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900 Jefferson Ave   BOX Building A  
Redwood City, California  94063  
Non-Profit Organization [Non School]


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Founded in 1999 by Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, BUILD is dedicated to proving the power of experiential learning through entrepreneurship and igniting the potential of youth in under-resourced communities.

Our Mission:

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.

Our Vision:

BUILD envisions an educational system in which all students, regardless of background, are engaged and prepared for their personal and professional success.


-Incubated over 750 youth businesses

-Partnered with more than 30 schools

-Expanded service from one city to five

-Since 2012, 96% of students completing the BUILD program graduate from high school on time, and 98% of those are accepted to at least one post-secondary opportunity

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