Submitted by: Skyler Badenoch, Director of Development, buildOn Philadelphia

buildOn Philadelphia is now expanding its corporate partnership model to local Philadelphia areas businesses. Through this program, business executives have a chance to give back to their communities through direct service with Philadelphia high school youth, or by traveling overseas as a grass roots diplomat to help build schools in developing countries. This unique opportunity has helped executives become positive change agents for Philadelphia and for developing nations.

buildOn works to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education. In Philadelphia, buildOn engages inner city high school youth and community stakeholders in direct service, after school programming, and building schools in developing countries. Every year, buildOn stakeholders do thousands of hours of community service to support Philadelphians, and hundreds of youth, religions groups, families, and corporate teams travel overseas to help improve education by building schools. More information about the organization can be found at www.buildOn.org.

buildOn’s Value Proposition for Corporate Stakeholders

buildOn’s corporate volunteering and leadership program starts right here in Philadelphia where participants are matched with teenage youth from Philadelphia area high schools to do direct community service.

Participants choose from the options of helping lead large-scale fundraising events, organizing community service events, or traveling overseas to help build schools for people living in absolute poverty.

Throughout the process, buildOn works with corporate partners to develop their CSR footprint, and engage their employees in activities that promote recruitment, professional development, and retention of talent.

Past participants include: General Electric, British Airways, Stella & Dot, Groupon, Listen Up Espanol, and many more.

For more information about this program, please contact Skyler Badenoch, Director of Development, buildOn Philadelphia Skyler.badenoch@buildon.org