Habitat for Humanity team members

BGSU Builds

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, fund-raise 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.


800+ Volunteers

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.

3 Homes

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.

3 Families

Three families will purchase the homes with no-interest mortgages. Three families will finally have safe, affordable places to live in BG!

Learn more about the home owners.



Year One

Spring 2018

Fundraising Home 1
April 4 - Name that Tune fundraising event at Campus Quarters
April 18 - BGSU Greek Week fundraising challenge

Fall 2018

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

Year Two

Spring 2019

March - Home 1 Dedication
Fundraising Home 2

Fall 2019

August - Groundbreaking Home 2
September - Volunteer Kick-Off -  House 2 Build
December - Home 2 Dedication

Year Three

Spring 2020

Fundraising Home 3

Fall 2020

August - Groundbreaking Home 3
September - Volunteer Kick-Off
Home 3 Build  

Spring 2021

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 Public Impact, Paul Valdez about the Bowling Green build.