Mission: buildOn’s mission is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. buildOn operates after school youth service programs that mobilize urban teens to lift up their communities and change the world through intensive local community service. It also builds schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet.

Approach: Members focused on building capacity to support buildOn’s ongoing service opportunities through increased data, marketing & systems that its staff could fully implement. We also worked with buildOn on refining their messaging and communications, impact measurement, and service partnerships expansion, and scaling their Youth Engagement Zone.

Impact: Members worked with buildOn, through several iterations, to successfully build a new data collection system that works for students. Members also developed a detailed and targeted marketing plan that buildOn’s local and national team can implement, using detailed information on students’ demographics and motivations to garner commitment from current and new students.

Full Circle Fund also reinforced buildOn’s outreach by creating a template to organize various fields buildOn collects from their outreach to service partners, while building buildOn’s staff capacity, allowing them to focus more on student recruitment.


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