Professionals Without Borders (PWOB) is a group who engages in and leads sustainable service projects to help people in need. We connect the minds of students to what matters. Working on service projects that include providing safe drinking water and good sanitation, students and staff work hand-in-hand with the local residents to improve the lives of many people both locally and globally.
What is unique about PWOB - Seattle University, is that it addresses elementary needs at the most basic level. The measurable impact of this program and these projects is already staggering. For example, a hospital has a proper potable system, communities in several countries have improved water systems, and a rebuilt washed out roadway now supports travel to and from a rural medical clinic. Domestically, PWOB has provided emergency response to flooded areas in Lewis County, restored bathrooms for a homeless shelter in Tacoma and made numerous household repairs at L’Arche, a community devoted to providing housing on Capitol Hill for people with disabilities.
We have a number of projects we’ve completed thru 2011-2016, including:
Projects being planned: