Building Strong Foundations: EWB-USA’s 2014 Annual Report

We’re excited to share last year’s many accomplishments with you in our 2014 Annual Report! The annual report highlights the stories of our communities, projects and leaders that engineered change. It also offers our volunteers and supporters an easy-to-decipher overview of our financial health. We greatly value transparency in our operations, and invite you to read… Read more »

Envision 2020: EWB-USA’s New Strategic Plan

Over the past five years, we have witnessed remarkable declines in global poverty statistics. The percentage of the world living on less than $1.25 per day declined by nearly 5%. By 2020, the World Bank estimates that only 9% of the world’s population will live in extreme poverty. Engineers Without Borders USA is proud to… Read more »

Engineering Change in a Global Health Crisis

In 2014, the world’s largest Ebola outbreak spread rampantly across the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Since the outbreak began, 27,600 cases of Ebola have been reported with more than 11,000 fatalities. The highest concentration of cases were reported in Sierra Leone. Hospitals in the country’s capital of Freetown lacked the… Read more »

Recovering from Rubble: EWB-USA Responds to the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, the world’s attention turned toward Nepal. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country, with the epicenter in Lamjung District, northwest of Kathmandu. Devastatingly, more than 8,000 lives were lost. Schools crumbled. Homes were destroyed. The country needed help. Fortunately, aid agencies around the world jumped to respond to the immediate… Read more »

Monitoring for a Fruitful Project

The international community named 2015 the International Year of Evaluation. Throughout this year, Engineers Without Borders USA is highlighting the four major parts of our efforts to promote project evaluation: planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Today, EWB-USA’s Impact Analysis Director, Tiffany Martindale, highlights the importance of monitoring.   Back in the dead of winter, I planned this summer’s… Read more »

Celebrating One Year of Accomplishments with Community Engineering Corps

A little over one year ago, Engineers Without Borders USA launched the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps) with ASCE and AWWA to partner with underserved communities here in the United States. In the past year, the three alliance organizations have worked hard to get the initiative up and running by soliciting projects from partner communities, matching enthusiastic project… Read more »

Strong Projects Start with Strong Leaders

By Elizabeth Clark In my role as a Chapter Relations Manager at EWB-USA, I have the pleasure of interacting with chapter officers on a daily basis. Needless to say, a lot of work happens behind the scenes to make sure that schools are built, wells are dug, and sanitation facilities are improved in our partner… Read more »