Agriculture projects improve farming and production capabilities for communities. Projects include rainwater harvesting, irrigation, runoff control, and hydroculture.
Civil works projects improve basic public infrastructure for communities. Projects include roads, rails, trails, drainage, erosion control.
Energy projects provide consistent, sustainable energy for communities. Projects include solar, alternative energy sources, and energy audits.
Structures projects, such as bridges and buildings, help build stable, strong foundations so communities can safely access healthcare, economic opportunities and education. Projects include structural assessment, roofing, and sustainable methods.
Water & Sanitation
Water supply projects provide or improve the source, storage, distribution and treatment of water for communities. Sanitation projects provide sustainable waste solutions for communities. Projects include capacity buiding, addressing compliance, gray and black water systems, and more.
All Community Engineering Corps projects go through three phases: Pre-CECorps, CECorps, Post-CECorps
Pre-CECorpsUnderserved community identifies a need within CECorps’ areas of expertise: agriculture, civil works, energy, structures, and/or water & sanitation.
Note: CECorps services do not include construction
Engineering or technical expertise is required to solve your community's identified need
Your community lacks resources or the ability to obtain technical services
If the answer to the above questions is yes, complete an application for CECorps services
CECorpsCommunity Engineering Corps provides a framework for our volunteers to work on a solution to the community’s identified needs.
1. CECorps Interviews, Evaluates, and Approves Application
2. CECorps Identifies Volunteer Team
3. Team and Community Collaborate on Work Plan
4. Team Develops a Technical Solution
5. Team Delivers Final Recommended Solution
6. CECorps Monitors and Evaluates
Post-CECorpsThe community implements the engineered solution. With increased technical capacity, the community can use the project team deliverables in a number of ways.
Note: While CECorps does not cover construction activities, volunteers may participate as an “owner’s rep” to ensure construction meets design specifications.
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