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Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs

by Libraries Without Borders
Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs
Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs
Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs
Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs
Building a Movement: Support LWB's US Programs

Summary

Over the past year, LWB made enormous strides toward expanding the impact of our programs in the United States. We are proud to announce that our small and noble team has launched 4 programs across ten states, including Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico! Whether it's setting up a new Wash & Learn site, or redesigning the Ideas Box to make it the first solar-powered, hurricane resistant, internet-connected pop-up library in the world, we need all the help we can get to fuel our US operations!

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Challenge

High-need, low-income communities often fall through the cracks & do not receive the support they need to pursue life-changing educational & professional opportunities. Consequently, Libraries Without Borders provides vulnerable people with access to information, education & cultural tools. Specifically, we work to provide at-risk communities with early learning & literacy resources, workforce development tools & media centers equipped with various types of technology.

Solution

Many organizations provide communities in need with educational, digital & social support, yet even with their best efforts, they fail to reach the most vulnerable residents. These high-need, low-income residents may not know resources exist or how to access them. They may face psychological barriers that prevent them from seeking help. Through our innovative outreach approach, we expand & amplify the reach of existing community organizations, bringing their resources to non-traditional spaces.

Long-Term Impact

Our programs provide life-saving information & support to vulnerable people throughout the country. Our unorthodox approach has given us unique opportunities to improve access to education in disaster stricken areas and refugee camps, such as the Bwagiriza camp in Burundi, where our Ideas Box has increased academic performance by 23%. From libraries designed for inner-city laundromats to manufactured home communities, we aim to increase access to educational materials, no matter the location!

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

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Organization Information

Libraries Without Borders

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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Twitter: @BSF_USA
Project Leader:
Katherine Trujillo
Washington, DC United States
$1,050 raised of $2,000 goal
 
13 donations
$950 to go
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