Pink Hard Hats Project


The Pink Hard Hats program is a component of Polished Pebbles’ Real Skills, Real Jobs initiative that was developed to address the workforce readiness needs of Chicago’s African American and Latina girls and the existing barriers to girls and women of color. We partner with construction and engineering companies, industry groups, Chicago Women in Trades, unions, and large corporations such as Amazon, Union Pacific, ComEd, and Clayco to turn our girls’ dreams into careers and create a school-to-career pipeline of young women of color for our partners.


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Volunteers are a valuable resource to support the girls we serve. Whether you are seeking to mentor a girl, get involved in an upcoming event or even a company interested in visiting our school sites.