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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, International, International Development, Youth Development - Citizenship

Mission: At home or abroad, buildOn’s is working to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.

Results: Our students have contributed over 1 million hours of service in the U.S., and have helped build more than 500 schools around the world.

Programs: In the U.S., buildOn empowers urban youth to transform their neighborhoods through intensive community service and to change the world by building schools in some of the economically poorest countries in the world. Internationally, buildOn is breaking ground on a new school every five days in Haiti, Nicaragua, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi, and Mali.

Community Story


Rating: 5

I love working with the buildOn group to fundraise in support of building schools ineternationally and I love participating in service events alongside the Boston Public School students. This organization is well developed for success on both efforts.