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December 30, 2011  |  No Comments

They said it was the best gift...

Just over seven years ago, the Building Tomorrow story began with a special Christmas in [...]

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December 27, 2011  |  No Comments

From Key Club to Doane, my...

I first learned about Building Tomorrow during my senior year of high school. Evie Sue [...]

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December 16, 2011  |  No Comments

Education is…

Words of advice from Sarah Namirembe, Head Teacher of the Building Tomorrow Academy of Kiyamba:
“Education [...]

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December 9, 2011  |  No Comments

Hip-Hop & Engineers

They say smiles are contagious but the students I met at Lutisi brought that statement [...]

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November 29, 2011  |  No Comments

Raise the Roof

You’re probably getting more emails about online shopping deals this week than you care to [...]

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November 24, 2011  |  No Comments

We’re thankful for…...

…energetic students, teachers, supporters and partners in the US; community volunteers, government leaders, teachers and [...]

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November 16, 2011  |  No Comments

BT Construction Team

We’re Building Tomorrow. Literally. Check out our construction team in Uganda!

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November 10, 2011  |  No Comments

Boreholes & Mango Trees

7 November 2011—Determined to have a borehole operational before the start of construction on a [...]

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November 9, 2011  |  No Comments

Small Towns, Big Hearts

A small high school in a small town in Washington State has teamed up with [...]

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November 3, 2011  |  No Comments

For the love of toilets.

Little gets me as excited as showing up to one of our sites and seeing [...]

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November 1, 2011  |  No Comments

Five Years of Building...

We celebrated our 5th birthday with a full house at the ArtsGarden in downtown Indianapolis [...]

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October 28, 2011  |  No Comments

We’re 5 Years Old.

A little more than five years ago, I set out to name a vision of [...]

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October 21, 2011  |  No Comments

Gita – The Whole Story

In the fall of 2005, Jason Franasiak, recent graduate of the College of William & [...]

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October 19, 2011  |  No Comments

Jonah & Sande

Meet Jonah (13) & Sande (14 – pronounced like “Sunday”); two students at the Building [...]

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October 14, 2011  |  No Comments

You’ve met George…...

A while back we introduced you to George, a then 16 year-old who had made [...]

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October 11, 2011  |  No Comments

Meet Agnes

Last week I found myself sitting amongst a group of kids doing my best to [...]

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October 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Matching Gifts Multiplied

A couple of months ago, One Day’s Wages, an organization devoted to eradicating extreme global [...]

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October 3, 2011  |  1 Comment

1.2 Million Reasons to Smile

One awesome evolution of the Building Tomorrow model has been the willingness of communities to [...]

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September 30, 2011  |  2 Comments

Building Tomorrow’s Five...

New outreach to benefit more than 18,000 students.
INDIANAPOLIS — Building Tomorrow, Inc., an Indianapolis-based [...]

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Party Time at Hope College

Here’s some creative fundraising for you: in addition to selling bricks through Building Tomorrow’s OneBrick [...]

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September 28, 2011  |  2 Comments

Proud.

About a year ago, Building Tomorrow teamed up with the Jukes Foundation for Kids to [...]

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September 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Welcome to the team, Edward!

A couple weeks before each visit I make to Uganda, I send our in-country team [...]

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September 22, 2011  |  No Comments

Run, Miles. Run!

Building Tomorrow is a big fan of athletic fundraisers. Aside from our national campaign, Bike [...]

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September 21, 2011  |  No Comments

BT on Good Morning Texas

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September 20, 2011  |  No Comments

Happy (belated) Birthday,...

This 25 (now 26 year-old) donated her birthday to Building Tomorrow via One Day’s Wages [...]

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September 19, 2011  |  No Comments

University of Notre Dame...

Original article in University of Notre Dame School of Architecture Newsletter, September 19, 2011
Building Tomorrow [...]

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September 16, 2011  |  No Comments

Here We Go!

Do you remember the day you realized, ‘wow, I’m a big kid now?’
That’s the feeling [...]

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September 13, 2011  |  1 Comment

Notre Dame Design:Build

In the fall of 2008, Elijah Pearce, a then undergraduate in the University of Notre [...]

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September 8, 2011  |  No Comments

BT Featured in The Daily Texan

The UT chapter of Building Tomorrow hosted a lecture this past Wednesday by the organization’s [...]

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September 7, 2011  |  No Comments

BT Across the US of A.

Our college chapters & young supporters are back in action with big plans for the [...]

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September 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Labor Day Lemonade Stands

Hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! We’re especially excited about how Braden Stelljes [...]

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Needs and Deeds

Design between architecture’s practice and academy for areas in need.
By: Angie Schmitt [...]

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September 2, 2011  |  No Comments

UT Tabling for BT

Kappa Kappa Gammas at the University of Texas at Austin are back on-campus and tabling [...]

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August 30, 2011  |  No Comments

A School Day in Uganda

While our students in Uganda are currently on break and won’t be back in school [...]

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August 25, 2011  |  No Comments

What’s in your backpack?

Students across the country are headed back to school this week. And even if you [...]

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August 23, 2011  |  No Comments

If this is what 13 year-olds...

Building Tomorrow is founded on the belief that young people are not only full of [...]

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August 18, 2011  |  No Comments

BT, It’s Been Real

Whether we want to believe it or not, the summer is almost over. Today is [...]

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August 16, 2011  |  No Comments

Corn, Corn, and More Corn.

Last Friday, BT was given a pretty great opportunity to work the corn booth at [...]

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August 12, 2011  |  No Comments

#PhotoOfTheDay

We often explain the work of BT using words to describe the schools we build, [...]

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August 10, 2011  |  1 Comment

It’s Our Job Now…

“…to appreciate what we have and work to better opportunities for others.”
It is our mission [...]

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August 8, 2011  |  1 Comment

A Read-a-Thon for Education

This summer we’ve made a point to tell the incredible stories of our BTers and [...]

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August 4, 2011  |  No Comments

the BT Chip-In, sponsored by...

Calling all Indiana Golfers – Close out the summer golf season at the Building Tomorrow [...]

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August 2, 2011  |  No Comments

#BTweetathon

If you follow us on twitter, maybe you’ve heard a little bit about today’s #BTweetathon. [...]

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July 29, 2011  |  No Comments

Moment of Obligation – ...

Building Tomorrow’s Founder & Chief Dreamer, George Srour, shared with us what he considers to [...]

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July 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Tubasanyukidde

As the school year approaches, our BT chapters are hard at work. Chapter leaders are [...]

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July 25, 2011  |  No Comments

Unrecognized Talent

As the world’s youngest nation, Uganda is a country full of hope and promise. It [...]

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July 22, 2011  |  2 Comments

At Home and Abroad

Lately, our critics have asked us why we choose to work in Uganda when there [...]

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July 20, 2011  |  No Comments

A Birthday Wish for Education

Every year we wait impatiently to celebrate the one day that is all about us [...]

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July 18, 2011  |  No Comments

Meet George and Edith

In Uganda, one child’s education is a community affair. Today we’d like to introduce two [...]

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July 15, 2011  |  No Comments

The Cost of Doing Nothing

A lot of organizations will tell you how little it costs to make a difference [...]

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July 13, 2011  |  1 Comment

Drum Roll Please…

BT Nation, get excited, because earlier this week, Building Tomorrow officially joined forces with an [...]

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July 11, 2011  |  No Comments

Meet Esther and Gertrude at...

Over the past few weeks, we’ve shared many stories about our BT supporters in the [...]

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July 8, 2011  |  No Comments

Everyone is Building Tomorrow

So you’ve browsed the “Get Involved” page on our website and identified with our cause. [...]

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July 6, 2011  |  1 Comment

Why Are You Building Tomorrow?

How exactly do volunteers and donors differentiate one non-profit organization from the next? We wondered, [...]

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July 4, 2011  |  No Comments

Random Opportunities for...

BT supporters have come across our cause in more ways than we are even aware [...]

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July 1, 2011  |  3 Comments

You Are What You Wear

People and societies are deliberate in choosing how to dress themselves, because clothes fill more [...]

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June 29, 2011  |  No Comments

LugaFlow Flavor

So earlier this week we released our very first music video – a cover of [...]

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June 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Build

Maybe you didn’t know this about us, but the Building Tomorrow Team is made up [...]

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June 24, 2011  |  No Comments

James Wood High School

We got an exciting letter in the mail on Monday from a young BT supporter. [...]

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June 22, 2011  |  No Comments

The Ndere Dance Troupe

If you’ve ever traveled to Uganda, chances are you’ve witnessed a performance by the famous [...]

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June 20, 2011  |  No Comments

The Beautiful Game in Uganda

Athletic competition is an important part of most cultures worldwide. The popularity of such events [...]

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June 17, 2011  |  1 Comment

“Be serious and you will...

Building Tomorrow’s Country Director in Uganda, Joseph Kaliisa, addresses a group of P7 (7th grade) [...]

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June 16, 2011  |  No Comments

The very first Bike to Uganda

Although our founder, George Srour, hails from the College of William & Mary, Building Tomorrow’s [...]

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June 14, 2011  |  1 Comment

If you’ve seen a lot of...

Then our profile picture campaign is working. So far 100 Building Tomorrow supporters have changed [...]

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June 9, 2011  |  No Comments

Today is Ugandan Heroes’...

So we thought we’d take the time to recognize all of the incredible students and [...]

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June 7, 2011  |  No Comments

Storms rolling in

Storms roll in during rainy season over the future Building Tomorrow Academy of Kyeitabya.

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June 3, 2011  |  No Comments

BT Interns on ‘TV’...

Check out the interview one of our Social Media Interns, Estelle Rousseau, had with The [...]

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June 2, 2011  |  No Comments

So when we say we’re...

…we mean we’re in the business of making the world a better place. Social entrepreneurship [...]

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May 31, 2011  |  No Comments

Learn Luganda

Building Tomorrow is launching a new Twitter campaign to help our associates and supporters learn [...]

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May 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Changing the future starts...

(via Matthew Tully, Indianapolis Star)
As I walked out of a restaurant recently, Jim Morris, the [...]

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May 26, 2011  |  No Comments

A is for Avocado

Jjumba Cyprian is a soft-spoken man. Three years ago as construction began at the Building [...]

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May 24, 2011  |  No Comments

Why We Do What We Do – A...

The number of charities and organizations representing various causes can be overwhelming. The search term [...]

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May 19, 2011  |  No Comments

YesKidzCan!

Here at BT, we know a good thing when we see it. And YesKidzCan! is [...]

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May 10, 2011  |  No Comments

Building Communities

Last summer, Natalie Sutton founded a chapter of Building Tomorrow at the University of North [...]

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Bubeezi Under Construction

Construction continues on the third & final classroom block at the Building Tomorrow Academy of [...]

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April 27, 2011  |  No Comments

Construction at Kyeitabya

The ring beam was recently cast at on the 1st classroom block at the BT [...]

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April 18, 2011  |  No Comments

The Road Ahead

Over the last 24 hours, the Building Tomorrow staff have received a number of e-mails, [...]

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April 12, 2011  |  No Comments

On Reflection – Students...

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April 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Plan B

One of the many things we’ve learned over time at Building Tomorrow is the importance [...]

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Awesome event signage

Check out this awesome signage put up by the Building Tomorrow chapter at Davidson College [...]

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April 5, 2011  |  No Comments

Place a brick.

(The following is a poem written by one of our supporters, Fernanda Cámara. We hope [...]

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Symbolic bike ride funds new...

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March 31, 2011  |  No Comments

U.Va. Duo Receives Davis...

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March 28, 2011  |  No Comments

Getting involved is easier...

As Building Tomorrow gets bigger and bigger, more people are joining this great cause. One [...]

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March 22, 2011  |  No Comments

World Water Day

Amazzi.
If you’re at a Building Tomorrow site, amazzi is a vital ingredient. Not only [...]

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March 16, 2011  |  No Comments

A mother’s smile

Nabaseruka Specioza smiles at the opening ceremony of the Building Tomorrow Academy of Sentigi, the [...]

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March 14, 2011  |  No Comments

What does an education cost?

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March 8, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Gertrude

Gertrude Nanugga has lived in Gita, Uganda her whole life. She has seven children and [...]

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In honor of International...

Four years ago when our Building Tomorrow country director arrived for his first meeting in [...]

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February 25, 2011  |  No Comments

90 Percent.

For four years we have shared with you some pretty exciting stories—new Building Tomorrow Academies [...]

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February 24, 2011  |  No Comments

Helping To Build Uganda’...

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February 22, 2011  |  1 Comment

Director’s Take: Uganda&...

As elections have consumed Uganda over the last few weeks, many supporters and colleagues have [...]

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What Did Your Education Cost?

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February 19, 2011  |  No Comments

Indianapolis business...

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February 17, 2011  |  2 Comments

Jomba – Footage of the...

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Introducing…the BT...

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon to officially declare the new…

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February 14, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Bubeezi

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Building Tomorrow, One...

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February 11, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week:...

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February 9, 2011  |  No Comments

3 campaigners, 6 years, 7...

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February 8, 2011  |  No Comments

video of the week: Updates...

Check out photos & video footage from our latest trip to Uganda! Academies featured: Gita, [...]

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What can you do with a dollar?

In 90 seconds, we can make one brick in Uganda.
In time, we’ll make 24,000 bricks.
And [...]

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February 4, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #5

The BT Academy of Jomba (#7) is open!

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February 3, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #4

Community members, family & friends of future BT students worked together to ready the BT [...]

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February 2, 2011  |  1 Comment

Jomba #3

A HUGE thank you to the City of Indianapolis and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls [...]

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February 1, 2011  |  No Comments

Jomba #2

Community leaders (in yellow) celebrate the opening of their new Academy with lots and lots [...]

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January 31, 2011  |  No Comments

Your School Costs a Lot More...

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Jomba daily photo 1!

A classroom cleaned & ready for desks at the new BT Academy of Jomba, supported [...]

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January 28, 2011  |  No Comments

What did your education cost?

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Behind the scenes @ Clark...

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January 27, 2011  |  No Comments

video of the week: Clark...

“…and even a child can make big changes, too.” Well said, Clark Elementary.

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Photo of the week: Allan

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January 26, 2011  |  No Comments

School is Expensive

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January 25, 2011  |  No Comments

Building Tomorrow

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What does an education cost?

My dad always told me that nothing in life is free. Turns out…he was right.
In [...]

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January 18, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Jomba’...

Over the weekend, community members, local leaders, BT staff, supporters from the US and even [...]

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January 13, 2011  |  No Comments

Six Campus Groups Receive...

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January 12, 2011  |  1 Comment

Video of the week: BT +...

We’re pretty big fans of bananagrams, if you can’t tell. It’s a great brain-break after [...]

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January 6, 2011  |  No Comments

Photo of the week: Updates...

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