Building a Better World

In the world’s toughest places, Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA) is partnering with communities to meet their basic human needs. We’re building footbridges to provide pathways to opportunities. We’re installing solar panels to bring light where it is dark. We’re digging for water so hope can spring from the ground. Each project builds the foundation for a community to thrive for years to come. Learn more about our approach to development >>

But it takes more than materials to build a strong foundation.

EWB-USA’s 16,800 members are the heartbeat of our organization. These members volunteer their time, their energy and their expertise in pursuit of our vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. Become an EWB-USA member >>

Our Mission

Engineers Without Borders USA builds a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs and equip leaders to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

Our Vision

EWB-USA’s vision is a world in which every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs.

Learn more about EWB-USA in our strategic plan and by-laws:

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Maasai elders compare bacteria slides from contaminated surface water and clean well water. Photo courtesy of Jessica Censotti, My Chosen Vessels, NGO Partner