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March 1, 2011
Professionals Without Boundaries (PWOB), which undertakes service projects throughout the world, has received a nice write-up in Forbes. In the article, “Doing Good by Doing Good,” T. Scott Gross writes, “PWOB-Seattle University addresses elementary needs at the most basic level. The measurable impact of this program and these projects is already staggering.”
PWOB started in 2007 when a group of SU Facilities Services employees were asked to assist with a project in Nicaragua. Working alongside SU students, Facilities staff re-graded the courtyard of a Jesuit elementary school that was repeatedly flooding. The concept born from this experience was simple: connect students with skilled tradespersons (plumbers, electricians, engineers, etc.) to complete small, but significant projects for people in need. Since then PWOB has undertaken projects in Tacoma, Seattle, Zambia, Belize and Jamaica, significantly improving the daily lives of more than 2,000 people locally and internationally. For more information, visit PWOB.
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