Over the summer I was lucky enough to have an internship with the Seattle based non-profit, Construction for Change. I think very highly of this organization, and thought it would be a good idea to give an overview of what they do.
CfC was established in 2007, so it is a fairly new organization. It was founded by three construction management students who attended the University of Washington. After spending time abroad, they were inspired to help those in developing countries, and that is when they started CfC.
CfC’s mission is to empower developing countries through building facilities that promote access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunity. One of the most unique and important aspect of CfC is how they train and employ the locals when building infrastructures. They also make sure to use native materials, which support the economy. The results are high quality structures that help to break the cycle of poverty.
CfC does a lot of it’s fundraising through simple donations, the Brick Club (where people sign up and pay a monthly donation), events, as well as selling merchandise and photography (might I add that the photography taken abroad is breathtaking).
CfC is continuing to grow each year, and I see a very bright future for them. They are an amazing organization trying to help those in need, and break the cycle of poverty. I am excited to see what the future brings for them!