Each year since 1984, former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, give a week of their time to help us improve and build homes. The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project helps raise awareness for the critical need for simple, decent and affordable housing. The event attracts volunteers from around the world.
Update on the 2020 Carter Work Project
The previously announced 2020 Carter Work Project in the Dominican Republic has been indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are disappointed to make this difficult decision, the health and safety of our volunteers and the people in the communities in which we serve must be our priority.
NASHVILLE (Oct. 11, 2019) — The Dominican Republic will become the 15th country to host Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, the former U.S. president announced today. The announcement of the November 2020 build came at the conclusion of the 36th Carter Work Project in Nashville.
2019 Carter Work Project
Our Better Angels, written by Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford with a foreword by President Carter, is available now. The two sat down at the 2019 Carter Work Project to discuss the book and Habitat’s greater impact.
The 36th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project took place in Nashville, Tennessee, where 21 families worked to build their Habitat homes alongside former President Jimmy Carter, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, as well as hundreds of other volunteers.
“Thank you, Habitat, for all you’ve done for this event — the countless hours of prep. Not only for the Carter Work Project, but for preparing us to be successful homeowners. It will not be wasted,” homeowner Neil told an audience of fellow homeowners, volunteers, Habitat staff and event sponsors gathered at the Grand Ole Opry for the event’s closing ceremony. “We look forward to thriving for generations because of your investment.”
Previous Carter Work Project locations include: (For the full list of locations and event coverage from 1984-present, visit the Carter Work Project archives. )