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Tunaalabagana

This time four years ago, graduation was quickly approaching and I still was a bit unsure of what was next. I had spent the last [...]

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March 3, 2014  |  No Comments

Education is…

UNC Building Tomorrow created a chalk board with the phrase “Education is…” The organization members were the first to fill in what education meant to [...]

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February 25, 2014  |  No Comments

Spread the word…we’...

do you…

have experience of successfully working alongside a team of diverse individuals?
have a passion for education equality and believe in empowering young people?
consider yourself a [...]

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December 16, 2013  |  No Comments

Keeping the end in mind

Samford University Chapter’s Building Tomorrow Focus Week 2013
When it comes to logistics, the Samford University chapter of Building Tomorrow is a study in perseverance and [...]

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December 11, 2013  |  No Comments

Perspective and a ‘Walk...

“My goal for Building Tomorrow at Pinecrest is not only to raise money to build a classroom but to raise awareness about how privileged we [...]

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May 15, 2013  |  No Comments

Meet our interns!

Yesterday was the first day in the office for our summer interns and we couldn’t be more excited to have them on board. Those of [...]

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April 28, 2013  |  No Comments

Help Others Through Education

Originally posted by Lucy Reser on April 28, 2013 on the Wofford College Blog
Through my interviews and experiences in all three countries I have learned [...]

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February 21, 2013  |  No Comments

We’re hiring!

We invite interested individuals to apply for our USA-based Director of Development (aka Financial Optimist) position.
This newly-created position will afford the chosen applicant with [...]

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February 5, 2013  |  No Comments

Now in stock.

Order your Building Tomorrow t-shirt today!
+ American Apparel
+ unisex fit
+ 50/50 cotton blend (aka – super soft!)
+ heather black
+ available small-xxl
$25 (including shipping)
Contact info [...]

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December 18, 2012  |  No Comments

Forbes 30 Under 30: Social...

Original article featured on Forbes by Randall Lane
Building Tomorrow’s Founder & Chief Dreamer, George Srour, was recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Social [...]

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November 5, 2012  |  No Comments

Bear Hugs

I’m a huge Alabama football fan. If you know me, you’re probably rolling your eyes right now. But I seriously just love the team, the [...]

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October 24, 2012  |  No Comments

You’re the missing piece

Building Tomorrow’s work is only made possible by the cumulative efforts of countless individuals. In essence, our work is one big puzzle and we succeed [...]

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October 2, 2012  |  No Comments

Day 13 of my road trip!

Today is one day before the 2 week mark of this crazy road trip. I’ve driven over 1600 miles, through 5 states, visiting 8 colleges [...]

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September 19, 2012  |  No Comments

…and we’re off!

And so the road trip has begun! I’m officially reporting from my first stop, Nashville, TN hanging out in the Vanderbilt bookstore before meeting with [...]

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August 13, 2012  |  No Comments

Special Olympics Volunteer...

by: guest blogger, Special Olympics via The Case Foundation
In June, we released what we believe are five elements to a fearless approach in solving some [...]

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July 30, 2012  |  No Comments

News from UNC

Hear from Julia Heelan, current Co-Director of the Building Tomorrow chapter at UNC-Chapel Hill, about why she got involved, what her chapter is up to [...]

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July 9, 2012  |  No Comments

Have a summer birthday?

So your birthday is coming up soon, you know the exact number of days until the special event arrives. Pure enjoyment pulses through your body [...]

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July 6, 2012  |  1 Comment

Indianapolis for the summer&...

I never imagined spending the summer after my Junior year of college in the cornfields, a.k.a Indianapolis. But here’s how I got here…
Watch this first.
My [...]

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June 29, 2012  |  No Comments

News from Furman University,...

Our chapter of BT at Furman University has just gotten started. I first heard about Building Tomorrow when George came to speak at Furman. [...]

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May 31, 2012  |  No Comments

You Can Do It, Too

Today is the last day for CH2M HILL Harambee Network R.E.A.CH.back Campaign. They’ve done a wonderful job raising money and are close to reaching their [...]

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April 27, 2012  |  No Comments

Hope Biked to Uganda!

On Friday, April 20th, the Building Tomorrow chapter at Hope College in Holland, MI Biked to Uganda and raised $4,023 towards a new BT academy [...]

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April 25, 2012  |  1 Comment

Reflections on CGI-U

Liz Braden, my chapter advisor, sent me an e-mail asking if I wanted to spend the weekend in Washington D.C. with Bill Clinton. It took [...]

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April 12, 2012  |  No Comments

Building Tomorrow chapter...

written by: Callie Cox l Staff Writer | Doane Line
Passion drives him to help women and children in Uganda, he is fluent in eight languages [...]

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April 6, 2012  |  No Comments

Students bike to raise...

originally in the Indiana Daily Student
written by Michael Majchrowicz
photo credit: Chet Strange, Indiana Daily Student

During the last two days, IU students traveled 7,500 miles without [...]

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March 15, 2012  |  No Comments

Health & Education

“The best way to cyclically improve health is by giving children an education.”
We’ve always been big believers that getting involved and being involved in our [...]

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March 13, 2012  |  1 Comment

Service Learning at Mercer

“I want to experience the kind of happiness that comes from helping someone and getting nothing in return,”
wrote Brianne Bower, an honors student at [...]

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March 6, 2012  |  1 Comment

Dream big!

A couple of weeks ago we got an email, completely out of the blue, from Sydni, a youth director from St. Peter’s United Methodist Church [...]

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February 22, 2012  |  No Comments

Organization raising money to...

By John Roberts, Newspage Editor & Erikah Haavie, Contributing Writer
Furman University Campus News
7,613 miles: The approximate distance between Greenville, S.C., and Kampala, Uganda. 3 miles: [...]

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February 16, 2012  |  No Comments

The Importance of Building...

-Hayley Swindell
The Odyssey Online – Texas – Kappa Kappa Gamma
A reoccurring problem that our world seems to constantly be faced with is our twisted way [...]

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January 10, 2012  |  No Comments

The Hip Humanitarian Project...

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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 Ward, my classmate and district governor, made Building Tomorrow her [...]

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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 last Friday and it was a HUGE success. We couldn’t [...]

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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 engaging young people in the United States in the quest [...]

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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 make significant investments in the idea of a community supported [...]

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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 social-profit enterprise has announced a new commitment to construct a [...]

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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 Campaign, students at Hope College in Holland, Michigan organized a [...]

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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 to Uganda, where students attempt to bike the distance from [...]

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September 21, 2011  |  No Comments

BT on Good Morning Texas

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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 is one of the newest student groups at the School [...]

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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 coming over us all right now in the Building Tomorrow [...]

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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 Dame’s School of Architecture, reached out to Building Tomorrow. Elijah [...]

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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 founder, George Srour.

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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 upcoming semester. Kicking things off by making a big splash [...]

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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 celebrated in Williamsburg, VA: a lemonade stand for BT!

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Needs and Deeds

Design between architecture’s practice and academy for areas in need.
By: Angie Schmitt for AIArchitect, Architect Magazine
Imagine you have a $48,000 construction budget [...]

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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 to support BT. Next week they’re hosting our very own [...]

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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 don’t have kids or siblings of your own, it’s a [...]

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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 potential for the future but highly capable of doing great [...]

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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 the last day in the office for us interns here [...]

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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 the Indiana State Fair to benefit our cause. A team [...]

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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 at Building Tomorrow to engage youth in philanthropy and help [...]

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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 what they’re doing to change the world. One such inspiring [...]

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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 Social Investment Council’s 2nd Annual BT Chip-In, sponsored by [...]

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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. Here at Building Tomorrow, we’re serious about the cause for [...]

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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 be his “moment of obligation” – the point at which [...]

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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 making arrangements for call-out meetings, fundraisers, and other activities on [...]

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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 is so much need at home. The education system in [...]

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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 – our birthday. Most birthdays revolve around cake, a song, [...]

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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 awesome organization called One Day’s Wages. Through this partnership we [...]

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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. You’re passionate about education equality and that makes Building Tomorrow [...]

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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, too – so here are a few statements from our [...]

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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 of, so it comes as no surprise when Ellie Chernosky [...]

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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 “Shoop” by Salt-N-Pepa. We like to think that it’s made [...]

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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 of a pretty sweet (and gangster) group of people. We’ve [...]

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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. Emily Crawford, a Key Club student at James Wood High [...]

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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 first official fundraiser took place at his rival school – [...]

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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 their profile-pictures to our logo as a way of pledging [...]

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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 individuals who dedicate themselves to Building Tomorrow everyday. We often [...]

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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 “non-profit organizations” itself gets 38,800,000 hits on Google. So it’s [...]

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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 definitely a good thing. This organization supports social entrepreneurism and [...]

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April 12, 2011  |  No Comments

On Reflection – Students...

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March 31, 2011  |  No Comments

U.Va. Duo Receives Davis...

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