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Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. We mobilize U.S. students to transform our 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
Creating Lasting Change
Hours served by U.S. students
Schools built in 8 developing countries
Students attending buildOn schools globally
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Stories That Inspire
Breaking Barriers to Serve
"Service makes you feel like you have somebody. That there’s a community around you."
Rebuilding Through Education in Haiti
See how one community and their determined leader rebuilt from disaster.
Leading by Helping Others
"The thing that I’ve learned about leadership through service — it’s about building people up — building up those around you and building up yourself."