BUILD has made a huge impact on me and I truly appreciate all that they do for their students!
– Yarency, BUILD Graduate and Scholarship Recipient
After an unprecedented virtual school year, BUILD was excited to celebrate the accomplishments of our seniors with a socially distance drive-thru graduation! Our 63 graduates were treated to care packages to prepare them for next year, a special meal provided by Paula LeDuc Catering, and a photo booth to celebrate with their families. In addition BUILD recognized the extraordinary financial need facing our graduates as they enter college and expanded student scholarships to help ease the burden. Thanks to our amazing donors, all scholarship applicants will be entering their freshman year with 0 debt!
Program Associate, Itzel Franco, shares how she makes sure student needs are met no matter what the circumstances.
What inspires you to work at BUILD?
Scholarship season has entered the chat. A student and I were sharing comments, deleting sentences, and adding quotes to an amazing application, but the stress of the rush gave me high blood pressure all night. The experience itself was funny enough to make it memorable, it was even better when they won the scholarship.
What do you hope for our students to learn from their BUILD experience?
How would BUILD have helped you as a student?
We are excited to officially welcome BUILD Boston's new Regional Executive Director, Betsy Neptune! Betsy comes to us with many years of experience as an executive leader and brings to BUILD wisdom and experience in entrepreneurship, economic development, coaching, team development, and nonprofit management.
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