Help us unleash the potential of our young people to discover their passions and impact their world.

We believe every young person deserves the opportunity to discover their passion, to build the skills and mindsets to realize their dreams, and to make a positive impact on their community and the world.

Through rigorous academics, personalized learning, and a caring environment, Building 21 schools prepare students not only for college, but for maintaining a purposeful, well-balanced life.

Our current public school funding mechanisms fail to provide the adequate resources to meet the needs of the students in our schools. Over 90% of our families live in poverty, and we know that students living in poverty face greater obstacles on their pathways to success. However, research also shows that school models, like Building 21, that intentionally and thoughtfully address the unique needs of young people can have a dramatic positive impact on their life outcomes.

Will you join our partnership of individual donors, community partners and foundations, investing in the most important asset of all – a world-class, public education for all students, regardless of background?

Together, we can build stronger, smarter, and more compassionate leaders for our community and our world.


Building 21 is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID:47-2514219.

Gifts of all sizes make a difference in providing transformative educational technology, supplies, safe and supportive learning spaces, teacher development, after-school enrichment opportunities, and more!

There are multiple methods to make your gift.