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Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development

aka BUILD   |   Redwood City, CA   |  www.build.org

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Mission

BUILD's mission is to ignite the power of youth in under-resourced communities to build Career success, Entrepreneurial mindsets, and Opportunity. We help students become the CEO of their own lives!

Ruling year info

2001

CEO

Mr Bill Taylor

Main address

P.O. Box 3316

Redwood City, CA 94064 USA

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EIN

94-3386695

NTEE code info

Business, Youth Development (O53)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Every year, nearly 500,000 students drop out of high school. Research shows that these high school dropouts are unqualified for 90% of U.S. jobs and will earn $250,000 less than a high school graduate and $1 million less than a college graduate over the course of their lifetimes. Even high school graduates often struggle to find economic stability as the demands of the American economy evolve. By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require postsecondary education beyond high school. In addition, success in the 21st-century workforce requires a new set of social and emotional “life skills." Through the process of developing and managing their own small businesses, BUILD students experience how their academics are crucial to life beyond the classroom. As the applicability of school to “real life" becomes clear, and as students grow in knowledge and self-confidence, BUILD stimulates their motivation, challenges them to set high expectations for themselves, and empowers them to succeed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

E1: Build Entrepreneurship: Skill Acquisition

During student's First Year (Freshmen) students:
Plan and Launch a Business
Discover personal strengths and passions
Teach taught; in school; for-credit

Population(s) Served

Grow a business or start a new one
Explore college and career options
Teacher facilitated; after schoo

Population(s) Served

Participate in expanded business and/or community internship
Experience career options and navigate college application process
BUILD facilitated; after school

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

BUILD's mission is to use entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth from under-resourced communities and propel them to high-school, college & career success.

BUILD supplements a traditional high school curriculum with a four year business incubation program that provides students in under-served communities with real-world professional experiences and academic support using six skills: grit, collaboration, communication, self-management, innovation and problem solving.

In order to meet our goals, significant investments in our human capital and infrastructure have been set forth, we are executing three initiatives to ensure BUILD's sustainability lasts and supports our future efforts. These three initiatives are:

National Growth Campaign
Funding Sustainability
Revenue Generation Models

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development

Board of directors
as of 10/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Roy Hirshland

T3 Advisors

Jean Kovacs

HBS Alumni Angels

Ajay Agarwal

Bain Capital Ventures

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr

BUILD

El Gray, Emeritus

Seven Post Investment Office LP

Emily Chang

Bloomberg West

Doug Brien

Mynd

Jack Dorsey, Emeritus

Twitter and Square

Karl Jacob

Gideon Yu, Emeritus

EVA Automation

Mike O'Brien

iMentor

Joanna Rees

West

Baratunde Thurston

Cultivated Wit and About Race Podcast

Brian Cohen

New York Angels

Brandee Barker

The Pramana Collective

Liane Hornsey

Uber

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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