BGSU Builds is a three-year partnership between Bowling Green State University and Habitat for Humanity of Wood County Ohio, Inc. During this three-year period, three homes will be constructed within walking distance of the BGSU campus. Students, faculty and staff will construct, fundraise for, and coordinate the builds while also learning about housing and poverty-related issues. This partnership presents a unique opportunity to take learning out of the classroom and into the community.
More than 800+ faculty, staff, and community members will contribute sweat, expertise, money and time to this three-year project.
25+ Courses and Campus Organizations
More than 25 courses, academic programs, and campus organizations have already incorporated the build into their curriculum or programming.
Three homes will be constructed over the course of three years. The first home will break ground in August 2018. Each home will feature a BGSU student design.
Three families will purchase the homes with no-interest mortgages. Three families will finally have safe, affordable places to live in BG!
Fundraising Home 1
April 4 - Name that Tune fundraising event at Campus Quarters
April 18 - BGSU Greek Week fundraising challenge
8/13 at 12p.m. - Groundbreaking Home 1 at the corner of Clough and Manville
9/20 - Volunteer Kick-Off
House 1 Build
MLK Day Jr Build Projects
March - Home 1 Dedication
Fundraising Home 2
August - Groundbreaking Home 2
September - Volunteer Kick-Off - House 2 Build
March - House 2 Dedication
Fundraising Home 3
August - Groundbreaking Home 3
September - Volunteer Kick-Off
Home 3 Build
March - Home 3 Dedication
WBGU-TV The Journal, August 22, 2018
Host of The Journal, Stephen Kendall, interviews Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Wood County, Mark Ohashi, and Associate Director of the BGSU Center for Community & Civic Engagement, Paul Valdez about the Bowling Green build.