buildOn Featured on CBS Evening News!

Last night, CBS Evening News aired an inspiring piece about buildOn’s unique origins and founder Jim Ziolkowski’s dedication to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.

The segment details Jim’s epiphany while seeing a celebration in Nepalese village after the building of a new school, and the subsequent development of our first programs for urban youth in the South Bronx. Flashing 20 years forward, Michelle Miller then follows Jim back to Nepal as he travels to break ground on buildOn’s 400th school with a team of students from the Bronx who later return home to contribute service to their own community. We were very proud to have the support of CBS Evening News and want to thank them for recognizing our hard work in the US and abroad. Please share this video with friends and family!