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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?
Title
Walk in their shoes
Title remainder
can one person change the world?
Statement of responsibility
Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 uphis 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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Biography type
contains biographical information
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Ziolkowski, Jim
Dewey number
370.11/1091724
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hirsch, James S
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  • Fundamental education
  • School buildings
  • Humanitarian assistance, American
  • After-school programs
  • BuildOn (Organization)
  • Ziolkowski, Jim
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Label
Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?, Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0011598254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451683554
Lccn
2013007991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?, Jim Ziolkowski, founder of buildOn with James S. Hirsch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0011598254
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 244 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781451683554
Lccn
2013007991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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