Community Outreach

    PMIMSL springs forward to transform lives by giving back to our community!

    Thank you and Congratulations to Ellen Hickman, PMP and Shaun Simms, PMP of PMIMSL, who shared their project management leadership and competencies to assist with the planning and opening of Paraquad’s Bloom Café  ( 

    Bloom Café is positioned to help individuals with disabilities receive formal training in culinary skills, a paid internship to gain work experience, and job placement services.

    PMIMSL PMPs, collaborated with local leaders and a team from Higher Focus Consulting & Management along this journey from vision to opening day! The Bloom Cafe opened to the public for business, on March 21, 2018.

    Shaun Simms, PMP  reflects  on the collaborative; “PMI Metro St. Louis has worked to create wonderful partnerships with impactful organizations, like Paraquad. Collaborating to open the Bloom Cafe was such an emotional project, because I was able to see firsthand some of the lives this place will change.”

    Through collaborative partnerships such as this, our PMIMSL Chapter, is continuing Community Outreach efforts to advance the profession of project management by creating a culture and community to facilitate professional development and volunteerism.

    To get involved in opportunities like this, please contact VP Outreach (