Walk in their Shoes by Jim Ziolkowski
October 4, 2013: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Jim Ziolkowski left a career in corporate finance to begin buildOn, an organization that turns inner-city teens into community leaders. Hear Jim's story and learn how the power of service is transforming communities worldwide.
Union League Club
65 West Jackson Blvd
$35 members/ $40 non-members
Jim Ziolkowski (Speaker)
Jim Ziolkowski is the Founder, President and CEO of buildOn, a non-profit organization that builds schools in developing countries while also running after school service programs in America's toughest inner-cities. Inspired by his own travels to some of the most impoverished countries in the world and his experiences living in Harlem, Jim derailed his fast-track career in corporate finance at GE to dedicate his life to buildOn.
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 shcools worldwide. Together, they are breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations in their own lives and transforming their communities.
An international chronicle of faith and the boundless potential of the human spirit, Walk in their Shoes tells the story of Jim's movement and the thousands of young people who have decided to step forward, step up, and make a difference. 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.