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    Contribute Your Skills To Those in Need

    In February 2014 ASCE launched the Community Engineering Corps (CECorps), an exciting alliance with Engineers Without Borders USA and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).  The CECorps harnesses the expertise of thousands of volunteers by providing pro bono engineering services that address the infrastructure needs of underserved communities in the United States. 

    The CECorps works collaboratively with communities to design solutions to problems that the community has identified. The CECorps only partners with communities that do not have the financial resources to access engineering resources in a traditional manner.  

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Lend your technical expertise to communities – review community project applications or provide technical review of project plans
    • Form or join a project team through your ASCE Section, Branch or Institute Chapter – work with underserved communities on improvement projects.  
    • Mentor student groups – guide university-based student chapters in the technical aspects of their community projects.
    The Spirit Lake community has many needs, and few resources available to meet those needs. By partnering with the Community Engineering Corps, we now have the knowledge and resources to make our dreams a reality."
    Frank Black Cloud Spirit Lake community

    Free Webinar

    Offer your skills to assist in disaster response and recovery; learn how in free webinar

    Date: Monday, June 11, 2018 | 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
    Register for webinar

    Your engineering abilities can make all the difference in helping impoverished areas in the United States and abroad recover from devastating disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes. Engineers Without Borders USA, an ASCE partner, is increasing its role in disaster response. Learn how to get involved in a free webinar coming Monday, June 11, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The webinar will include an overview of Engineering Service Corps (international) and Community Engineering Corps (domestic) programs' roles in disaster response and recovery.

    Community Engineering Corps brings underserved communities and volunteer engineers together to advance local infrastructure solutions.


    To help you gain a better sense of how CECorps works and helps others, please read the following articles:


    Community Engineering Corps brings underserved communities and volunteer engineers together to advance local infrastructure solutions.


    All communities in the United States have the infrastructure they need to thrive. 


    Community Engineering Corps is an alliance between ASCE, AWWA, and EWB-USA. The alliance combines the strengths of three premier engineering organizations to provide technical expertise to underserved communities in the U.S. 

    Learn More

    Visit Community Engineering Corps Resources to view an “Introduction to CECorps” Webinar (under the “About Community Engineering Corps” heading) and resources for project teams. Many common questions can be answered by visiting the resources page.


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