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Ben’s Story: One Student’s Quest for 1,000 Hours of Service

  • June 28, 2016
  • Listed in News, Stories
  • By Brandon Worth

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“When I first thought about community service, it seemed like a waste of time,” Benjamin Pablo remembers. That was back in 2012, when the Oakland High senior was beginning high school and couldn’t imagine himself spending even a single hour volunteering. But today Ben is finishing high school having given more than 1,000 hours of service to his Bay Area community and has a completely different perspective on the value service.

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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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