Boston is a hub of economic activity, but not always opportunity, which is where Ayele Shakur comes in.
Mentoring Magic: Research shows that having caring adult role models improves young people’s academic achievement and emotional well-being, and helps them forge positive identities.
BUILD’s Founder & CEO Suzanne McKechnie Klahr shares a pivotal moment of reinvention, two valuable mentors, and her goals for BUILD.
“Double Charge” is this year’s winner of “Buildfest,” a competition in which students at Boston Public Schools pitch their most inventive ideas.
On Tuesday night, four of the program’s teams pitched a VIP panel on products ranging from spoon holders to sock puppets.
Student entrepreneurs and their benefactors got a double charge of innovation at Tuesday night’s BUILDFest.
A group of teenagers from Dorchester’s Community Academy of Science and Health won third place in a national entrepreneurship competition in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Before I came to BUILD, I ran a nonprofit tutoring center and before that I was a classroom teacher, so I witnessed firsthand how important student engagement is. Motivation makes all the difference.
After months of mounting excitement, we announced this year’s winners of our 50 on Fire awards at our annual blowout celebration on Wednesday night. Our 50 winners comprise individuals and organizations pushing innovation in and around Boston.
Through this partnership, Endurance will donate $100,000 in 2017 to impact the lives of approximately 400 Boston students and empower them to reach their fullest potential by completing high school prepared for future success.
Comcast Corporation Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, David L. Cohen handed out free laptops at the Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester last Thursday to 70 high school students in the BUILD program for young entrepreneurs.
Profile of BUILD Boston Board Member Venkat Srinivasan who was honored with the Philanthropy Award at the New England Choice Awards gala.
The event, held Oct. 19 at the Boston Convention Center, had aimed to raise $500,000 and attract 500 attendees, but surpassed both goals by 30% and 20%, respectively.
BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director Ayele Shakur is interviewed in Boston University’s Questrom School of Business Magazine.
High school students in Boston are getting the chance to learn about the business world while gaining valuable life skills.
Ayele Shakur and Jorge Santana – BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director and Program Director – are guests on this episode of Innovation Showcase.
Students at Charlestown High School are learning the fundamentals of business and marketing — all while earning college credit.
The Bolling Municipal Building in Dudley Square was transformed into a marketplace for local entrepreneurs and a site for thoughtful discussions on creating an inclusive innovation ecosystem and supporting local entrepreneurs who have already taken the leap.
The 5th Annual BUILD Business Plan Competition was held at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston on Saturday, June 4th. More than 125 Boston high school freshmen gathered in teams to pitch their business plans to a panel of volunteer judges comprised of Boston business leaders, for the chance to win up to $1000 in cash prizes.
At the fourth annual BUILD Entrepreneur Games, thousands from Boston’s business community will participate in mental and athletic challenges with the goal of raising $200,000 for BUILD Boston.
BUILD board member and PwC partner Frank Graziano of Stoughton recently attended BUILD Boston’s fifth annual Youth Business Plan Competition.
Winchester natives Amy Villeneuve, former vice president of Amazon and current president and chief operating officer of Amazon Robotics, and Richard Vieira, vice chairman of technology at Stifel Financial Corp. attended a competition that marked the culmination of a year of hard work by more than 120 ninth-graders and their mentors.
BUILD Boston’s 5th annual Youth Business Plan Competition was held June 4th at Suffolk University and the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston.
Some Burke students sought their own way to heal and give back after the tragedy.
CEO Kimberlee Freeman and CMO Jeysaun Gant of Aroma Squeeze, alongside BUILD Boston Executive Director Ayele Shakur, discuss the company and the competition it won.
A number of local business leaders gathered at the Omni Parker House on Saturday, there to assess student projects as volunteer judges of the fifth annual BUILD Business Plan Competition.
BUILD students team up with Skedaddle to practice pitching in the streets.
The MBTA’s planned fare hike on student passes puts an unfair burden on low income families, by Ayele Shakur
How to choose the best school for your child, by Ayele Shakur
Mentoring Makes All the Difference, by Ayele Shakur
BUILDFest 2015 Wrapup
Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits BUILD class at Burke High, Dorchester
Closing the Achievement Gap, by Ayele Shakur
Entrepreneurship is the Driving Force for BUILD
Back to School Tips, by Ayele Shakur
New Developments in Boston Schools, Live Interview with Ayele Shakur
Entrepreneur Games sets fundraising record
Student Business Incubator Opens at Burke High
PwC Helps Launch BUILD Student Incubators
Mayor Walsh Cuts the Ribbon at New BUILD Incubator
BUILD students get college counseling from McMillan, Howland & Spence
Why GoPro CEO Nick Woodman Loves BUILD
BUILD is Changing the Game for High School Students in the U.S.
Mentoring Helps BUILD’s Richard Futrell Fulfill His Promise
Ayele Shakur joins Newsmakers to discuss the BUILD program
Tim Ferriss visits BUILD students at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester
Ayele Shakur interviewed on search for BPS Superintendent
Start Ups Compete for Charity in BUILD’s Entrepreneur Games
Ayele Shakur is profiled by the Grand Circle Foundation