April 7th 2017
Congratulations and WELCOME to Tom Calisterio our new Program Director at Urban BoatWorks. Although, it seems a bit odd to welcome Tom who has been with us since day one. Tommy was one of the founding volunteers from the summer of 2009 who helped us begin the program that brought 5 young men and 5 not so young men together to build three wooden skiffs, Promise, Grace and Faith in a broken, run-down basement of an old church in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden.
Today Tommy leads a program that serves over 120 young people and 15 volunteers building character and life skills through the craft of wooden boatbuilding. The run-down, old church building is now the home of the Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum and the boat shop for Urban BoatWorks. It is more than a joy to now have Tom “on board” as our Program Director. When we reflect on the names of the first three boats that were built, Promise, Grace & Faith they are all virtues I associate with our new Director. Welcome Tom!