The Community Engineering Corps at Engineers Without Borders New York Professional Chapter was formed to help better the community in NYC. Though EWB is typically focused on global projects, this committee works projects locally to better the city that this chapter calls home.
Our chapter has established a relationship with the Jackson Forest Community Garden in Morrisania, a neighborhood in the Bronx with one of the highest poverty rates in NYC. The community garden provides access to the outdoors and a shared green space, improving the physical and mental health of visitors and participants, and promotes the positive exchange of information, food, and culture in the neighborhood. This community garden serves as a place for neighbors to grow fresh produce, host educational workshops, and organize neighborhood gatherings.
The main scope of work for this partnership is a pathway that will make the garden accessible to elderly and disabled visitors, and improve the event space for social and educational gatherings. Smaller projects include improved lighting and security.
Our regular meetings are the second Monday of the month in person. Contact Mira at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.