Building Women, Not Just Houses
Founded in 1991, Women Build is a program that brings women from all walks of life together to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide – including those in our own communities.
Women Build empowers women: encourages them to try something new, provides hands-on building opportunities, and teaches them how the skills they learn on site can be used at home and to help change the community.
It is not about excluding men, but including women. Any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly, and no experience is necessary. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, Women Build is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community we share.
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Women Build 2019
In 2019 Women Build week is moving to March, to align with International Women’s Day. The new season of Women Build will also augment construction experiences with the addition of Women’s Empowerment Workshops, which will address topics ranging from home maintenance basics to career mentorship and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Our annual Paint-n-Sip fundraiser will seed a new fund for women’s empowerment activities.