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buildOn’s Service Learning Programs expanded to Boston in 2014, empowering students at schools in the Dorchester community to serve their neighborhood.

Many in the community face poverty, food insecurity and homelessness, and Dorchester’s crime rate is 30% higher than the national average. Boston’s buildOn students serve at local food pantries and homeless shelters, serve children with disabilities at Our Space Our Place, and assist people receiving treatment for substance abuse at Boston Rescue Mission.

Boston Service Impact

buildOn students are transforming Boston through service.

Where we work in Boston

We’re making a difference in some of Boston’s most challenged schools:

  • Jeremiah E. Burke High School
  • Community Academy of Science and Health (C.A.S.H.)

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

  • “I saw people in my family struggle with drug addiction. So by going to Boston Rescue with buildOn, by cooking food for the people there, by sitting down and just being someone that they can talk to, it made me feel I was helping to save someone else’s mother or father.”

    Christian Mendez – Boston, MA
    Christian's Service Story

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How You Can Help

Empower buildOn students to serve the Boston community

Serve with Us in Boston

buildOn provides a variety fully immersive experiences that allow your organization to mentor and serve with Boston youth, share your skills, and make a positive impact in your community.

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Donate to Boston Programs

Your donation can help a Boston student become a leader in his community. A gift of just $36 provides a Boston student with a week of impactful buildOn Service Learning Programs.

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Learn more about our programs
Contact Kayla Hunter
Program Director, Boston
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Jon Mucciolo
Development Coordinator

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