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BUILD’s First Ever In-Person


October 17-18

The SoLa Beehive

1000 E 60th St, Los Angeles, CA

The Hoxton

1060 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Board members from across BUILD Nation are coming together, to learn from our collective wisdom and to solve problems as a community to advance our mission


Please RSVP to Michelle Hill at mhill@build.org by
Sept 15 if you need a hotel room. First 50 Board members to let Michelle know by then are guaranteed a room.

Joining us will be BUILD’s executive leaders, students, educators and partners. Strengthen existing bonds and forge new relationships with like-minded individuals who share our passion for positive change.

For the first time, Board members from across BUILD Nation are coming together, to learn from our collective wisdom and to solve problems as a community to advance our mission. 

Our retreat will begin at the Hoxton Hotel on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, the retreat will be at the very cool SOLA Beehive, a space that holds the first Black-owned craft brewery in California, a Black-owned and designed art gallery for South LA emerging creatives, and a state-of-the-art Technology and Entrepreneurship Center to develop future tech leaders of South LA.

Schedule of Events

Dates: October 17-19 (Retreat sessions Oct 17-18)


 Day 1: Tuesday October 17

  • Evening: Retreat kicks off with Board community building and dinner at The Hoxton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA


Day 2: Wednesday October 18

  • Retreat sessions 9am-6pm at SoLa Beehive, Los Angeles, CA

  • Evening: Social activities (optional) or travel home


Day 3: Thursday October 19 

  • Travel home for those who didn’t leave the night before


A Message from BUILD's CEO

Here's a glimpse of what awaits you:


  • Keynote speakers discussing BUILD’s moment in time and our strategic vision

  • Learning directly from students and teachers about their pain points and opportunities

  • Board members’ tackling some of our most pressing strategic challenges. Board members working in small teams to help solve our greatest strategic challenges 

  • Lots of fun, celebration, and community building


Celebrating Impact

Together, we’ll celebrate the remarkable impact of the BUILD program and the lives transformed through our collective efforts. Get ready for an extraordinary experience filled with inspiration, collaboration, and celebration of the incredible impact we’ve collectively achieved through the BUILD program. 


This retreat is all about connecting with fellow board members, engaging with amazing speakers, students and educators, and basking in the sense of accomplishment that comes from empowering communities.


To support board members attending, BUILD will cover up to 2 nights hotel stay, plus all of your meals during the retreat. 

 Please RSVP or send any questions to Michelle Hill at mhill@build.org. Please contact Michele by Sept 15 if you need a room. The first 50 board members to contact her will be guaranteed a room. 



1. iPhone, iPad, Zoom and Loom are all choices of recording tools for their video presentation 
2. Record with both students and their presentation in view
3. Record horizontally for the best view of the students and their presentation
4. Follow Presentation Diagram to the Right


- Make eye contact with the camera
- Notecards may be used as cue cards
•Pro Tip: Notecards should avoid having a full script
- Even when you are not speaking, don’t forget the camera is still recording!
•Be aware of your body language while you and your business partners are speaking
- Everyone has an opportunity to speak
- Professional dress is encouraged
- Practice makes perfect
•Practice how you will transition from each speaker
•Project your voice when you speak​

Follow positioning format Above

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