About D.R.E.W. Projects
In 2016, Adria and I sat on a plane discussing how we could significantly impact local and global communities. Initially, we wanted to focus our efforts on teaching college students how to become more involved in their community. However, that idea didn’t move our hearts.
Our passion is to create sustainable community projects and sow seeds into small nonprofit organizations looking to develop their projects but lack the resources needed to execute their vision.
After 50 sticky notes and all-night conversations with friends, we birthed the idea of D.R.E.W. Projects, Inc., a unique nonprofit serving and partnering with local and global nonprofit organizations to change the world.
D.R.E.W. stands for Dedicating Resources to Empower the World.
Projects are how we make an impact on communities worldwide.
Our name symbolizes our value of giving back. Our values represent the ACTION it takes to be the leading partner of community-focused projects for local and global nonprofit organizations.
At D.R.E.W. Projects, we believe in expanding our territory and working without walls by forging local and global partnerships to make communities better. We want our efforts to inspire individuals to become more involved in their neighborhoods. If we all work together, we can improve individuals' lives not only in their backyard but also around the world.
D.R.E.W. Projects is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment within our organization and community partnerships. We have a nondiscriminatory approach and respect gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, identity, education, or disability.
Apryle Brodie/ Adria Brodie- Co-founders
Co-Founder | Former VP of the NoHo Neighborhood Council | Product Manager | Writer
Adria has 20 years’ experience in community involvement, volunteer work, and nine-plus years in Tech. As co-founder of D.R.E.W. Projects, Inc., Adria implements project initiatives that strengthen local and global community organizations and provide resources to meet the needs of their community. Her goal is to create projects that empower the world and increase volunteerism.
Co-Founder | Senior Project Manager | Youth Homelessness Advocate
Apryle has 20 years’ experience in non-profit, consulting, and ten years in Homelessness. She is a Senior Project Manager overseeing capital projects that provide housing for people experiencing homelessness. Apryle’s passion is to work on social projects that impact local and global communities. She envisions all individuals will embody a community-focused approach when solving social issues and looking to make a difference in their community.