CM Cares Service Learning
CM Cares Spring 2019 Project for Michael
Michael is 26 years old with cerebral palsy and lives at home with his family. He has significant medical needs and is unable to walk, eat, or breathe on his own. He uses an IPAD to communicate and loves the outdoors; he has a great sense of humor and loves life with all its many challenges. This project will include a small home addition to expand his bedroom to accommodate an accessible living space.
Major Project Contributors: Construction Management Student Project Leaders, FCI, Hord Coplan Macht, JVA, Ground Engineering
CM Cares Spring 2019 Panella Family Project
Adam is a single father raising two children, Tyler & Bethany, who are in need of an accessible entrance into their home. Tyler is now 13 and has cerebral palsy and cannot ambulate on his own. This project will include a carport and an accessible deck to the home, allowing Tyler to use his wheelchair to get into his home without being carried.
Major Project Contributors: Construction Management Student Project Leaders, Milender White, Mike O’Reilly
CM Cares Spring 2019 Project for Terry
Terry completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at CSU and has cerebral palsy, requiring him to use a wheelchair since birth. He loves live music, good food, travel, and the outdoors. He currently owns his own home that was built in 1905 and lives independently. This project will complete a previously started accessible home addition, including a bathroom. He has served as the chair for the Fort Collins Commission on Disability for nine years.
Major Project Contributors: Construction Management Student Project Leaders, Swinerton Construction, Elemental Homes, Merit Electric, U.S. Engineering
Student Project Leaders: Matt Burns (Site Supervisor), Saleh Bawareth (Site Supervisor Exterior scope), Leigha Huck (Preconstruction Manager), Youssef Badawi (Project Manager), Terry (project recipient – in front)
CM Cares Application
The CM Cares project application is open from the end of May through August. Applications will be reviewed in the upcoming fall by the CM Cares committee which may include a site visit to the project. Selected projects will begin the design phase in the fall with construction beginning in the spring.
Priority is given to projects that serve children and individuals in need of accessibility modifications as well as non-profit organizations that serve the greater community. Consideration is only given to those who do not have resources or funding to complete the project otherwise.
In most cases project applications must be able to answer yes to the following questions.
- Do you/organization completing this application own the property for the project requested?
- Have you exhausted all means and cannot find construction related assistance anywhere else?
- Are you available to collaborate with student teams during the entire 16 week semester beginning in January thru May?
- Is the project located in Larimer County or within 15 miles of the Colorado State University, Fort Collins campus?