EWB-USA was founded in 2000 as a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life.
EWB-USA was founded by Bernard Amadei, a Professor of Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. EWB-USA is based out of Denver, CO. The organization is comprised of university student chapters and professional chapters as well as services groups supporting international and domestic projects.
EWB-Alaska Professional Chapter (EWB-APC), originally called South Central Alaska Professional Chapter (EWB-SCA), was founded by John Pepe, electrical engineer from Anchorage, Alaska. The alliance with Malawi Children’s Village was formed as a result of community ties to that school through Alaskans, Tom and Ruth Nighswander. Doctor and Mrs. Nighswander participate on the MCV Board of Directors and spend one to two months each year in Malawi administering the MCV clinic. See link to MCV Website for more information: http://malawichildrensvillage.org/what-we-do/