YMCA ReBuild announces new partnership with ENGIE Australia & New Zealand

YMCA ReBuild is excited to announce a new partnership with ENGIE, an energy and services company that is committed to providing innovative energy and technology solutions.

As a part of ENGIE’s ongoing commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people throughout their business and in this case via their social procurement programme, the organisation selected YMCA ReBuild to undertake facility maintenance services at their head office in Melbourne, as well as at their office located in Hallam. 

Damien Carmody, YMCA ReBuild Manager, is excited about the partnership, which will see YMCA ReBuild as one of ENGIE’s primary facility and maintenance service providers. 

As a social enterprise that trains and employs young people, it’s critical that we secure work for our employees so they can maintain a steady income and routine. Through this partnership, we hope to expand and grow our business with all of the profits going back towards training and employing more young people Damien, YMCA ReBuild Manager


For young people who are participants of or are employed by YMCA ReBuild, recidivism drops from 50% to under 5%. This has saved $2.4 million in avoided incarcerations since 2018, showing that YMCA ReBuild not only affects the lives of its participants, but the entire community.

Joseph DeGrazia, Head of Procurement, at ENGIE, looks forward to strengthening the partnership over the course of 2020 and beyond for ENGIE’s needs and also facilitating this relationship to ENGIE’s clients requiring the type of services YMCA ReBuild can provide. 

We are thrilled to be working with YMCA ReBuild. Not only do they deliver high-quality work, but they directly support disadvantaged young people by providing mentoring, training and ultimately employment. This is a cause everyone can get behind Joseph DeGrazia, Head of Procurement, ENGIE


Shannon Hyde, CEO of Simply Energy (owned by ENGIE) and sponsor of ENGIE’s diversity and inclusion aim of supporting disadvantaged youth, is excited by the new partnership. 

“At ENGIE, we are committed to conducting business sustainably and responsibly, as well as making meaningful and long-lasting contributions to the community. We’re very pleased that our relationship with YMCA ReBuild will provide opportunities for more young people to gain practical experience in the workplace, as workplace experience is key in overcoming disadvantage.”

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