An Incomparable Bond
In 16 years, more than 3,600 young adults have participated in Bike & Build. These Bike & Build alumni share an incredibly unique and special bond. They have a deep connection to service and each other.
To gauge the impact Bike & Build had on these young adults, an alumni survey was conducted in 2017, and we are happy to report we are achieving our mission to generate a community of civically engaged adults.
volunteer at least once a year*
volunteer at least once a month
engage in advocacy
likely to vote
*Yet only 26% of Colleges Students and 22% of Millennials volunteer at least once a year
became more certain of their career/academic goals
increased their likelihood for a career in Affordable Housing
felt Bike & Build helped further their goals
All of a sudden you have this incredible network of people in your life, all aligned with the same values. And it’s not just riders, but hosts, families that would provide meals, organizations that let us do work for them, even though they had to put a lot of energy into coordinating us… These are all people who no matter where they came from all came together around this cause. Everybody values that spirit of going on this adventure to do that work.Kristin AndersonME2SB'13
I consider them my family. The bond we share is so unique and special I can’t compare it to anything else.Pierce BrothersP2S'14
Bike & Build is by far the most challenging, rewarding, unbelievable experience I've ever had. I can't imagine my life now without having done it.Ashton GreerCUS'14
Bike & Build changed my life. I am a different person than I was last May. I am more confident, more self-assured and self-reliant. I have a growth mindset. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program.Corinne HenkP2S'15