Global brigades is very similar to EWB, with the exception that the community organization and engineering design is planned by paid employees rather than volunteers as is the case with EWB. Student volunteers interested in sustainable development can travel down to Central America to implement simple effective solutions to serious development problems in a multi-disciplinary fashion. SDSU currently offers 4 different disciplines: Medical, Water, Public Health, and Business which work in rural villages in Honduras and Panama. Global Brigades is not about giving hand outs, but empowering the communities to better themselves - just like EWB. To learn more, click here.
Students In Free Enterprise has a chapter at SDSU that is working on a community assistance project on an island off the coast of El Salvador. For more details, click here.
In the Fall of 2010, EWB-SDSU helped to establish a new organization, Humanitarians and Sustainability (HandS). HandS is partnering with the sports MBA program at SDSU to improve communities around MLB facilities in the Dominican Republic. HandS and EWB work together closely to share resources and ideas. Membership in EWB is automatic membership in HandS and vice versa. To learn about HandS and the DR project, click here.