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Lakei’s Story: Serving from Brownsville to Burkina Faso

  • December 8, 2014
  • Listed in Stories
  • By Lauren Manning

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In Lakei’s neighborhood, young men are as likely to go to jail as they are to go to college. Lakei nearly dropped out of high school and could have easily followed others he knows into the ‘pipeline to prison.’ But because of buildOn, Lakei is on a very different path today. It’s a path of service and empowerment that has taken him from the toughest neighborhood in Brooklyn to West Africa and beyond.

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#GivingTuesday: Show Your Support for buildOn!

  • November 25, 2014
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  • By Brandon Worth

This #GivingTuesday, tell the world you’re a member of the buildOn Movement by showing your support for buildOn with an #unselfie! It’s easy to support buildOn on #GivingTuesday. Just download and print one of the signs below, take a selfie holding your sign, and post to Instagram, Twitter or Facebook on Tuesday December 2nd. Be sure to […]

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Veterans Day 2014: Serving Those Who Served

  • November 12, 2014
  • Listed in News
  • By Lauren Manning

School was closed in many school districts across the country on November 11th, but rather than take the day off, hundreds of buildOn students from six of our program regions went out in their communities to do service in honor of Veterans Day. Leading up to the day, many also discussed veteran’s issues such as homelessness, sexual […]

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