A Service Reflection: Why service matters at home and abroad

This is a reflection piece done by Jacquelyn Horstmann. After witnessing the education gap within the United States, she traveled across to world to Nepal, where she witnessed how devastating the education crisis really is. Six months ago, my best friend of 15 years, Ashley, called me and left a voice message. I listened to it, expecting […]

I am buildOn: Romerio from Bridgeport

CEO and Founder of buildOn, Jim Ziolkowski, visits buildOn afterschool programs in Bridgeport, Connecticut. While there, he’s taken some videos and asked the students some questions. Below is what he’s posted! I was at Bassick High School today and interviewed some of our kids. They were all awesome. This is Romerio and he uses buildOn […]

Is your neighborhood a #GoodHood?

We love our neighborhoods and every day individuals across the globe are volunteering in their communities to make them even better! In the U.S., buildOn students have contributed over 1.2 million hours building #GoodHoods! By serving meals in Oakland soup kitchens, turning South Philly vacant lots into vegetable gardens, and boarding up abandoned homes in […]

Read the story of buildOn

We’re excited to see Walk in Their Shoes make the debut of the New York Times Best-Seller List of Education. Created by Deborah Hofmann, senior editor of the New York Times Best Sellers List, the list compiles books that gained popularity not only in December 2013, but also experienced continued sales from previous years. The […]

VIDEO: Chicago is a #GoodHood

Geovanny Angeles is a student from Roosevelt High School in Chicago. Often times Geovanny will go out to North Park Village in Chicago to serve food to the senior citizens. Here he talks about how he’s doing service with others, including GE volunteers, to help make Chicago a #GoodHood.

buildOn Launches to Burkina Faso!

  While it is one of the culturally richest places in the world, Burkina Faso is currently ranked by the UN as the 3rd economically poorest country. 78% of the population is illiterate and only 58% of children living in Burkina Faso are in in primary school. Global Illiteracy drives extreme poverty and undermines democracy. […]

PUMA partners with buildOn Bay Area

buildOn and PUMA have partnered together in support of underprivileged youth in the Bay Area. With the help of the 34th America’s Cup customers, Puma recycled approximately 40,000 PUMA polybags into four park benches for buildOn schools. PUMA used the 2013 America’s Cup Finals in San Francisco as an opportunity for an initiative to recycle […]

VIDEO: Learn how ‘We Build Hope’

Before the end of 2013, we announced the partnership with Ogilvy & Mather, a renowned international advertising, marketing and public relations agency. The talented team has pledged to help buildOn become ‘one of the most recognized and admired public service organizations in the world’ and to kick it off they have produced an inspiring video […]

NCS Technology raises funds for a buildOn school in Malawi

NCS Technology, based out of Canada, is a global provider of Management Solutions and Services to the mining industry. As their first initiative with buildOn, they’re raising funds to build a school in Malawi – and they’ve already raised more than $3,000! Why was NCS Technology inspired to help build a school in Malawi? This […]

Sign up to instantly receive the prologue of our book and monthly updates from buildOn.