Bridgeport, CT


Students Engaged Monthly


Total Service Hours

buildOn’s Service Learning Programs in Bridgeport engage high school students in service and empower them to tackle the community issues that matter most to them.

Though graduation rates are comparatively better than those of other inner-city areas, one in five Bridgeport freshmen are expected to drop out before they graduate. buildOn runs Service Learning Programs at three Bridgeport High Schools, where students regularly volunteer to serve meals at shelters for homeless and returning veterans, tutor and mentor elementary school students, and organize food and clothing drives for those in need in their Bridgeport community.

Bridgeport Service Impact

buildOn students are making an impact serving Bridgeport

Where we work in Bridgeport

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

  • Bassick High School
  • Harding High School
  • Central High School

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

  • “I know what it’s like to not have a lot, and I know people are appreciative when you give them help. It means a lot to them. That’s it. That’s why I love doing buildOn.”

    Jean Laurena – Bridgeport, CT
    Jean's Service Story

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How You Can Help

Empower buildOn students to serve the Bridgeport community

Serve with Us in Bridgeport

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

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Donate to Bridgeport Programs

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

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Learn more about our programs
Contact Kayla Hunter
Program Director, Bridgeport
Volunteer or support our programs
Contact Rebecca Silver Fisher
Vice President of Development, East Coast

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