Foundation Twentyone
The Jonathan C. Christopher Memorial Foundation

FRIENDSHIP = Trust     Responsibility     Commitment     Understanding     Respect     Integrity

Welcome to Our News Page!

…announcements, event updates, and general information on the progress of our Building Trades Trailer program.

                   See our San Marin HS 2020 Friendship Scholarship recipient –   Rachel Lobl                                            Please contact us if you would also like to be recognized here!


October in Santa Rosa

…showing the Ironworkers Union Apprenticeship Introduction video at the Santa Rosa TIP class October 31st.                        NOTE: the Ironworkers Apprenticeship video provided courtesy of Jason Lindsey IW Local 378.

October in Novato

Foundation Twenty One participates in the NOVA-Marin Oaks High School Trades Fair event held October 23rd in the Hill Gym. This yearly event is hosted by Francine Cunnie–College and Career Specialist and Bridges Coordinator at Hill Education Center in Novato. We showcased various Pre-Apprenticeship courses offered through College of Marin, Santa Rosa JC, and training programs such as TIP (Trades Introduction Program) in the North Bay, and CTWI (Construction Trades Workforce Initiative) in the East Bay. TIP and CTWI present MCE (Multi-Craft Core Curriculum) to promote basic proficiency in the trades to prepare people for on-the-job training in the actual Apprenticeship programs as listed on the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council website–24 trades in all!

…prepping for the NOVA-Marin Oaks High School Trades Fair

September at Marin Country Club

Our ANNUAL DINNER Fundraiser on Saturday September 14th was a grand success thanks to all who attended and especially those who gave generously towards the $7,500 matching grant we’ve been offered by the Nancy P. and Richard K. Robbins Family Foundation. Looks like we matched it! And…

Our Friendship Scholarship awardee from San Marin High spoke words of thanks at the dinner–taking time off from his work in the Marin Country Club kitchen that night!

August at IVC

TIP (Trades Introduction Program) event at Indian Valley College. Foundation Twenty One shows a NEIEP (National Elevator Industry Educational Program) video showcasing their Apprenticeship Program

July 27th Friendship Day at Hoog Park

We invited youngsters to learn how to build a wooden tool tote. Look who showed up…and listened!

July 4th Parade in downtown Novato

Little Leagers get ready to help us with our “float”–handing out treats to the crowd.


The IUEC annual golf fundraising tournament at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo CA


Some of the Friendship Scholarship Awards given at San Marin, Novato, Marin Oaks High Schools, and NOVA

Sunday, April 7

RAINED OUT!! Baseball Day at IVC fields for North (NLLN) and South (NSLL) Little League parents

Friday, March 1

Foundation Twenty One exhibits to high school students in Benicia on the campus of the “University of Iron”–Iron Workers Union Local 378 training facility, thanks to the amazing organizing efforts of Holly Brown, Coordinator, Operating Engineers Training Center

February 5

Foundation Twenty One will be participating in classes held by the North Bay Construction Corps (NBCC) at their Terra Linda High School classroom. Click the link below to read the article MBA posted about our work on their website recently…

GREAT NEWS from 2018…

December 19

Our Building Trades Trailer at IUEC Local 8 headquarters (Elevator Constructors) in San Francisco. Thank you for your generous donation that is helping us to complete the outfitting of the trailer.

December 3rd

We join a strategy meeting at the Marin Builders Association to introduce ourselves and offer our participation in upcoming training classes planned for seniors at Marin high schools.

September 8th

We did it! Unveiled our new Building Trades Trailer at this year’s Annual Dinner, attended by 170 people no less.

Foundation Twenty One is currently in discussion with counselors at NOVA, Marin Oaks, and San Marin high schools to schedule on-campus visits with the trailer…exhibiting tools of the various building trades on one side, and showing information on apprenticeship programs and building systems/methods on the other. If you are tradesman looking to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact us.

photos courtesy of Jacob Bourne, reporter for ORGANIZED LABOR



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