SPECTRA ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH IN THE COMMUNITY
Leadership in the community
Leadership in the community is an unending pursuit for Spectra Engineering and Research. Peter Okonkwo, the president and CEO is a proud graduate of the 22nd Class of Leadership Tallahassee, a program of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. He is also an alumnus of the City of Tallahassee’s Citizen Neighborhood Leadership Academy.
Spectra Engineering and Research has consistently supported the communities in which we live and work. The corporation has maintained ongoing financial assistance to community, economic and social support programs. Spectra is an active member the Capital City Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, the Southside Rotary Club and various neighborhood and civic organizations.
In addition to those organizations, Spectra is proud to support fund raising efforts throughout the year for numerous charitable, educational and community programs with both in-kind and monetary assistance.
Hurricane Katrina Relief
When the students at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) began raising money to support students and their families who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Spectra Engineering stood ready to aid those efforts with a financial contribution.
Currently the firm is working with other local contractors to provide pro bono engineering and environmental services including services for asbestos survey, assessment and abatement for the renovation of campus housing for displaced Louisianan university students now attending FAMU. These renovations to Polkinghorn Village Apartments will provide a welcoming home-like environment to these Hurricane Katrina displaced students when work is completed.
Citizens for Student Academic Improvement Foundation
Citizens for Student Academic Improvement was founded in 1993. Since that time the organization has provided mentoring and monetary awards for achievement excellence to secondary school students. Citizens for Youth Academic Improvement (CYAI) is a non-profit organization founded by the President and CEO of Spectra Engineering and Research, Mr. Peter Okonkwo. Recently the foundation began working with the Gadsden County School District to introduce the program for the first time to that community. The organization provides mentoring, motivational activities and awards to help students excel in math and science studies. Students, parents, teachers and administrators have praised the work of CYAI in helping to improve the science and math performance of targeted youngsters.