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Author Ziolkowski, Jim, author.

Title Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world? / Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn ; with James S. Hirsch.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    370.111 ZIO    Available
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description xi, 244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Twenty-one years ago, Jim Ziolkowski gave up a fast-track career in corporate finance to dedicate his life to buildOn, an organization that turns inner-city teens into community leaders at home and abroad. He set out to show not that he could change the world, but how each one of us can, through the power of service to others. Today, buildOn students have contributed more than 1.2 million hours of service, from Detroit and the South Bronx to Haiti, Mali, and Nepal, while building more than five hundred fifty schools worldwide. Together, they are breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations in their own lives and transforming their communities"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Ziolkowski, Jim -- Travel.
BuildOn (Organization)
Fundamental education -- Developing countries.
School buildings -- Developing countries -- Design and construction.
Humanitarian assistance, American -- Developing countries.
After-school programs -- United States.
Added Author Hirsch, James S., author.
ISBN 9781451683554 hardback
1451683553 hardback

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