MCK is committed to giving back to the community in a variety of ways from bringing awareness to childhood cancer, to sustainability efforts, to volunteer opportunities and mentoring our youth.
MCK has actively hired student interns since 2000 primarily from minority engineering organizations such as National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), Minority Engineering Program (MEP) and other groups. We have relationships with San Francisco State, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine. Many of these individuals have gone on to serve in the highest managerial positions in the City and private industry. MCK has actively participated in job fairs and outreach in the Bayview area since 1992. Brendan McDevitt served as an assistant to the late Alex Pitcher, former chair of the local NAACP Chapter. MCK volunteers in the local middle schools, does outreach in the Bayview schools, to encourage students to attend college and other mentoring efforts.
Mayor London Breed, Carla Thomas Cavalier and Marianna McDevitt
MCK Americas had a great time supporting BMAGIC on August 17, 2019 in their efforts to provide the local community with backpacks and skills for healthy and safe living. Don't just take our word for it - Mayor London Breed was in attendance for the cause and took a moment to pose with our proud MCK-ers. Since 2004, BMAGIC has been offering youth new backpacks filled with essential school supplies to celebrate the beginning of the new school year. This year they were able to give away 2,300 backpacks to the children/ families in the Bayview Hunters Point Community. MCK looks forward to participate in next years event!
Congratulations to MCK's 2018 College Scholarship winner, Alanna Johnson! Alanna is attending San Francisco State University. The $2,500 scholarship is intended to help with tuition, books, supplies, etc. We wish Alanna the best in luck as she pursues her degree in Business Administration.
MCK's 2017 College Scholarship was awarded to Isaiah Bryant in the amount of $2,500.00. The scholarship applicants were students residing in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunter’s Point area. The funds are intended to assist with tuition, books, supplies, or room and board.
MCK donated $500 to the Bayview Association for Youth to support in purchasing laptops for graduating seniors pursing professional training programs and/or a 2 year or 4 year college education. These laptops will be presented to the graduating seniors at the REACH HIGHER, 2nd Annual, African American College Signing Day being held on May 10, 2017 at the Fromm Hall located at the University of San Francisco.
MCK's Community Benefits Liaison, Carla Thomas volunteered at the BMAGIC’s 12th Annual Literacy is Freedom Book Fair on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Bayview Opera House. The Bayview Hunters Point Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) is a network of San Francisco neighborhood-based nonprofit organizations with a vision to create and maintain a deeper unified road-map to social change that advances the educational, health, economic, and juvenile justice of disadvantaged youth and their families in Bayview Hunters Point.
Each year, MCK grants one $2,500.00 College Scholarship to a deserving college applicant residing in San Francisco’s Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood where MCK is headquartered. The funds are intended to assist with tuition, books, supplies, or room and board.
2016 Awarded Scholarship
MCK volunteered and sponsored at the 1st Annual Lyonhearted Kickball Tournament held in Alpine, CA.
The Lyonhearted Foundation gives hope and offers support to families faced with pediatric cancer. Supporting awareness by community involvement, research, and fighting for a cure.
Brendan McDevitt, President of MCK, served as a speaker at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in New Orleans, where he, John Leys of Sherwood Design and Tom Sweet of URS covered the Stormwater Capture & Reuse System at the Orange County Great Park.
Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. Greenbuild brings together industry leaders, experts and frontline professionals dedicated to sustainable building.
MCK volunteered at the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA.
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.
MCK piloted and implemented the Orange County Great Park’s first minority internship program with the University of California Irvine (UCI). Minority Engineering Students were employed by MCK and had a weekly role on the project. UCI featured our program in their national recruitment video.