Build a Community

Help elevate expectations of U.S. students and communities in challenging urban areas through service and education.

Join our team and get involved!

Use your creativity and passion to raise money for children in need here in the US.
Start by seeing what a modest fundraising goal can do!

If I raised
with my friends for


Students would miss fewer days of school and increase her chances of graduating and attending college


Hours of service would be contributed to the community


Dollars would be saved by the community

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Learn more about the programs you'll be supporting

How Fundraising Works

Helping students from struggling schools in your
community is easier than you think.

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    “Supporting youth is important to us because we love Chicago and want to see it succeed. We are each raising $1,000 before our wedding to support buildOn students. Since we both have a lot of the same friends, it is really fun to see who our friends choose to donate to!”

    Mari Ruscitti and Cameron Docter

How We Prove it

Watch the progress of students and communities
you’re supporting. You’ll receive:

Thank you video from a buildOn student

Dashboard to watch your community’s progress

Visit to a buildOn school or service project

buildOn T-shirt to show you’re a part of the movement

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See how others have done it.

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