Builders Beyond Borders

aka B3   |   Norwalk, CT   |  www.buildersbeyondborders.org

Mission

Our Mission Statement is to Build a Better World. Our Vision is To build a better world by engaging high school students in work projects that improve local and global communities, facilitate personal growth and cultural exchange, and ignite a lifelong passion for volunteerism. Our Core Values are to Empower students
, Act with integrity
, Work collaboratively
, Cultivate leadership
, Experience and embrace cultures, Advocate for a community of giving. The B3 Promise is To stand against discrimination, violence and prejudice. To listen and learn. To be honest, empathetic and compassionate. To continue to take every opportunity to make our communities a better place and Build a Better World.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Amy Schroeder-Riggio

Main address

66 Fort Point St

Norwalk, CT 06855 USA

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Formerly known as

Kingdom Builders

EIN

01-0566395

NTEE code info

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Leadership Development

Through our partnership with service organizations, both local and global, the B3 program engages student volunteers in community service projects and provides leadership development opportunities for our students.

The Student Advisor Program is open to high school seniors and provides these student leaders with a training program to enhance and develop leadership skills. This program focuses on activities and exercises targeted at team building. Meeting throughout the year, students become familiar with the skills needed to become a strong leader – patience, leading by example, listening skills, humor, flexibility, sound decision making, communication, motivational skills, recognizing others for their contributions, utilizing talents of those around them, knowing when to ask for help, building consensus, and confidence.

The Student Ambassador Program is open to high school juniors and seniors.
B3 Ambassadors serve as representatives promoting the B3 program at school and community events. The Ambassador program develops public speaking and network skills, as well as provides marketing, event planning and social media experience.

The Amigo Program, open to all returning students, is an opportunity to build leadership skills while helping new students become familiar with B3. Amigos are new student mentors, helping to connect students, build enthusiasm and prepare for the local and global service aspects of the program. In addition, Amigos gain event planning experience.

The B3 Advisory Board consists of students, adult volunteers, parents of students (both enrolled in the program and alumni) and community members that have a strong connection to the organization. This leadership opportunity offers students the chance to not only work with their peers and adults to improve the organization but to also take on leadership resonsonsibilites for Advisory Board led events throughout the year.

Internships for both high school and college students provide additional opportunities for student leadership, growth and development.

B3 leadership programs are offered to a wide range of students and have proven to be not only an important developmental step for our students, but beneficial to the local and global communities where we work.



Builders Beyond Borders assists multiple populations – the student and adult volunteers enrolled in the program as well as the larger local and global communities we serve.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

Where we work

Financials

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Builders Beyond Borders

Board of directors
as of 8/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Howard Greene

Retired

Term: 2018 - 2024

Steve Lewine

UBS Financial Services Investments

Amy Schroeder-Riggio

Builders Beyond Borders

Kristen Wendt

Citi Group

Elizabeth Kells

Martine Trinka

Joe Palmer

Mike Aitkenhead

Weston High School

Colleen Claflin

Northwestern University

Howard Greene

Moira Lynch

Norwalk Public Schools

Elizabeth Mauer

Bloomberg LP

Thomas Shanley

Lisa Wolak

Weston Public Schools

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/2/2021,

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

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