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buildOn Helps First-Year Teacher Succeed

  • July 21, 2014
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  • By Brandon Worth

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He’s a city slicker who just got his first teaching job in the country. What he saw in this Nicaraguan village made him want to leave. His classroom is a shack with dirt floors, no electricity, and a stinky outhouse shared by all the students. But take a look at this video, as Chicago/Midwest Board […]

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Service Reflection: The Impact of Service on a buildOn Graduate

  • June 25, 2014
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  • By buildon

This month we’re celebrating the 95% of buildOn students who graduate high school and go on to college – students like Naomi Itzel Rodriguez Jose from the Bronx. Naomi joined buildOn in her sophomore year and contributed to a variety of service projects, including Hurricane Sandy relief. In this college admissions essay, Naomi reflects on […]

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