Greenbuild 2014 Scavenger Hunt

We’re giving away a bottle of Miraval 2013 from our founder Brad Pitt’s vineyards to the first person to snap all the photos below! It’s easy: snap each of the pics below, send them to us on Twitter (don’t forget to tag @makeitright) and stop by Booth #1255 to pick up your prize! Take a picture of […]

Locals’ Guide to New Orleans

In advance of Greenbuild 2014, we asked some members of our team to offer their advice and favorite places to visit while you’re in town. Read all their great recommendations below! Kim Roberts, Development Director Bar / Music: Check out the Maple Leaf on Tuesday nights to hear Rebirth Brass Band! Restaurants: Head over to Willie Mae’s Scotch […]

Rebuilding in Rockaway

Last weekend, while some of Make It Right’s team were planting trees in Kansas City, our construction director Craig Turner travelled to Far Rockaway, New York to join St. Bernard Project, American Institute of Architects, Chelsea Clinton and our partners in the Designing Recovery Competition to break ground on the first Resilient House for Hurricane […]

A Great Day for Digging

Last weekend we had an incredible day with our Kansas City team and more than 80 volunteers who came out to help us plant trees, grasses, lay sod and put the finishing touches on Bancroft School Apartments. We really enjoyed meeting new friends in Kansas City and showing them the beautiful restoration work in this […]

Guest Post: Introducing Dekton

This post was written by Lorenzo Marquez of Cosentino North America. Make It Right is proud to have Cosentino as a product partner in our work. The past month has been a whirlwind for Cosentino, which you may know as the makers of ECO, the leading line of recycled surfacing that’s used in nearly all of the […]

Progress in Kansas City

We’ve focused a lot on our renovation of an historic Kansas City school, but we’re also building new town homes on site to maximize sustainable, affordable housing in a blighted neighborhood. 50 affordable rental units will be available for people in need including veterans, seniors and disabled people. Half the housing units will be built in […]

Before and After…New Lawn!

Thanks to Teach for America volunteers this new home has a lawn! We’re adding the final touches to this house for new homeowner Ronnie Williams. Ronnie says, “I think it’s wonderful that people came…and decided to volunteer some of their time to this effort. It feels good to come back down here and be able to […]

Our Response to the New Republic

On March 13, The New Republic published a flawed and inaccurate account of Make It Right’s work. Here is our response from Tom Darden, Make It Right’s Executive Director. – Taylor Royle I was disappointed to read Lydia Depillis’ mischaracterizations of Make It Right’s work and the Lower 9th Ward in her article, “If You […]