Advanced Thin Films, I-AMP Capstone Provide Furniture for Boulder Bridge House

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November 18, 2021

IDEX’s Accelerating Management Potential (I-AMP), recently partnered with Advanced Thin Films (ATF) to provide new furniture for the Boulder Bridge House Ready to Work (RTW) facility in Colorado.

The I-AMP cohort capstone team, led by Clarissa Bradfield, Dalton Geraldo, Rachel Otte, and Wafa Yakhlif, planned and organized a two-day event to build replacement furniture for RTW, but only needed a day to complete the project.

At the event, 24 employees from ATF helped unpack and prepare more than 40 dressers and nightstands for members of the RTW facility!

“It was amazing to watch ATF employees use teamwork to provide new furniture for BBH. Witnessing the residents fill dressers and nightstands with their belongings and smiles on their faces, was an amazing experience,” said Mary Zsigmond, Inside Sales Supervisor at ATF.

Ready to Work is a “work-first” approach to addressing homelessness. Ready to Work offers 1 year of housing, employment, support for adults experiencing homelessness and is the only holistic model in Colorado focused on addressing homelessness through social enterprise.

Ready to Work operates in 2 communities in Metro Denver. After 7 years in Boulder, Bridge House replicated the model in Aurora, CO, which expands its presence from a capacity of 44 in Boulder to 94 in the region.