September 23, 2014 – Saint John’s University, “Build Hope with Jim Ziolkowski”

Next week, buildOn founder and CEO Jim Ziolkowski will be speaking on his book, Walk in their Shoes, at St. John’s University. Walk in Their Shoes is the story of buildOn’s inspirational work with at-risk teens, its indelible influence on communities around the world, told by the man whose vision, faith, and conviction made it all possible.

The event will be held on Tuesday September 23rd at 4:30 PM in the Marillac Auditorium on the Queens campus of St. John’s University.

Attendees are requested to register for the event.

Each year, all St. John’s University freshman receive a book to read. Walk in Their Shoes was selected as this year’s book and the university plans to highlight the text throughout the year through courses and special events, in addition to Jim’s speech this month.

BuildOn’s mission is to break cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through community service and education. Similarly,  St. John’s University strives to provide educational opportunities for “all people, especially those lacking economic, physical or social advantages” and seeks to incorporate social justice and service initiatives into every student’s experience.

On September 18 at 7 PM, members of the St. John’s community are also invited to attend a Walk in Their Shoes book discussion focused on these in the text including social justice, global development and citizenship. More information about the event can be found here.