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

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

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Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?
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Walk in their shoes
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can one person change the world?
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Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
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"The powerful, personal story of Jim Ziolkowski, the man behind the organization buildOn--which turns inner city teens into community leaders at home and abroad--and his inspiring mission to change the world one community at a time.Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with students in their communities. Under Jim's leadership, buildOn volunteers have contributed more than 850,000 hours of community service, and the organization has constructed more than 430 schools worldwide, from the South Bronx, to Detroit, Chicago, and Oakland, to Haiti, Senegal, Nicaragua, and Nepal.Walk in Their Shoes is packed with the ingredients of a powerful bestseller as it traces Jim's story from his transformation from a thrill-seeking twenty-something backpacker, to a Harlem-based idealist trying to launch a not-for-profit organization, and finally to the head of buildOn.Ziolkowski compellingly chronicles his exciting story of worldwide travel and adventure, creating a moving portrait of the power of faith, teamwork, and the boundless potential of the human spirit. Blessed with relentless optimism and an unshakable faith, both of which have fortified his commitment to the poor and the underprivileged, Jim Ziolkowski's inspirational memoir reveals that helping and empathizing with others can help--and heal--ourselves. "--
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Walk in their shoes
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Moved by the extreme poverty that he'd witnessed abroad, Ziolkowski left a fast-track corporate finance job at age 25 to investigate how one person -- him -- could make a change. Despite being bitten by poisonous snakes and suffering malaria and dysentery on multiple continents -- as well as having guns aimed at him in South Africa and Harlem -- he successfuly founded an ambitious, successful nonprofit to fight global illiteracy and aid inner-city youth in America. Readers interested in the value of travel as a catalyst for self-reinvention and positive social change will delight in his journey. - Description by Dawn Towery
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370.11/1091724
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Z56 2013
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non fiction
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Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?, Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
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Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?, Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
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pages cm
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9781451683561
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2013007991

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