In our third year in New York, BUILD is serving over 400 students at 8 partner schools in under-resourced communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island. Next year, our first class of BUILD students will graduate from high school. We cannot wait to see what these remarkable young men and women will achieve

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    Volunteer as a BUILD Mentor! Mentoring is a great way to share your professional background with students while inspiring them to stay on the path to college and career success.

Key Statistics

  • 400

    Students Served

  • 120

    Student Businesses Launched

  • 85

    Volunteer Mentors

School Partners

  • Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy
    99 Terrace View Ave, Bronx, NY 10463
  • Bronx Career and College Preparatory High School
    800 Home St, Bronx, NY 10456
  • High School of Innovation in Advertising and Media
    1600 Rockaway Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11236
  • High School of World Cultures
    1300 Boynton Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
  • New Design High School
    350 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
  • Ralph McKee High School
    290 St Marks Pl, Staten Island, NY 10301

Local Advisory Board

  • Dan Vallimarescu (Chair), CEO, Nardagani
  • Gaurav Ahuja, Tech Investor, Thrive Capital
  • Andrea Atwell, VP eCommerce, L’Oreal USA
  • Roger Barton, Managing Partner, Barton LLP
  • Carlton J. Charles, Treasurer, Hearst
  • Brian Cohen, Founder & President Good Cause Communications; Founding Partner, New York Venture Partners; Chairman Emeritus NY Angels
  • Crissi Cole, VP, Goldman Sachs
  • Chris Cunningham, Founder, C2Ventures.co
  • Mike Dalewitz, President, ReviewRight
  • Thomas (Tom) D. Doctoroff, Senior Advisor, Prophet
  • Nicole Fourgoux, SVP Business Development & Acquisitions, L’Oreal Luxe
  • Jamaal Glenn, Vice President, Alumni Ventures Group
  • Shai Goldman, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Ike Kier,  Founder and CEO, KG Funds Management
  • Laura Giadorou-Koch*, CEO Dolium Wines
  • Ira Levy, IP Litigation Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP
  • Nicolas Lirette, Vice President, American Express
  • Vanessa Liu,* VP, SAP.iO Foundry NY
  • Sean Maffei, Director, The Siegfried Group
  • Chymeka Olfonse, Regional Executive Director, BUILD NYC
  • Laura Patel, Strategic Accounts, Density Inc.
  • Michael Portegello, Partner & Northeast Growth Markets Leader, EY
  • Bruce Sandys, Entrepreneur
  • Ronald J. Williams, Managing Partner, ProofLabs
  • Joe Zawadzki, Founder & CEO, Media Math


Associate Board of Directors

  • Brian McMahon (Co-Chair), Blackstone
  • Pete Van Oot (Co-Chair), Square
  • Kaite Ambrose, Reddit
  • Caroline Ardery, Harry’s Inc.
  • Erin Brinig, Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Michael Cianciotta, EY
  • Mike Cleary, Huemor
  • Trace Cohen, New York Venture Partners
  • Jamaine Cook, BlackLine
  • Michelle Cooprider, We Are All Human Foundation
  • Tomas Dicpinigaitis, UBS
  • Eric Donado, Apax Partners
  • Nick Felice, Organic
  • Sandra Fong, Ennovae and Co.
  • Martin Hui, BMO Capital Markets
  • Stamatis Kakleas, Tiger Global Management
  • Kara Kubarych, Flatiron Health
  • Christine Lee, Compass
  • Ben Mangum, Cockroach Labs
  • Deb Mercado, Santander Bank
  • Sean Merriweather, Publicis Media
  • Kendal Miller, The Guarantors
  • Greg Minetti, Togetherwork LLC
  • Harry O’Sullivan, Bowery Valuation
  • Anupama Pasumarthy, IBM
  • Tiffany Reaves, The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Zach Riedy, Technology Crossover Ventures
  • Mitch Rubin, Chobani
  • Brian Russell, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Sami Soma, Google
  • Divya Talla, Croissant
  • Brigitte Tondreau, Oak HC/FT
  • Elizabeth Ukpe, Crux Informatics
  • Kimberly Vasquez, The Rockefeller University