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buildOn’s Service Learning Programs expanded to Boston in 2014 by empowering students from the Community Academy of Science & Health (CASH) to restore their neighborhoods through service. Looking to have an even greater impact, we launched our second Service Learning Program in Boston at Jeremiah E. Burke High School at the start of the 2016-17 school year.

Boston students face daunting challenges from violence, poverty and struggling schools. Despite recent drops in violent crime in Boston, the state of Massachusetts still ranks first in the region in violent crime. More than a quarter of Boston’s families with children live in poverty, and nearly one-third of Boston students fail to graduate high school in four years. However, buildOn students are changing those statistics. By serving meals at homeless shelters, organizing peace marches and mentoring and tutoring children, buildOn students in Boston are discovering that they have the power to change their city for the better.

Boston Service Impact

buildOn students are transforming their city through service.

Meet some of the Boston students we're empowering to serve.

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    “Through my service with buildOn I have been able to let go of my anger and have learned that if someone has done anything wrong to you, show them love, they will feel that love and realize their mistake.”

    Aldair Francois, buildOn Boston Alum
    Learn more about Aldair

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    “We serve meals to the homeless at the Boston Rescue Mission, we clean up along the Charles River, run 5K races with youth that are visually impaired… We are changing our community!”

    Nitchela Paul, Community Academy of Science and Health
    Learn more about Nitchela

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Senior Service Learning Program Manager, Bridgeport
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Rebecca Silver Fisher
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