Students Engaged Monthly


Total Service Hours

buildOn provides Service Learning programs for youth in underserved New York City high schools, showing students from the limitless opportunities for success through service.

buildOn partners with eight schools throughout the Bronx, serving communities where youth face issue ranging from gang violence to food insecurity and homelessness. New York’s buildOn students are working to improve their neighborhoods by mentoring children with special needs, leading neighborhood beautification projects, and tutoring children at local elementary schools. They’re also combating hunger: serving at soup kitchens and food banks in neighborhoods where nearly half of all residents live below the poverty line.

New York Service Impact

buildOn students are making an impact serving New York City

Meet some of the New York City students we are empowering to serve.

  • “When I serve with buildOn, like when we tutor little kids at the library, I know some of them are going through stuff like I did. I want to help them, help them not to feel like I did. I realized that as part of buildOn I can help others in this way.”

    Christopher Espinal – Bronx, NY
    Chris's Service Story

Where we work in New York

We’re making a difference in some of New York City’s most challenged high schools.

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How You Can Help

Empower buildOn students to serve the New York City community

Come Serve with Us in the Bronx

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

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Donate to New York Programs

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

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Learn more about our programs
Contact Kelsey Dunshee
Program Director, New York City

Volunteer or support our programs
Contact Rebecca Silver Fisher
Vice President of Development, East Coast

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