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

  • NYC

    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

  • 750

    Students Served

  • 120

    Student Businesses Launched

  • 170

    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
  • 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
  • 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, Director Global Partnerships, DIRTT Environmental Solutions
  • 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

  • Martin Hui (Co-Chair), BMO Capital Markets
  • Kat Adams, NYU
  • Erin Brinig, Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Michael Cianciotta, EY
  • Trace Cohen, New York Venture Partners
  • Jamaine Cook, BlackLine
  • Michelle Cooprider, Global GoalsCast
  • Eric Donado, Apax Partners
  • Adam Feldman, HFZ Capital Group
  • Nick Felice, Manifest
  • Kara Kubarych, Flatiron Health
  • Stamatis Kakleas, Tiger Global Management
  • Hannah Kim, Yotpo
  • Ben Mangum, Cockroach Labs
  • Brian McMahon, Blackstone
  • Deb Mercado, Santander Bank
  • Sean Merriweather, Publicis Media
  • Kendal Miller, New York Life Ventures
  • Anupama Pasumarthy, IBM
  • Erick Rabin, Davis Polk & Wardwell
  • Harry O’Sullivan, Bowery Valuation
  • Zach Riedy, Technology Crossover Ventures
  • Tiffany Reaves, The Madison Square Garden Company
  • Brian Russell, Gunderson Dettmer
  • Mina Salib, WeWork Labs
  • Jesse Taylor, Citi
  • Brigitte Tondreau, Oak HC/FT
  • Pete Van Oot, Square
  • Kimberly Vasquez, The Rockefeller University
  • Ran Wei, BCG Digital Ventures
  • Marianna Zaslavsky, Norka Health