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Pare Culture is something that extends beyond the offices and job responsibilities of our staff to recognizing our potential for meaningful contributions to our community. Our team of 90+ engineers, scientists, and administrators enjoy working together -- so much so that we continually look for opportunities to extend the work week with charitable, educational, and recreational activities.  Pare has several in-house committees and programs that allow us to grow our knowledge base and share experiences across the company. Each is aimed at bettering our projects, our teamwork, and the community at large.


   

Pare’s Sustainability Committee

Pare is committed to staying at the forefront of sustainable design and using best “green” practices.  This committee meets monthly to discuss the latest developments in sustainable design and to plan staff activities to employ these methods into our projects. The Sustainability Committee started Pare’s first company blog – GREENPare – which subsequently became the Pare Blog. You can view archives of the blog's predecessor, the Green Times Newsletter here.


Pare’s Rising Professionals Committee

The Rising Professionals Committee is comprised of some of Pare’s newest employees and individuals in the early stages of their careers to share work and work-life concerns.  The committee provides a forum for sharing ideas regarding career advancement and balancing work-life commitments. In addition to planning company-wide social activities, they host a lunch & learn program--"Enlightened Bite"--that allows senior staff to share their career experiences.

   

   

Pare’s Climate Change Committee

The Climate Change Committee acts as an in-house teaching resource by evaluating and disseminating new climate research, keeping Pare’s staff and clients informed with the most reliable data from this rapidly growing field. The committee provides the framework for climate change resilience and emergency preparedness, which have the potential to significantly impact project design, permitting, and life-cycle costs – particularly for many of our coastal projects.


Extra-Curricular Soccer

Whether initiating a company-wide fitness challenge or fielding company teams for soccer, bowling, softball, basketball and other leagues, the Pare family values teamwork outside the office as much as in it!  To support this value, Pare sponsors a competitive co-ed soccer team throughout the year.

   

   

Professional Development

Professional Development is an important aspect of the Pare culture as a way for staff to gain new expertise and leadership skills.  To that end, Pare employees are active members and encouraged to take active roles in professional organizations.  


Volunteering and Mentoring

Volunteering and mentoring are important to the Pare culture.  Throughout the year employees volunteer as mentors, teachers and judges in a variety of activities, including engineering competitions, career fairs, and classroom presentations to help inspire the next generation of engineers.  Pare has participated in the ACE (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) Mentoring Program to encourage high school students to develop their interests into careers opportunities. 

   

   

Community and Project Connections

Pare consistently searches for opportunities to make the most of each project and its success. Several members of our Massachusetts office participated in a volunteer project to build a KABOOM! playground for Blackstone Valley Prep students and the surrounding neighborhood.  KABOOM! is a national non-profit that describes their mission as “dedicated to saving play for America’s children.”


Community Giving

In 2014 Boys Town New England recognized Pare with the “Spirit of Youth” award for providing gifts to each child living with a Boys Town foster family during the holiday season for 19 years (531 children in total!)  That spirit of giving continues.  It is unanimously considered one of the best times of year at Pare, as our office transforms into Santa’s workshop.

   

   

Lunch and Learn

Continuing education and best practice sharing are important to better serve clients and develop stronger projects.  Because of this a lunchtime educational program provides a way for staff to disseminate information and learn new developments in the industry. 


Engineers Week
 
The celebration of National Engineers Week was started in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers to call attention to the contributions to society that engineers make. In addition to being observed by more than 70 engineering, education, & cultural societies and more than 50 corporations & government agencies, it is celebrated each year at Pare with a special luncheon. 

   

   

Social Activities

Pare employees love to come out for a good time, a good cause, and a good workout. Bowling is a popular activity as a way to give back. Most recently, the Rising Professionals Committee organized a friendly night of bowling to help raise money for Boys Town New England. 


Getting Outdoors!

Many Pare employees feel that physical activity is a vital contributor to work performance. It is also a fun way to bring Pare staff together.  From ski trips to marathons, getting outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty of the region is enjoyed by all!