CBI Alumni Builds Bridges in Bolivia

At CBI, we think of ourselves as connectors. With a mission of closing divides in our Charlotte community, our work is focused on empowering local leaders to build bridges across difference, and there’s one LUD40 alumn that’s taking this challenge literally!  LU40 Class alumni Aislinn Smith is leading a special project with Beaufort Beatty Construction that builds structures that enhance the lives of people who need it most.


The Bridges to Prosperity project (B2P) is an initiative launched on the idea that bridges are more than just structures. Bridges are often the key to a to a thriving, healthy community. In Bolivia, Aislinn is leading an extremely talented group of engineers, designers, and builders in constructing a bridge that will change the lives of those who live on the Espiritu Santo River. This Suspension Bridge will provide safe access for over 1,400 members of these communities, providing new opportunities for trade and welfare. B2P’s project will empower these communities to grow and thrive for decades to come.


We at CBI are extremely proud to consider Aislinn Smith one of our own, and we cannot wait to where her future endeavors take her. To check out all the amazing work Aislinn and her team are accomplishing in Bolivia, click this link!



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