2010 - Present: Through The Years

2008-2011 Social Development Commission - Members of the chapter partnered with SDC to support homeless families living in the agency’s Transitional Housing Units. Along with providing moral support, our members provided clothing and food for residents and hosted a Poster Art Contest, Breakfast with Santa and established a library at the facility to help empower residents.


2010 Cream City’s 20th Anniversary Celebration


2010-2011 Oliver Wendell Holmes School Adoption (STY, Arts) - Members met with the students weekly over the course of the school year.  Assistance was provided in the areas of reading, math and art.   The students reading scores and math scores were significantly improved as a result of our engagement.   The students art project consisted of making of a quilt that is now on display at the school campus.  


2012 Red Sunday – Members of the chapter did their part to promote the “Go Red for Women” campaign, which included Red Sunday in community churches in collaboration with American Red Cross. During the event, members wore red from head to toe in an effort to draw attention to heart disease, America's No. 1 killer.


2012 “Expanding the Global Platform – Our Links to Africa” - Members of the International Trends and Services Facet in partnership with the Pan-African Community Association offered tutoring services to African refugees and migrants in an effort to assist them in obtaining their GED. 


2012 Bridge-Building Project in the Cameroon - Members of the International Trends and Services Facet wrote a successful grant to Engineers Without Borders to have a bridge built in the Cameroon, as part of its
 Expanding the Global Platform – Our Links to Africa” strategic plan. Through its collaboration with the Pan-African Community Association, ITS members adopted the Soppo Likoko Village in the Cameroon. The most critical need of those living in the village was their lack of access to a nearby health facility. They were cut off due to an expansive river. The grant opened up the project to EWB chapters throughout the nation. 


2013 International Trends & Services Partnership with the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Urbana - Members of the
International Trends and Services Facet began work with Engineers Without Borders Chapter at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Urbana, which adopted the bridge-building project. Several international conference calls have been held between ITS members, engineers, Soppo Likoko Villagers and other stakeholders in the project. The project is going according to plan.  


2013 Elms School of the Arts Adoption (STY, Arts) - Chapter members met at the school to assist with tutoring and classroom assistance. Civic Awards were presented at the end of the school year to a high-achieving student from each grade level.