San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013
buildOn is celebrating Bay Area youth and their commitment to local and global service at its annual buildOn Bay Area Dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. The event will support buildOns afterschool programs in under served Bay Area high schools, and the construction of primary schools in developing countries across the globe.
Diane Dywer, Weekend Anchor for NBC Bay Area News, is hosting the dinner which raises more than $ 600,000 annually to fund buildOns work in the Bay Area. The dinner will recognize TMG Partners for its commitment to quality education and for supporting buildOns program at home and abroad.
“We are excited to celebrate our 10th Annual Bay Area Dinner with our loyal supporters, said Catarina Schwab, buildOn Vice President of the West Coast. Each year, this event allows us to expand our work in the Bay Area, ensuring that more students have access to quality afterschool programs that develop character, citizenship and academic engagement.
buildOn launched its Afterschool Service Program in the Bay Area in 2001. Since then, buildOn students from San Francisco and Oakland have contributed hundreds of hours of service each week by tutoring children, feeding the homeless and volunteering at senior citizen homes. Forty Bay Area students a year travel to some of the poorest countries in the planet, including Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua and Senegal to help build schools. Through buildOn, students from the United States realize their ability to change lives, including their own. Ninety-four percent of buildOn youth not only graduate from high school, but go on to college.
The Dinner Honorary Committee includes: Richard A. Carranza, Superintendent San Francisco Unified School District; Kelly Clark, Gold Medal Olympic Snowboarder; George Gasc