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

Ziolkowski, Jim, author. (Author). Hirsch, James S., author. (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler Public Library - Butler 370.11 ZIO (Text) 73174005023470 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Monon Town and Township Public Library - Monon 370.11 ZIO (Text) 36825000784999 Non-Fiction Available -
Seymour Main Library 370.11 ZIOLKOWS (Text) 9781451683561S On Order On order -

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  • ISBN: 9781451683554 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9781451683561 (trade paperback)
  • Physical Description: xi, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.

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Summary, etc.: "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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Fundamental education > Developing countries.
School buildings > Developing countries > Design and construction.
Humanitarian assistance, American > Developing countries.
After-school programs > United States.
BuildOn (Organization)
Ziolkowski, Jim > Travel.
SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.

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