February 2017

Sideman & Bancroft Partners with buildOn, Participates in Service Learning Workshops at Local High School


Sideman & Bancroft is proud to announce that it has partnered with buildOn to support and participate in the non-profit’s service learning programs in urban high schools. As part of Sideman’s sponsorship, firm staff and attorneys are working alongside buildOn’s service learning experts to coach students from ARISE high school in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood on topics including college readiness, career development and finan¬cial literacy.

“buildOn’s programs have effected real change in communities across the United States, and we’re honored to help carry out its mission in the Bay Area,” said Kelly McCarthy, a partner at Sideman & Bancroft and a member of buildOn’s West Coast board.

Through its programs, buildOn is committed to ending the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and low expectations. The organization and its corporate partners seek to empower youth to contribute direct service to their communities – working with senior citizens, the homeless and younger children. The organization runs service learning programs in seven high schools in the Bay Area.