BUILD Boston

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Basic Information

Address: 6 Beacon Street Suite 415 Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 6176000532
Director: Ayele Shakur

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Additional Information

Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: High School Students
Ages for Volunteer: 21+
Hours of Service: 2 hours each week
Days of Service: One day per week
Mission Statement:

Through entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning, BUILD ignites the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equips them for high school, college and career success.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

BUILD envisions a world where our educational system ensures all students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for personal and professional success.

Program History:

1999 BUILD founded to help low-income entrepreneurs in East Palo Alto, CA
2001 BUILD receives 501c3 status and switches to a youth-oriented program
2004 BUILD expands to serve Oakland, CA
2007 BUILD opens in Washington, DC
2011 BUILD opens in Boston, MA
2013 BUILD adopts strategic plan for ambitious growth and wide-spread impact
2014 BUILD announces plans to open in New York City
2015 BUILD hires first NYC-based staff
2015 BUILD announces expansion plans for Los Angeles