Paving the Way for the Next Generation: A Conversation with an EWB-USA Mentor

EWB-USA’s passionate volunteers are the heartbeat of the organization. Our volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise in pursuit of EWB-USA’s vision of a world where every community has the capacity to sustainably meet their basic human needs. The volunteers that serve as student chapter mentors have the unique opportunity to guide the next generation… Read more »

Farmer-to-Farmer Program: Engineers Boost the Longevity of Kosovo’s Agribusiness

In the summer of 2016, EWB-USA launched a new partnership with USAID in support of our Farmer-to-Farmer: Improving the Sustainability of Kosovo Agriculture program. This one-year program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in… Read more »

Repairing Hand Pumps to Restore Water to Drought-Stricken Villages in Ethiopia

Engineers Without Borders USA’s Engineering Service Corps began work in drought-stricken Ethiopia in June, and since that time has assessed 51 wells, 35 of which have been repaired. These improvements brought water to more than 100,000 people. Learn more below about EWB-USA’s December trip to  Ethiopia to continue this life-saving work. After volunteering for two… Read more »

Recognizing the Hearts and Minds of EWB-USA’s Volunteers

The Heart Behind the Mission: True Value Volunteer Awards As we head into 2017, we are so thankful for our thousands of outstanding volunteers and their dedication to the vision and mission of EWB-USA. Because of their efforts, more than half a million people in communities across the globe have been impacted by the work… Read more »

Growing Our Commitment to Community-Driven Work at the Clinton Global Initiative University Meeting

By Ashley Templeton Rivas In March, I had the good fortune to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting on behalf of EWB-USA Headquarters. Students, youth organizations and subject matter experts gathered to develop solutions for pressing global challenges. Collaborating with others who have similar goals provided a wonderful opportunity for me to… Read more »

Things worth doing aren’t always easy things to do

Reflections on a premier project in Kenya Students are not only the future of Engineers Without Borders USA, but also humanitarian engineering worldwide. Our university chapters take on some very influential projects, like the EWB-USA Arizona State University Chapter’s project in Kenya. Along with the other Premier Project Award winners, the EWB-USA ASU chapter set… Read more »

Practicing Perseverance and Sustainability in El Salvador

When we look back on our year, one of the highlights is always our premier award winners. Our Premier Project Awards recognize excellence in EWB-USA projects and highlight those that deliver high quality, sustainable solutions to help meet the basic needs of partnering communities abroad. While many projects are deserving of this award, only a few are chosen… Read more »

More Than Just a Fly on the Wall

“And now we’ll let Vivas tell you about the experiences that students have in our organization,” said Cathy Leslie, Engineers Without Borders USA’s Executive Director. All of the heads in the boardroom turned towards me as I began to speak passionately about my time as a project leader on an EWB-USA project in Nicaragua, and… Read more »