

Jamie Kolkey is the chair of this EAA committee that gets to allocate funds to student projects in the engineering department at UCLA. The students had to prepare a presentation, and funds request, and complete an end of the year report detailing their outcomes and use of EAA funds. The panel of alumni Jamie assembled gives feedback to each group and provides individualized help where they can.


Interactive Learning

Janet Hoffman led activities with the Girl Scouts to investigate and learn about how energy is made, as well as educate them on energy use and conservation in their homes and how we can work to save energy.