City Life is the nonprofit arm of City Life Community Builders. The for-profit company has restored hundreds of vacant and boarded city row homes and built new town home developments in these neighborhoods, while working as change agents within these communities to address the many issues. The non-for-profit entity offers programs that provide a source of training, guidance, resources and employment, for individuals as well as new or developing businesses that will lead to careers with family-supporting wages and long-term economic stability.
Joel Chazen, Managing Partner at Hertzbach is on the Board of Directors at City Life Community Builders in addition to serving as Treasurer. Recently, Joel attended the first Construction Training Graduation Program where six graduates were honored for their completion of the program. During the Construction Training Program, the graduates were able to learn everything from financing and banking, to electricity processes and the basics of building a home from the ground up. When asked about the program, Joel said “Through teaching these construction industry skills, City Life Community Builders is helping to give these young people a way to support themselves and their families. I am honored to be a part of this organization.”