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  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 26, 2012
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Online goodness activators Goodnet announced today their Top 7 Skilled Volunteer organizations and Architecture for Humanity landed at number four!

We couldn't be more grateful to all the people who have made our volunteer program such a success, not the least of whom being Tomika Anderson, who joined us late last year as Volunteer Coordinator and has subsequently vaulted our program into the stratosphere. (No thanks, Energy Drink, we won't be needing your weather balloon.)

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 25, 2012
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At long last.... We are eager to share with you that the classroom building of phase 1 of Ecole Baptiste Bon Berger, Pele, Haiti is substantially complete. The school site is located in Simon Pele, on the outskirts Citi Soleil in Haiti, which has bad reputation for violence and high concentration of underpriviledged children. This project location was a challlenge however, we've defeated the odds. (see below)

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 24, 2012
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Headquarters has recently devised and established a new tracking tool for the six Football for Hope centres now in construction in Botswana, Tanzania, Cameroon, and South Africa (2), and Mozambique. The device is analog, occupying a field with metered imaging–we're stoked to use tech lingo (or our closest approximation) from the heart of San Francisco. Some HQ members are calling the device a "race track," but a more precise name would be "progress wall." For Humanity.

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Oct 19, 2012
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Yesterday, promptly at 10:18 our office manager drilled us on emergency procedure for earthquakes, as part of nationwide Great Shakeout. The office was prepared–in part due to Jason's reminder orientation of emergency kits, routes and off-site meeting area. The procedure's changed since the last time we ran it six months ago–in part because our previous meet-up parking lot is now a condo construction site. Hey, in SOMA, you have to be prepared for everything.

Our Shakeout drill was planned by our Resiliency and Recovery Studio. We're thrilled that this drill dovetails so easily with the grant work being done via ArchitectsRebuild.org, and hope to get similar updates soon from the Grantees. Photos after the break.

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