The EWB-DC Blog

Find out about our latest trips, new projects, and upcoming events.

Santa Clara Team: Another Successful Trip!

Santa Clara Team: Another Successful Trip!

EWB-DC is successful because of the support of volunteers and donors like you. Click here to donate and support the communities we work with!   Another successful trip in the books! In early September, EWB-DC returned to El Salvador to complete community partnership tasks in Santa Clara. Greeted with open arms, first-time travelers Mike Ford, Nikki Franzese, Eliana Rios and…
 
Build the Future this #GivingTuesday (and all week)!

Build the Future this #GivingTuesday (and all week)!

The days following Thanksgiving are bustling as people start to gear-up for the holiday season! Immediately after Thanksgiving we’re hit with Black Friday, Shop-local Saturday, and then Cyber Monday. So what happens on Tuesday? On Tuesday the world comes together for #GivingTuesday. Now in it’s 6th year, #GivingTuesday activates a global community of individuals to drive progress in their local…
 
Meet the El Salvador Travel Team!

Meet the El Salvador Travel Team!

On September 1st, four El Salvador team members head back to the Santa Clara Community to hand over management of the water system by getting the community members, water committee, and the EWB-DC team together to formally approve the hand off. EWB-DC has partnered with the community on this project since 2006, and the system has been operational since 2012.…
 
Panama Program Kicks Off Construction!

Panama Program Kicks Off Construction!

It has been a busy summer for the Panama Program – after several years of partnering with the community of Hato Rincón we’ve kicked off construction on a library and computer center! The community of Hato Rincón is located in the southern part of the Ngobe-Bugle (one of the most historically marginalized groups in Panama) territory and is home to…
 
Santa Clara Team Update: What’s Next for our Completed System?

Santa Clara Team Update: What’s Next for our Completed System?

This is an exciting time for the Santa Clara project! The team has been busy planning for a Fall 2017 trip to the Santa Clara community to complete monitoring and evaluation on the fully implemented water system (completed in 2012), which is fully operational thanks to a successful partnership with the community. The Santa Clara water committee is operating the…
 
Get Your Tickets for EWB-DC’s 3rd Annual Gala: March 24th, 2017

Get Your Tickets for EWB-DC’s 3rd Annual Gala: March 24th, 2017

On Friday, March 24th, the chapter will hold its Third Annual Spring Gala. The 21 and over, semi-formal event will be held at the beautiful Josephine Butler Parks Center in Washington, DC from 8pm- 12 am. The event will include an open bar with beer and wine, dancing, and a silent auction. This is our largest fundraiser of the year.…