Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. supports West Town Bikes’ youth-focused mission

February 22, 2017

From L to R: Kevin Hamilton (Territory Account Manager, Nutanix), Charlie Altenbach (Chief Information Officer, Chuhak & Tecson), Bill Bauling (Sales Engineer, Nutanix) and Sheldon DeWees (End User Education and Support Specialist, Chuhak & Tecson)

Nearly 50 attorneys of Chuhak & Tecson assembled 18 bicycles that were donated to West Town Bikes, a non-profit youth bicycle learning center. Its mission is to use bicycles as a tool to help build community through learning workshops, bike-mechanic training, youth programs and special events that foster workforce development and community leadership. Boys and girls from elementary grade to high school go to the bike shop after school on Mondays and Fridays.

“When you work for something and earn something, you appreciate it more,” said Lebster Pabon, West Town Bikes’ youth program instructor. “Participating in Bike Club and becoming familiar with the tools and parts leads up to apprenticeships – and from apprenticeships, internships.”

Chuhak & Tecson continues to prioritize community service for organizations like West Town Bikes in order to promote character development, job training and health.

Nutanix, a software vendor for the firm, donated $500 to West Town Bikes on behalf of Chuhak & Tecson. A check was presented to Alex Wilson, executive director at West Town Bikes.

In addition to 18 bicycles and the $500 donation, Chuhak & Tecson wanted to take it a step further. For President’s Day, the firm hosted Jeans Day. Employees of Chuhak & Tecson showcased their jeans around the office if they made a donation to West Town Bikes, adding $500 to the amount donated. In total, Chuhak & Tecson raised $2,100.

“Chuhak & Tecson is excited to be supporting the great work that West Town Bikes does in promoting the employment, education and health of the youth of our community,” said Andrew P. Tecson, the firm’s president.

Chuhak & Tecson celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with an educational focus, aligning with West Town Bikes’ mission to build a stronger community through learning workshops. The firm continues to seek new opportunities to increase community outreach by aiding local organizations that help under-resourced neighborhoods.