Start a Student Builders Group
Bringing Fuller Center Student Builders to your community might be the most meaningful experience you have as a student. They’re faith-based groups – open to anybody who wants to help – that help those less fortunate have safe, decent housing across the country and around the world.
Whether it’s connecting with local partner families, organizing a campus-wide awareness and fundraising campaign, riding your bike across the United States or helping to build or renovate someone’s home in your own town or in one far away, Student Builders equally create change and are changed by their experiences.
This page is designed to give you the information you need to start a lasting and successful group. We are an organization that believes in minimizing bureaucracy, so we’ve tried to keep this simple.
The trick to getting started is just that – get started doing something! Successful groups mobilize around events. Please keep us updated with your status, successes and struggles, and always feel free to ask questions. We are here to help and serve you so that you can help and serve one another. We’re in this together.
GET IT STARTED
STEP 1: Fill out our interest form or just contact us with your questions. We’ll get in touch with you quickly.
STEP 2: No need to wait on us; start reading through our Starting Student Builders Game Plan. It’s not the Bible on how to do this, but it’s close (and helpful!).
STEP 3: Go through your school’s new organization approval process. Each school is different, but most require a set of bylaws or a charter, and even when they don’t, you should use some. Here’s draft bylaws, which you can adjust as needed.
STEP 4: Fill out our application online.
STEP 5: The covenant. This simple two-page document is what binds us together. The faculty and student leaders simply sign it and send it in. We’ll then put our ink on the line and, congratulations, you’re official!
Other tools to get you started
The Fuller Center for Housing
Attn: Student Builders
701 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Americus, GA 31709