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Michael’s Story: Serving to Stop the Violence in Chicago

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The 2016 buildOn Chicago Dinner celebrated the transformational power of service, uniting buildOn students, community leaders and members of the buildOn Movement to celebrate the impact service is having on youth, their communities and our world. The evening showcased the stories of buildOn student service leaders who personally been impacted by serving others. Michael Johnson, a junior at Orr Academy High School, shared his personal story of using service to break the cycle of violence, receiving a standing ovation from nearly 500 guests in attendance.

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These buildOn Students Served 50 Hours!

  • June 27, 2016
  • Listed in News
  • By buildOn

This school year, buildOn students gave more than 186,000 hours of service in their communities. Congrats to these students who each reached the milestone of completing 50 hours of service in April and May. These dedicated young people are changing their communities for the better one hour at a time, by feeding the homeless, comforting seniors, and helping younger children. They’ve stayed late to volunteer after school, have woken up early on Saturday’s to serve, and have shown the grit, passion and determination to transform themselves, their communities and our world. Thank you for your commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations!

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These buildOn Students Served 50 Hours in April!

  • April 17, 2016
  • Listed in News
  • By Brandon Worth

Congratulations to the hundreds of buildOn students who have already reached the incredible milestone of contributing more than 50 hours of service to their communities this school year! These dedicated young people are changing their communities for the better one hour at a time, by feeding the homeless, comforting seniors, and helping younger children. They’ve stayed late to volunteer after school, have woken up early on Saturday’s to serve, and have shown the grit, passion and determination to transform themselves, their communities and our world. Thank you for your commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations!

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