Through your ASCE membership, you can contribute your skills to those in need and volunteer with Community Engineering Corps (CECorps).
works collaboratively with communities to design solutions to problems that the community has identified. CECorps only partners with communities that do not have the financial resources to access engineering resources in a traditional manner.
A campaign to build community relationships and advance local infrastructure solutions
The “What’s in My Backyard?” (WIMBY) campaign seeks to equip volunteers with professional
non-technical skills and resources through an educational campaign, which includes six online learning modules. Each episode builds on the previous and includes videos, guided discussion topics and activities, and supporting materials. In-person and remotely facilitated training sessions will be conducted as well. This training enables participants to create awareness of the CECorps program process and successfully identify and carry out local engineering and infrastructure projects. The learning modules are:
This is a great opportunity for Sections/Branches, Institute Chapters, Younger Member Groups, Student Chapters, and individual members to learn more about the CECorps process, gain skills to work successfully with underserved communities, and identify potential local projects.
Concurrent Session at the ASCE Annual Convention in Miami, FL
Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. "What's in My Backyard?" Campaign
*Earn 1.5 PDHs*
Made possible with funding by the United Engineering Foundation.
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."
To help you gain a better sense of how
CECorps works and helps others, please read the following articles:
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). CECorps harnesses the strengths and expertise of thousands of volunteers, from these three premier engineering organizations, by providing pro bono engineering services that address the infrastructure needs of underserved communities in the United States.
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.
Learn to be better equipped to volunteer with CECorps and identify potential local projects.
Check out the
“What’s in My Backyard?” Campaign learning modules!
CECorps is seeking
enthusiastic volunteers to use their skills and expertise to help underserved communities across the United States.