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Walk in their shoes : can one person change the world?

Author: Jim Ziolkowski; James S Hirsch
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Jim Ziolkowski; Jim Ziolkowski; Jim Ziolkowski
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Ziolkowski; James S Hirsch
ISBN: 9781451683554 1451683553 9781451683561 1451683561
OCLC Number: 800031394
Description: xi, 244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The sleeping sickness of the soul --
Fear is useless --
The village of Liberty --
The appalling silence of good people --
The road taken --
Harlem --
Your will be done --
Rayia's smile --
From Darkness to light --
Jack's first day --
The path to redemption --
Staying together --
Ignition.
Responsibility: 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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