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  • Free community education classes for 300+ children, youth and adults at the Center for Development with Dignity.
  • Opportunities for 80+ young people to develop leadership skills, teamwork and a vision for their futures.
  • Training for 45+ community members in critical leadership skills that help break down the barriers to meaningful participation in local development.
  • Leadership Grants, between $200 - $1,500, that support projects that impact entire neighborhoods. 
Building Dignity is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the state of Minnesota. 
 Contributions to Building Dignity are fully tax-deductible as provided by law. 


  • If you would like to make a contribution online, please use the link above to pay with your credit card, bank account, or PayPal account.
  • If you would like to contribute via check, please make your check out to "Building Dignity" and mail it to Building Dignity, 1622 Hague Ave., St. Paul MN 55104. 
  • Please direct questions about donations to Paul Dosh at

Book: Demanding the Land

Dosh Book Cover

 Another way to support Building Dignity is by buying Paul's book as a percentage of the proceeds goes to support our work. Why do some shantytown neighborhoods founded through illegal land invasions succeed and thrive, while others collapse?

The research project that helped draw together the Building Dignity team, has been published as Demanding the Land: Urban Popular Movements in Peru and Ecuador, 1990-2005 (Penn State University Press), written by Paul Dosh, and with over 30 photographs by James Lerager. 

All author royalties go directly to the Center for Development with Dignity. Read a sample chapter. Order a copy from Penn State or Amazon. You can also view over 100 captioned photos from this project at Web Photo Essay.