Rebuilding a Community After a Disaster

From Katrina to Sandy, SBP has been working hard to shrink the time between disaster and recovery. 2014 Social Impact Fellow Zack Rosenburg is the Co-Founder and CEO of SBP (formerly, St. Bernard Project), whose mission is to ensure communities impacted by disaster can recover in a prompt, efficient, and predictable manner. Rosenburg co-founded SBP in March 2006 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and has since managed the organization’s vision, marketing, partnership development, and fundraising.

In this role, Rosenburg oversees a number of SBP programs including: Good Work/Good Pay, a construction training program for war veterans, unemployed local citizens, and citizens recently released from jail; Opportunity Housing, an innovative affordable housing program that turns blighted properties into well-built affordable housing; and Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lab, which allows SBP to train other organizations to utilize SBP’s systems and processes.

Zack Rosenburg is the recipient of numerous awards, including, New Orleanian of the Year, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project Champion of Justice, the Manhattan Institute Social Innovation Award, an Honorary Doctorate from Muhlenberg College, as well as a distinguished alumnus award from Washington College of Law.

SBP uses GLG to improve its disaster resilience and recovery strategies and better understand how to launch successful digital campaigns.

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