GWT Attends buildOn Fundraising Breakfast

 In Community

GWT representatives attended buildOn’s fundraising breakfast on Tuesday at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, showing support for the organization’s goal of empowering young people help themselves and others. buildOn runs afterschool programs that allow urban teens to “lift up their communities and change the world through intensive local community service and by building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet.”buildOn is truly an inspiring organization. Their method of change has touched the lives of thousands of individuals in the United States and across the globe.

Some notable attendees included Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cubs Co-Owner Laura Ricketts. Overall the event raised over $40,000 to help further the buildOn cause.


One of buildOn’s impressive programs is the Global School Construction Program:

“buildOn’s Global School Construction Program provides rural communities in developing nations across the globe with access to education. We are breaking ground on a new school every six days with the help of our U.S. afterschool program members, donors and parents who have provided over 700,000 volunteer work days to build schools for their children. Through a methodology that puts gender equality at the forefront and villagers in control, we are providing not only schools, but the knowledge and the power to change entire communities.”

Please visit to learn about buildOn’s other programs and become involved.

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