Electrician On Call Launches The Rashid-Jones Foundation Focusing on Education
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
(1/10/2021 - Dallas,Texas)
Electrician On Call Launches Jones Foundation Focusing on Community Enrichment & Education
Award-winning, family-owned & Veteran led electrical, heating, cooling & indoor air quality company Electrician On Call launched The Rashid-Jones Foundation focusing on community enrichment and education. The foundation's commitment strengthens Electrician On Call's mission to help #NorthTexas communities by offering #scholarship opportunities, internships, #workforce support & #STEM workshops for the Dallas - Ft. Worth metroplex area.
The Jones Foundation areas of focus are:
SPARKS360, a STEAM workshop helping students K-12 explore the hidden careers in construction, life-saving & safety scenarios, and an interactive experience to learning more about skilled trades.
Jones Legacy Scholarship awarding $1,500 annually to students wanting to further their education through an electrical trade school program
LadyPro Scholarship for under-resourced women awarding up to $500 to help offset education or living expenses. Eligible candidates must be entering into the construction or skilled trades industry
Veteran, Military Family & Active Military Scholarship for under-resourced Veteran families awarding up to $500 to help offset education or living expenses.
Community Grants awarding $50,000 to local area non-profits & community groups
"Creating a foundation was something my wife and I have always dreamed about. When we first started Electrician On Call, we listed everything we wanted our company to stand for, and throughout the years we have never lost sight of helping the community while offering the best service possible in the area." said David Jones, President and Master Tech at Electrician On Call.
David, a Navy Veteran cites his service in the military and Southern values as the driving force behind why the efforts to launch The Rashid-Jones Foundation were so important to him. With a shared value system with his wife to put others first, David never lost sight that helping families was a responsibility that the Jones family was committed to.
"What people don't know is that it took 21 years for Dave & I to see this vision turn into reality, and we're so blessed to work alongside our very own children to create productive, positive outlets for the community we live in, service and support!", said Irum Jones, avid community volunteer and Co-Founder of Electrician On Call.
Irum has led community engagement efforts for over two decades ranging from non-profit leadership, community event planning, and non-profit engagement globally. Leveraging her experience as a first-generation American and former foster child, she believes to her core that initiatives like the ones supported by The Rashid-Jones Foundation are life-changing. From spearheading LadyPros; a global movement to support, celebrate & accelerate women in construction to creating fun, informative workshops that provide students a blueprint for a successful career in construction, Irum continues to be hands-on with the community.
"I'm excited to be a part of the foundation alongside my brother Lennox. This is a moment that we have all dreamed about and planned for so long, which made it easy for us to decide the areas of focus for the foundation! As a family, we've always been hands-on volunteering in the community, hearing and seeing the needs of the community and also helping in the planning efforts to make communities better. I love the example that my dad and mom have demonstrated for us which is small business owners can make a difference! I plan to carry on this legacy too!" said Zara Jones.
Zara is a full-time student at Dallas Baptist University majoring in Entrepreneurship. She is a 6x published author, technologist and blogger. She's earned the Presidential Volunteer in Service Award from the White House and is a Lifetime Girl Scout that earned her Gold Award for creating a virtual Black History Museum. Her quality time with family has always been centered around community enrichment and community empowerment.
"I'm really happy to help and test the activities the team puts together. My parents have always encouraged me to be a part of Electrician On Call, by speaking up, asking questions and being involved. I learned at a very young age that being a successful business owner means you also give back to the community and that's exactly what I get to do with my family while having fun!" exclaimed Lennox Jones.
Lennox helps to build, test and create fun interactive activities for students that participate in the SPARKS360 workshops. He also participates as a helper for food and toy drives.
The Rashid-Jones Foundation's promise to our growing #DFW community is that they will continue their heartwork of service & support for generations to come!