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Beyond buildOn: Alumna Rayia Gaddy

  • November 7, 2014
  • Listed in News, Stories
  • By Lauren Manning

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For Rayia Gaddy, participation in buildOn was not only a turning point toward healing in a young life touched by tragedy; it also began a journey of service that she’s continuing long after high school. Readers of Walk in Their Shoes will remember Rayia as the Detroit teen who “got her smile back”  serving homeless […]

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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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Infographic: The Global Education Crisis

  • September 25, 2014
  • Listed in News
  • By Brandon Worth

Back to school season is coming to a close, and students in the U.S. and around the world are settling in for another year of learning. But, for millions of children in developing countries, this school year is another missed opportunity to lift themselves out of the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. buildOn is breaking this cycle by breaking ground on a new school every three days in seven developing countries.

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