Channel 5 Cityline | September 6, 2020
CityLine: September 6, 2020: BUILD.org CEO Ayele Shakur and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity and Strategy Officer, BPS
BUILD Boston is on a mission make a path for future entrepreneurs to succeed and start their own small businesses. Many of them are from under-sourced communities, and BUILD wants to make sure beyond high school and college, the path to success is attainable. Ayele Shakur, CEO of BUILD.org, and Dr. Charles Grandson, Chief Equity and Strategy Officer for the Boston Public Schools, join CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward to talk about giving students necessary tools.
Boston 25 News | January 23, 2019
Fall 2019 Production by Maggie Hennessey and the Boston 25 News Team.
WBZ-tv CBS boston | October 24, 2019
Playing games for a good cause, that’s what happened today at the “Entrepreneur Games” at Roxbury Community College. WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben reports.
Boston 25 News | OCtober 24, 2019
2019 BUILD Entrepreneur Games featured on Boston 25 News.
NECN | June 6, 2019
Program Director Kenny Roberts joined winning Team Dust Mac students Missoura and Nelson on NECN.
Boston 25 News | June 5, 2019
2019 BUILDFest Competition featured on Boston 25 News.
Boston Business Journal | May 28, 2019
“For some people, it’s going to be a great night; for others, not so much.” That’s the promise made by Kevin O’Leary, also known as “Mr. Wonderful” from Shark Tank, to the teen-aged contestants of an upcoming Shark Tank-style pitch competition in Boston on June 4.
Channel 5 CityLine | May 26, 2019
BUILD Boston is using entrepreneurship to spark interest in teens who are from communities with limited resources. Kenny Roberts, program director for BUILD Boston and Robert Glazer, founder & CEO of Acceleration Partners joined CityLine host Karen Holmes Ward.
Channel 5 WCVB | May 22, 2019
Burke High School sophomores Katio Barbosa and Joshua Ramgeet took top honors for their “Bottom Feeders” shoe protector.
KISS 108 | April 9, 2019
Kevin O’Leary Calls Into Matty in the Morning! Tune in at 7:45 minute mark to hear a shout out to BUILD and BUILDFest.
NECN | September 12, 2018
BUILD CEO, Ayele Shakur, is on NECN’s CEO Corner talking about why BUILD made the decision to transition from a traditional office space into our new home at WeWork.
Beasly Media Group (Alt 92.9, Hot 96.9, 105.7 WROR, Country 102.5) | July 29, 2018
George Knight interviews our Director of Philanthropy Ed Wilson on “Greater Boston Today with George Knight.”
Boston Business Journal | July 26, 2018
When Ayele Shakur moved from Boston to Los Angeles in the early 1990s, she intended to make a name for herself as a Hollywood screenwriter. She ended up on a path to her current position as chief executive of BUILD, an entrepreneurship program for high schoolers.
Inc Magazine | June 28, 2018
American students have years of history, English, and calculus lessons–yet they have had no hands-on, experiential learning to prepare them to compete in the workforce.
CBS Boston | February 23, 2018
Boston is a hub of economic activity, but not always opportunity, which is where Ayele Shakur comes in.
Boston Globe Magazine | September 27, 2017
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.
Forbes.com | August 29, 2017
BUILD’s Founder & CEO Suzanne McKechnie Klahr shares a pivotal moment of reinvention, two valuable mentors, and her goals for BUILD.
NBC Boston | June 7, 2017
“Double Charge” is this year’s winner of “Buildfest,” a competition in which students at Boston Public Schools pitch their most inventive ideas.
Boston Business Journal | June 7, 2017
On Tuesday night, four of the program’s teams pitched a VIP panel on products ranging from spoon holders to sock puppets.
Founders Wire | June 7, 2017
Student entrepreneurs and their benefactors got a double charge of innovation at Tuesday night’s BUILDFest.
Fox 25 News | May 28, 2017
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.
@HUBweek on Medium | April 12, 2017
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.
BostInno | December 8, 2016
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.
Yahoo Finance | November 29, 2016
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.
Dorchester Reporter | November 17, 2016
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.
India New England News | October 24, 2016
Profile of BUILD Boston Board Member Venkat Srinivasan who was honored with the Philanthropy Award at the New England Choice Awards gala.
Mass NonProfit News | October 22, 2016
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.
Everett | Fall 2016
BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director Ayele Shakur is interviewed in Boston University’s Questrom School of Business Magazine.
NECN | October 12, 2016
High school students in Boston are getting the chance to learn about the business world while gaining valuable life skills.
NewTV | October 12, 2016
Ayele Shakur and Jorge Santana – BUILD Boston’s Regional Executive Director and Program Director – are guests on this episode of Innovation Showcase.
The Bay State Banner | October 5, 2016
Students at Charlestown High School are learning the fundamentals of business and marketing — all while earning college credit.
The Bay State Banner | September 28, 2016
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.
Charlestown Patriot Bridge | July 8, 2016
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.
The Boston Globe | June 21, 2016
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.
Wicked Local Stoughton | June 14, 2016
BUILD board member and PwC partner Frank Graziano of Stoughton recently attended BUILD Boston’s fifth annual Youth Business Plan Competition.
Wicked Local Winchester | June 11, 2016
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.
Bay State Banner | June 16, 2016
BUILD Boston’s 5th annual Youth Business Plan Competition was held June 4th at Suffolk University and the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston.
Dorchester Reporter | June 15, 2016
Some Burke students sought their own way to heal and give back after the tragedy.
NECN | June 8, 2016
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.
The Boston Globe | June 6, 2016
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.
The Boston Globe | April 8, 2016
BUILD students team up with Skedaddle to practice pitching in the streets.
The Huffington Post | January 31, 2016
The MBTA’s planned fare hike on student passes puts an unfair burden on low income families, by Ayele Shakur
The Huffington Post | January 14, 2016
How to choose the best school for your child, by Ayele Shakur
Entrepreneur.com | December 28, 2015
Mentoring Makes All the Difference, by Ayele Shakur
Wicked Local | November 14, 2015
BUILDFest 2015 Wrapup
The Boston Globe | November 12, 2015
Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits BUILD class at Burke High, Dorchester
WBUR | November 6, 2015
Closing the Achievement Gap, by Ayele Shakur
VentureFizz | November 4, 2015
Entrepreneurship is the Driving Force for BUILD
South End News | September 17, 2015
Back to School Tips, by Ayele Shakur
BNN News | September 2, 2015
New Developments in Boston Schools, Live Interview with Ayele Shakur
BostInno | June 26, 2015
Entrepreneur Games sets fundraising record
CBS | June 10, 2015
Student Business Incubator Opens at Burke High
The Boston Globe | June 10, 2015
PwC Helps Launch BUILD Student Incubators
The Boston Herald | June 9, 2015
Mayor Walsh Cuts the Ribbon at New BUILD Incubator
Wise Reflections Blog | March 18, 2015
BUILD students get college counseling from McMillan, Howland & Spence
Bloomberg TV | March 10, 2015
Why GoPro CEO Nick Woodman Loves BUILD
The New York Times | March 6, 2015
BUILD is Changing the Game for High School Students in the U.S.
Chronicle TV | January 28, 2015
Mentoring Helps BUILD’s Richard Futrell Fulfill His Promise
Comcast Newsmakers NE | April 25, 2014
Ayele Shakur joins Newsmakers to discuss the BUILD program
betaBoston | October 30, 2014
Tim Ferriss visits BUILD students at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester
The Boston Globe | October 3, 2014
Ayele Shakur interviewed on search for BPS Superintendent
BostInno | June 17, 2014
Start Ups Compete for Charity in BUILD’s Entrepreneur Games
Grand Circle Foundation Newsletter | May/June 2013
Ayele Shakur is profiled by the Grand Circle Foundation