- Crisis Support
- Disaster Relief
- Immigrants & Refugees
Location1019 SPRUCE STREETPHILADELPHIA, PA 19107 United States
Solidarity Engineering is a humanitarian response organization currently based at the U.S.-Mexico border. Our mission is to reduce human suffering by applying community-driven engineering in places in crisis. Inherent in our work is the recognition that humanitarian crises are products of complex global relations, historic power imbalances, and environmental injustices. Thus, our organization is built on three main pillars: working in solidarity with communities, working in accordance with the four humanitarian principles, and applying a holistic public health approach.
Recognizing the equal humanity amongst all groups, Solidarity is committed to promoting human rights and dignity with the people themselves. Community members are given the means to determine their own needs, and how and when services are provided. We believe in a mutual responsibility to better conditions and any project completed without direct and continuous integration of the community is inappropriate, unethical, and potentially harmful.
Our model includes: working hand in hand with community members, providing volunteer stipends to community members who work with us, holding community meetings, and incorporating feedback loops before, during, and after a project is complete