buildOn provides a variety fully immersive experiences that allow your organization to mentor and serve with Chicago youth, share your skills, and make a positive impact in your community.Learn more
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Chicago’s epidemic of gun violence has made national headlines in recent years, and buildOn engages students nine high schools neighborhoods most affected by violence, such as Englewood, Garfield Park, and Austin. Students are empowered to lift up their communities by advocating and educating against violence, volunteering at homeless shelters and soup kitchens, and mentoring the next generation of engaged citizens.
“buildOn has given me a chance to embrace who I am. It has filled me with compassion and empathy for others. It has focused my energy on being in the service of those around me.”
Sheyla Ocampo, buildOn Chicago Alum
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