Building Dignity’s partnerships expand our programming and improve our results. 

Local Partners
  • Escuela Metropolitana de Formación de Emprendedores (Oasis) offers free courses for entrepreneurs to the community. This is our second location, where we offer workshops and classes to the community of Oasis.
  • The Moyano Institute of Technology, an IT training institute in Villa El Salvador, worked with Building Dignity to bring computer education to Lomo de Corvina. 
  • The City of Lima partnered with Building Dignity in 2012 to bring 'Mujer Emprende' to the Center for Development with Dignity. The program trains women in the creation of artisanal handicrafts and enables them to generate income through the sale of their work at artisan fairs throughout the city.
  • Colegio Buena Esperanza offers high quality education to impoverished children, with the support of the Good Hope Association. Building Dignity volunteers support these efforts by teaching English for grades K-6.

International Partners
  • Princeton in Latin America, a non-profit organization in the United States that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in the field of development. Each year, Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) matches Building Dignity with a talented young professional who joins our team as Program Director.
  • The Institute for Study Abroad at Butler College connects study abroad students in Lima with volunteer opportunities at the Center for Development with Dignity.
  • The Omprakash Foundation, a web-based platform that connects grassroots health, education, and environmental projects around the world with volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work. The network offers volunteer opportunities at over 150 grassroots social projects in more than 30 countries. Omprakash is completely free and provides grants to help qualified volunteers defray travel expenses. 
  • People's Congregational Church (Bayport, MN) awarded Building Dignity grants from 2012, which allowed us to substantially expand the Voices of Youth leadership program. Thanks to this support, Building Dignity more than doubled participation in the program, improved the curriculum, and invested in more youth-led service projects.
  • Wayzata Community Church (Wayzata, MN), awarded Building Dignity grants since 2012 to expand and improve our Discover Leadership program for adults. Building Dignity worked with neighborhood leaders to launch the new Discover Leadership curriculum and provide financial and logistical support to more citizen-led development projects.