Building Shelter for Those in Need Around the World

Patrick McLoughlin started using architecture for good during his AmeriCorps term at the Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky. A few years ago, he co-founded Build Abroad, a volunteer organization that places construction volunteers in 5 different countries. Patrick manages his venture while holding a full-time job in construction. Learn more about how AmeriCorps strengthen Patrick’s natural leadership.

Points of Interest: 

  • Can voluntourism bring capacity to a village?
  • Houses made from plastic bottles?
  • Working in disaster relief (while simultaneously preparing for a zombie apocalypse)

Pat was the second speaker at the Journey to Social Entrepreneurship virtual summit hosted the week of January 18th, 2016.  The recordings are available at the link below.