EWB National Organization

Engineers Without Borders USA is a nation-wide nonprofit organization founded in 2002. The mission of EWB is to build 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.

Since the early projects between Beliz and the University of Colorado Boulder, the organization has grown to over 300 chapters throughout the country,  with almost 16,000 members today. 

All donations are tax deductible, and all project funding goes through the national organization. Engineers Without Borders USA is a a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation created under the laws of the State of Colorado, USA.

 

The OC Professionals Chapter of Engineers Without Borders

 

Who We Are

We are a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in emerging countries worldwide. A collaboration of engineers, researchers, students, and professionals from every walk of life, we work hand-in-hand with developing communities to implement sustainable engineering projects, while fostering responsible leadership.

What We Do

We have ongoing projects in El Salvador, Honduras and Kenya as well as a project here in the local area. For each project we have sent members on assessment trips to understand community needs and gather technical information.  Members then design long‑term sustainable solutions and return to the communities for construction and implementation. To promote sustainability, construction is performed by the local community under our oversight.  We educate the community on operation and maintenance such that all designs remain operative without additional EWB-USA intervention.  

How We're Funded

Projects are funded by corporate and individual donations and local fundraising efforts. Our largest fundraising event is our annual Corporate Cup Challenge, where teams of employees from local companies compete against one another for bragging rights in addition to raising money for our projects.

Organization

We are part of the West Coast Regional section of the Engineers Without Borders USA and there are regional and national meetings that we often attend to network and share ideas with other chapters.  Our chapter works with local student chapters to provide mentors whenever there is a need and a volunteer available to fill that need.  Within our own chapter, we have a leadership team, committee chairs, and a Project Lead for each ongoing projects.

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.

Vision

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

Mail and Email Address

Engineers Without Borders-USA, Orange County Professionals
P. O. Box 18134
Irvine, CA 92623-8134

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