In July 2021, Windermere partnered with the University of Washington College of Built Environments (CBE) to host students enrolled in the ASPIRE internship program. ASPIRE offers financial support, mentoring, and skill building through academic and professional office settings to CBE students, with a focus on those from historically underrepresented or marginalized groups.
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Editors Note: After listening to the presentations of the ASPIRE interns, I was deeply impressed with their focus, creativity, brilliance, and level of commitment. Windermere’s association with the College of Built Environments has renewed my pride in being a Windermere broker. Supporting the ASPIRE program means holding a new vision for the way a city is built, who builds it and how we live in it together. ASPIRE’s program manager, Alexis Wheeler, states homeownership “cultivates a sense of belonging and stability, encouraging people to grow into the fullest version of themselves and fostering vibrant communities throughout our region.” I have no doubt that these ASPIRE students will be a part of building exactly those kinds of communities.
For more about the ASPIRE program, visit https://www.windermere.com/blog/college-of-built-environments-launches-aspire-program-starting-summer-2021