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Crossing the bridge: B2P’s University Program to be acquired by Engineers in Action

The B2P University Program, a student-led, club-based chapter program at colleges and universities spanning the US and the UK, has been an integral part of all that the organization has accomplished in our seventeen-year history. Avery Bang, current CEO but then student at the University of Iowa, spearheaded the first university team, building a bridge […]

According to Avery: The power of a dollar

It seems difficult to believe that I’ve been back in Colorado and working full-time with our B2P team since last fall. My year spent pursuing an MBA at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford flew by, and I learned so much that I’m excited to now be integrating into our approach to solving […]

Expansive Impact: Community Empowerment through Bridge Building

Community investment in a bridge extends far beyond the builders who participate on each Bridges to Prosperity project. Local governments contribute materials and equipment, advocate for new connecting roads and land rights, and commit to providing the local labor that makes construction and long-term maintenance possible. Members of the beneficiary community volunteer their time for […]

TED Talk: Bridges should be beautiful

Ian Firth, member of the Bridges to Prosperity Board of Directors and Chair of the Bridges to Prosperity UK Charitable Trust, delivered a powerful TED Talk in early 2018 where he discussed the ingenuity of bridges, engineering, and the idea that bridges build community through connectivity. “The world needs bridges. Have you ever thought about […]

The Power of Collaboration

Our Vision Bridges to Prosperity envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists. Through bridge building programs around the world, we work with communities and partners to create safe access to opportunities in education, health, and the marketplace. Building global partnerships Bridges to Prosperity works with partners around the world to […]

Bridge Builder Manual

Bridges to Prosperity's 5th Edition Bridge Builders Manual

Sustainable Development Begins with Community Engagement

A sustainable model for development The 2015 UN Sustainable Development Summit presented a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the citizens of the world together to embark on a new path to improve the lives of people the world over. The 17 goals announced at the Summit will guide the global course of action to […]

TED Talk: The Power of Connection

What if every single day you sent your son or daughter to school, you knew there was a chance they wouldn’t return home? Or if going to the market during the rainy season was potentially a life or death decision? What if you or your partner went into labor and couldn’t access a health clinic […]

Our Future

Transforming the rural last mile Outsized need Globally, one in seven people lack safe, year‐round access to the services and opportunities in their immediate surroundings, due to the lack of transportation infrastructure.  We estimate a global demand for 100,000 bridges serving 1 billion people.  It is clear that our operating model needs to evolve if […]