Thousands of volunteers gathered in Houston, Texas, for the 1998 Jimmy Carter Work Project. By the end of a week of building through record heat, 100 houses stood where only foundations had existed just a few days before. You can follow the build's day-by-day progress through our photo journal, or read interviews with JCWP homeowners and volunteers.

Feature Stories:

Inmates Build a House
Through the InnerChange Freedom Initiative, a faith-based program in the Texas prison system, inmates were permitted to leave the prison for community service--and built a house with LaTonia Stephenson.

Green But Willing
Seventy-one women from the Junior League of Houston who never before had swung hammers, been on a roof or gotten so dirty, proved to be just as tough as the next crew.


John and Belvin Richard
"We've got ourselves a blessing"
Nancy Rosas
"Everybody helping everybody"
Olga Martinez
"I'm going to be there"
Betty and Seff Polk
"Every drop of sweat is worth it"
Wade and Shalina Gibson
"It seemed like a dream"

Eunita Shields
"I go to--bed--hammering"
First Ladies for Habitat
"There's a place for everybody"
Joanne and Greg Janson
"I learn 100 little things every year"
Campus Chapters
Students fund, build houses
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter
"It's a wonderful experience for us"
JCWP Behind
the Scenes

The Green Team
Sustainable, energy-efficient
"We smile a lot"
Security Volunteers
Who's wearing the "caution" tape?
First Aid
"I'm so glad we're bored"
Food Service
Feeding thousands for a week

Day-by-Day Progress:
JCWP Photo Journal

JCWP Overviews:
1984-96 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000

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