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Jaques’ Story: We Can Be Great Today Because We Can Serve

  • September 12, 2018
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  • By buildOn

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Jaques Brown is a senior at Gage Park High School in Chicago. Since first serving with buildOn in on MLK Day in 2018, Jaques has dedicated himself to serving his Chicago community. Read how his first experience serving his community continues to inspire him today.

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Alumna Haben Girma Overcomes Obstacles to Reach Out

  • September 22, 2011
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Haben Girma truly embodies the spirit of buildOn. A deafblind woman who overcame incredible obstacles to help construct a school in Mali, her resilience and passion inspire nearly everyone with whom she comes into contact. and culminated with Haben’s helping to build a school in Mali. Since graduating, Haben has written extensively about her buildOn […]

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5 Ways buildOn Alumni Can Help Break the Cycle

  • December 14, 2012
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After 21 years of doing afterschool programming across the United States, we consider ourselves a movement. Several of our alumni have accomplished incredible things, such as Haben Girma, who didn’t let being deafblind stop her from doing community service and building a school in Mali with buildOn. She is now a disability rights activist and […]

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In 2011, buildOn celebrated 20 Years of building a movement

2011 was an incredible year for buildOn. We celebrated our 20th Anniversary, developed strong new partnerships, and thanks to the passionate support of many individuals and corporations, reached even more students here at home and around the world. American urban youth committed themselves to service in 138 buildOn afterschool service programs. Through intensive local service […]

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20 Years of buildOn:Supporter Geoffrey Norman has a buildOn Family

  • November 30, 2011
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  • By buildOn

Over the last 20 years, buildOn’s mission has inspired the support and passion of many individuals whose enthusiasm has, in turn, rallied the aid of others. But Geoffrey Norman is a special case. “Once you come into contact with buildOn, you get infected with it,” he told me over the phone. “And there’s no known […]

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buildOn Bay Area Dinner 2011

  • April 11, 2011
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Last Thursday night at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, buildOn held its annual Bay Area Dinner to celebrate another year of west coast accomplishment and to recognize those who made it happen. There were over 500 attendees, including former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown, Sonya Molodetskaya, San Francisco mayoral candidate Joanna Rees with […]

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