buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education.


We are breaking the cycle every day through service learning programs in some of the nation’s toughest high schools and by building schools in some of the world’s poorest countries.


Our unique service model focuses on education both within the U.S. and internationally.




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The Art of Saving Humanity

The Art of Saving Humanity provides refugee-centered art programs that support emotional healing and livelihood opportunities, preserve cultural integrity, and bridge cross-cultural communication among refugees and the communities within which they resettle.

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Cohan Zarnock Photography

"Voice is given to those who no longer wish to be silent." - C. Zarnock

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Beatboxing Buddhist Monk

Yogetsu Akasaka is a Japanese Zen Buddhist monk who creates music for meditations. But not the kind most people are familiar with.

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