Courtney & Company designer, Wendy Hu, traveled to Nicaragua with buildOn’s founder, Jim Ziolkowski, to capture stories and progress from the field. Wendy art directed photo shoots and video shoots, edited in the field and posted remotely to Jim’s newly launched blog. The efforts were part of a larger campaign to provide buildOn volunteers, donors and partners real-time stories of buildOn’s work in action, from the field, as it’s happening. Over 20 stories, photos and video clips have been posted from the trek, which included 11 students from various Detroit high schools. They traveled to a remote village in Nicaragua to break ground on a school.
Additional video’s from that trip as well new updates will be posted from buildOn’s ongoing after school program work here in the states.