Stand with students in your city & power student-led change.

When you join the buildOn Solidarity Circle, you pledge your support of buildOn students in your city and our shared goal of breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.  


As a member of the Solidarity Circle, your support will:

Power Impactful Programing

Your support will power service learning programming and provide students the opportunity to learn while impacting your city through service.

Create Year-Round Opportunity

Your contribution will provide students with service-learning opportunities in and out of the classroom and during school breaks and summer vacations.

Support Student-Led Service

Your membership will create leadership opportunities for buildOn students, empowering them to lead service projects from ideation to implementation.



Connect with Your Circle & Follow Your Impact

Your support is crucial, and we’re committed to proving it. As a Solidarity Circle Member, you’ll get to track your impact, connect directly with our work, and know you’re appreciated with:

Access to Exclusive Events

You'll receive access to an exclusive Town Hall with buildOn’s CEO and program leaders, and a student-led Virtual Service Project with other Solidarity Circle Members.

Unique Thank You Gifts

You'll receive a special copy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait that includes a handwritten note from buildOn CEO and founder Jim Ziolkowski.

Target & Impact Reports

You'll receive regional impact reports on the work of buildOn students, as well as an introduction to buildOn’s 25-Year Vision and how your support impacts our targets.


Solidarity Circle Members

Ron Ashkenas

new_york
Bronx

Ryan Richert

illinois
Chicago

Jerry Zinkula

illinois
Chicago

Krystal Kurinsky

illinois
Chicago

John Wegforth

illinois
Chicago

Judy Felsenthal

illinois
Chicago

Ellie Forman

illinois
Chicago

Dave Berger

illinois
Chicago

Irv Friedman

michigan
Detroit

Kristyn and LaRon Johnson

michigan
Detroit

Nicole and Steve Sanders

michigan
Detroit

Jamayl Martin

michigan
Detroit

Kapria M. Jenkins

michigan
Detroit

Marc Friedman

michigan
Detroit

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Manigault III

michigan
Detroit

Camilla Field

california
Oakland

Liam Doyle

california
Oakland

Lynne Zydowsky

california
Oakland

Pam Martinson

california
Oakland

Justin O’Connor

california
Oakland

Taylor O’Connor

california
Oakland

Anne Pantelick

california
Oakland

Want to build a global movement? Become a Movement Builder!

For as little as $22 a month, you can join our core community of buildOn supporters – the Movement Builders. As a member, your monthly support will go directly to building schools, powering service, and growing a movement built around education and service.

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