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Save The Date: BUILDFest National

Save The Date: BUILDFest National

Join us on March 25th, 2021 for the premiere of BUILDFest National: BUILDing the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs where we’ll showcase regional finalists of BUILD’s COVID-19 Virtual Design Challenges with […]...

December 21, 2020News

BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by Congress

BUILD Supports Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Launched by Congress

Congress just launched the Next Generation Entrepreneur Corps Act Read the Full Press Release “The Next Generation Entrepreneurship Corps program will aid in the small business recovery of distressed regions. […]...

December 4, 2020News

Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1st

Join BUILD’s Women Bridging Communities Event on December 1st

As part of our #BUILDBridges Campaign, join BUILD NYC and our student entrepreneurs for a fireside chat with Lisa Price, the Founder of Carol’s Daughter, and Erica Culpepper, BUILD board member and L’Oreal’s General Manager, […]...

November 18, 2020NYC

Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Invests $3M in BUILD.org to Reimagine Education During COVID

Jack Dorsey’s #StartSmall Invests $3M in BUILD.org to Reimagine Education During COVID

Twitter and Square Co-Founder and CEO, Jack Dorsey donates $3 million through his #StartSmall initiative to support BUILD.org’s digital initiatives that are reimagining education during COVID-19 and beyond. This investment […]...

October 8, 2020National

BUILD Boston Introduces Christina Luconi as New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Board Members

BUILD Boston Introduces Christina Luconi as New Board Chair and Welcomes Three New Board Members

We are thrilled to announce that Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer at Rapid7, is stepping up into the role of Board Chair for BUILD Boston’s Advisory Board. Christina has served […]...

October 2, 2020News

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board

BUILD Announces New Co-Chairman of BUILD’s National Board

BUILD.org announced today that it has appointed Roy Hirshland, CEO of T3 Advisors, as Co-Chairman of the National Board of Directors for BUILD effective September 22nd. Roy previously served as […]...

September 23, 2020News

Students Rebuild Launches Challenge to Celebrate Student and Educator Changemakers

Students Rebuild Launches Challenge to Celebrate Student and Educator Changemakers

Changemaker Challenge will donate up to $1 million to groups supporting youth and educators leading change September 22, 2020 — Today, Students Rebuild, a Bezos Family Foundation program that mobilizes […]...

September 22, 2020News

Comcast NBCUniversal Partners with BUILD.org to Create Free Digital Curriculum for Educators Serving Under-Resourced Students

Comcast NBCUniversal Partners with BUILD.org to Create Free Digital Curriculum for Educators Serving Under-Resourced Students

Original Press Release San Francisco, September 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ BUILD and Comcast NBCUniversal are introducing a new virtual digital curriculum to help teachers and out of school providers as students […]...

September 16, 2020News

CityLine: WCVB 5 Feature on Ayele Shakur, BUILD CEO and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity Officer of Boston Public Schools

CityLine: WCVB 5 Feature on Ayele Shakur, BUILD CEO and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity Officer of Boston Public Schools

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September 8, 2020News

BUILD a Better You Challenge Powered by LogMeIn Raises $25K for Digital Curriculum

BUILD a Better You Challenge Powered by LogMeIn Raises $25K for Digital Curriculum

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August 26, 2020News

5 Minutes With… Ayele Shakur of BUILD.org

5 Minutes With… Ayele Shakur of BUILD.org

Published by the Boston Business Journal August 13, 2020 Philanthropy & Nonprofits Q&A By Shafaq Patel – Contributing Writer Read Full Article Summary: “The pandemic has brought to light many […]...

August 13, 2020National

NYC Virtual Flash Pitch Competition & Celebration

NYC Virtual Flash Pitch Competition & Celebration

In late June, BUILD NYC premiered our first ever Virtual Flash Pitch Competition and Celebration. Selected from over 40 remarkable teams, six groups pitched to a panel of esteemed judges. […]...

August 12, 2020NYC

Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurs

Celebration of Youth Entrepreneurs

In June 2020, BUILD DC created our first-ever week-long online voting experience, Fund a Future! Participants were able to browse student teams, watch video pitches, review financial projections and marketing […]...

August 11, 2020News

Congratulations to BUILD NYC’s First Graduating Class of Seniors

Congratulations to BUILD NYC’s First Graduating Class of Seniors

We graduated our first cohort of BUILD seniors this June. It was no small feat to ensure that 100% of them graduated on time, particularly during this tumultuous moment in […]...

August 10, 2020News

VCs investing in a pipeline for Boston entrepreneurs of color

VCs investing in a pipeline for Boston entrepreneurs of color

In the wake of the rising Black Lives Matter movement, the Boston venture capital community has universally declared a commitment to addressing the entrepreneurial inequities in our system. Many now […]...

July 24, 2020News

BUILD to Acquire SEED SPOT’s High School Program to Continue the Momentum in Supporting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship for High School Students

BUILD to Acquire SEED SPOT’s High School Program to Continue the Momentum in Supporting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship for High School Students

Official Press Release National nonprofit organizations join forces to support young people with an entrepreneurial mindset   Washington, DC: Two nonprofit organizations – Build.org (www.build.org) and SEED SPOT (www.seedspot.org) – […]...

July 22, 2020News

The Elevate Podcast featuring Ayele Shakur | Building Equity Through Education

The Elevate Podcast featuring Ayele Shakur | Building Equity Through Education

The Elevate Podcast is a podcast about achievement, personal growth and pushing limits in leadership and life. Podcast Host Robert Glazer chats with world-class performers who’ve committed to elevating their […]...

June 26, 2020News

A passion for helping underserved students find entrepreneurial success

A passion for helping underserved students find entrepreneurial success

Written By Lauren Schiffman, Contributing Writer for Fifty Plus Advocate By Fifty Plus Advocate Community Advocate Staff Read Fifty Plus Advocate’s Article Boston – After graduating from Boston University, Ayele […]...

June 1, 2020News

BUILD NYC Senior Leads the Way to Positivity During Pandemic

BUILD NYC Senior Leads the Way to Positivity During Pandemic

When New York went on pause in March, schools, restaurants and museums shuttered. New Yorkers like many others in the rest of the world faced an uncertain new reality.   […]...

May 20, 2020NYC

Breaking down silos that separate students by race and class

Breaking down silos that separate students by race and class

AT A RECENT press briefing, Massachusetts education commissioner Jeff Riley observed that the crisis of COVID-19 school closures is also “an amazing opportunity to think differently about how we educate our […]...

April 29, 2020News

BUILD Awarded Acceptance Into Stand Together’s Elite Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program

BUILD Awarded Acceptance Into Stand Together’s Elite Social Entrepreneurship Catalyst Program

BUILD is proud to announce it has been selected to participate in Stand Together’s Catalyst Program, joining the growing national network of more than 100 high-performing organizations that are transforming […]...

January 30, 2019News

Meet BUILD’s New CEO, Ayele Shakur

Meet BUILD’s New CEO, Ayele Shakur

Ayele Shakur has nearly 30 years of experience as an innovator in urban education. We are thrilled to announce that on June 6, 2018, our National Board of Directors unanimously […]...

July 2, 2018News

BUILD’s Response to New Research on Race and Opportunity in the U.S. as Published in the New York Times

BUILD’s Response to New Research on Race and Opportunity in the U.S. as Published in the New York Times

Last week the New York Times published the powerful findings from a recent study on Race and Opportunity in the U.S.  The study looked at data from 20 million American […]...

March 30, 2018National

BUILD stands with DREAMers

BUILD stands with DREAMers

BUILD’s Executive Committee sent a letter to its staff in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). BUILD strives to always put […]...

September 26, 2017National

BUILD Greater Boston to Honor Jeff Glass and Mic Williams at BUILDfest Wednesday, Oct. 19

BUILD Greater Boston to Honor Jeff Glass and Mic Williams at BUILDfest Wednesday, Oct. 19

One hundred high school entrepreneurs will also be showcasing their businesses at the even...

October 19, 2016News

U.S. Public Education Is Not A Spectator Sport

U.S. Public Education Is Not A Spectator Sport

I recently had the privilege of attending a conference of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a gathering of extraordinary young leaders (the minimum requirements for entry are typically being younger […]...

May 23, 2016News

NFL/TechCrunch “1st & Future”

NFL/TechCrunch “1st & Future”

On, Feb. 6, 2016, the day before Super Bowl 50, BUILD was invited to “pitch” to the owners of the NFL teams and their invited guests on Saturday as part […]...

February 26, 2016News

Venture Capitalists Invest in Student Businesses

Venture Capitalists Invest in Student Businesses

http://build.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/BUILD-VC.m4v Last week sophomore students presented to their venture capital advisors kicking off a year-long relationship where advisors will guide students in growing their business and students will learn what […]...

October 15, 2015Metro DC

BUILD Metro DC Senior College Tour

BUILD Metro DC Senior College Tour

Last week BUILD Metro DC hosted its first college tour of the year for its high school seniors. Many of these students will be the first in their family to […]...

October 15, 2015Metro DC

What would you say to 17 million people?

What would you say to 17 million people?

This is question bidders from all over the world asked themselves when the “Ashton Kutcher Twitter Takeover” package was live on Charity Buzz.   Ashton generously donated this once in a lifetime […]...

April 20, 2015National

A Taste of Entrepreneurship Success!

A Taste of Entrepreneurship Success!

BUILD: Metro DC’s Regional Executive Director, Bryce Jacobs; Gala Honoree, Chef Jose Andres; BUILD President, Chuck Salte...

April 20, 2015National

The 5th Annual BUILD Gala

The 5th Annual BUILD Gala

With generous contributions from our investors, the Gala raised $1.8 million...

April 20, 2015National

We’re in the New York Times!

We’re in the New York Times!

It’s official – BUILD made it into the New York Times! Read about our work, from our friend David Bornstein, author of“How to Change the World,” and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, here. “When […]...

March 6, 2015News

NYC, here we come!

NYC, here we come!

On October 29, BUILD hosted its first ever NYC event.  Friends and family of BUILD gathered at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen to get an update on our work, hear […]...

February 19, 2015National

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Showcase One Takes Boston by Storm

Our young entrepreneurs sure showed the snow – and our judges – at BUILD’s annual Showcase One! Over the last three weeks, BUILD freshman students in our four schools competed against each […]...

February 18, 2015National

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

BUILD in Boston’s Third Annual Open House Event

On January 20th, students, mentors and friends to BUILD gathered to witness our Downtown Youth Business Incubator in action! Ayele Shakur, BUILD in Boston’s Regional Executive Director, kicked off BUILD […]...

January 30, 2015National

Should Schools Teach Personality?

Should Schools Teach Personality?

Well – yes!  But not in isolation. BUILD’s program teaches students six skills – Spark Skills – that, in this article, are considered personality traits.   We teach these skills in […]...

January 10, 2015National

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