We build hope. We Build On

Never miss a chance to make a difference

Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. We mobilize U.S. students to transform their communities through service and change the world by building schools in developing countries.

We’re Building a Movement

Our U.S. Service Learning Program gives students in underperforming urban high schools the opportunity to impact their local communities in powerful ways. And through our Global School Construction Program, our students prove that service and education can build a stronger community and a better future. 

Explore Our Work
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In the U.S., we empower youth to serve our cities — helping senior citizens, the unhoused, and younger kids.

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Globally, we break ground on a new school every two days in the economically poorest places on the planet.

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In partnership, we work with businesses and community leaders to grow our impact around the world.

Creating Lasting Change

2.3Million

Hours served by U.S. students

1781

Schools built in 8 developing countries

4847

Students active in buildOn service programs

240787

Students attending buildOn schools globally

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Join Our Movement: Anytime, Anywhere

Service is at the heart of what we do. Join our ONE buildOn service project and take action with us on one of today’s most pressing issues: food insecurity.

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