Share Your Passion: EWB-USA Regional Conference Call for Presentations

EWB-USA’s fall Regional Conferences are right around the corner and planning is in full swing! In the spirit of learning and collaboration, attendees are encouraged to present on relevant topics at the conferences. These conferences are packed full of learning sessions and are the perfect platform for sharing your area of expertise with other EWB-USA members… Read more »

Meet Our Nicaragua Office Interns, Evan and Julie

Now that our Nicaragua office has been up and running for a full year (read more about that exciting milestone here!), we’re ready to grow the Nica team. We are hosting our first two interns this summer to continue to build off of the work done so far to further EWB-USA’s mission. There’s no shortage… Read more »

Our Guatemala Office is Open!

EWB-USA’s expansion beyond our borders continues! This summer, we established an in-country office in Quetzaltenango, the second largest city in Guatemala. The Guatemala in-country program will build on the lessons learned from our inaugural field office in Nicaragua as well as the work that has been done over the past several years by a group… Read more »

Happy First Anniversary to our Nicaragua Office!

After more than a decade of fieldwork, and following best practices of peer organizations, in June 2015 EWB-USA identified an important and strategic opportunity to pilot an in-country field office in Nicaragua. Our International Community Programs Manager, Gretchen Smithwick, relocated from our headquarters office in Denver, Colorado, to Managua, Nicaragua. Her goal: progress an idea… Read more »

Act Global, Think Local: EWB-USA’s Global Classroom takes Learning to Costa Rica

For participants of EWB-USA’s Global Classroom, the confines of a traditional classroom were thrown out the window as they embarked on their journey to Guácimo, Costa Rica. For two weeks in May 2016, this group of 13 dedicated and passionate students called Costa Rica’s sustainable EARTH University home as they dove into understanding the food,… Read more »

Meet Our Domestic Program Coordinator, Lauren Butner

EWB-USA’s Domestic Program Coordinator, Lauren Butner, enjoys hanging out at Denver coffee shops and sharing her love of New Orleans with others. In the office, she focuses her energy on building bridges between U.S. communities, EWB-USA volunteers and partner organizations.  How did you first learn about and get involved with EWB-USA? I was searching for organizations within… Read more »

Building Local Capacity: EWB-USA’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake

On April 16, 2016, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, leaving widespread damage in its wake. The effects extended far beyond the epicenter, a sparsely populated region 110 miles from the capital of Quito, claiming hundreds of lives and damaging countless structures beyond repair. The people of Ecuador are now faced with the overwhelming task… Read more »

Recruit and Apply: Introducing the Volunteer Opportunities Board

The EWB-USA Volunteer Opportunities Board launched in spring 2016 and is revolutionizing how prospective and current members discover ways to get involved in EWB-USA. This board is the new go-to resource for anyone wanting to find an EWB-USA volunteer opportunity or looking for a member with specific skills to fulfill an EWB-USA program need. A… Read more »