Palmisano’s charitable initiatives and community partnerships are the heart and soul of our work – it’s what makes us excited to get up in the morning and why we go home feeling fulfilled.
Our vision for a better, healthier world drives who we partner with, and how we get things done. Over the years, we’ve built classrooms, helped disadvantaged New Orleans residents develop lucrative job skills, and continuously take on pro-bono projects that add real, quantifiable value.
We’re proud to build great things and to make the world a better place.
Palmisano Contractors forged a partnership with PlayBuild NOLA, a local educational non-profit based in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood. This area of the city is adjacent to our Warehouse District office, so finding a way to be active in our immediate work community was a priority. PlayBuild’s mission is to transform under-utilized urban spaces into exciting kid-friendly environments for play and learning. Their goal is to engage under-served youth through creativity and active learning and to stimulate curiosity, enthusiasm, and an interest in exploring careers across a wide spectrum of design disciplines.
With assistance from a network of consultants, subcontractors, and suppliers we led the effort to build a new permanent outdoor classroom. The addition of a restroom and utility room brings needed amenities to the site. We are excited to be a part of this forward-thinking approach to revitalizing vacant inner city land.
The kids at the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter now have a safe and secure place to play. Founders of the Shelter, Dan and Jackie Silverman, worked in collaboration with Palmisano and St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church to create Jonathan’s Play Yard, a sports court for basketball, hopscotch and four square, with a separate riding path for tricycles.
The New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter is the largest shelter for homeless women and children in New Orleans, with a mission to transition homeless families to sustainable and independent living. Since its inception in 2007, the Shelter has helped more than 1,200 homeless women and children transition from living on the street to safe, affordable housing. An average of 88 percent of the families served by the New Orleans Women & Children’s Shelter transition to independence and stability. The Shelter continues to stay filled to capacity and at any given time, two-thirds of the residents are children. Recognizing the needs of every child, the Shelter has implemented a comprehensive children’s case management program and after-school education and enrichment program.