BUILD

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $100,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    6/27/2018
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.build.org 
Address
2385 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Grants to this Grantee
for creating youth-driven and culturally responsive OER  
BUILD is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping youth of color from under-resourced communities develop an entrepreneurial mindset while discovering their hidden potential. Focusing on activating youth voices, BUILD recently launched a Youth Advisory Panel to serve as their in-house design squad. With this grant, BUILD will convene the Youth Advisory Panel to co-create and co-design digital programming, including OER for grades 6-12. This project will support flexible learning experiences that empower youth by gathering their perspectives to create curricula and products responsive to their interests. (Substrategy: Content, Tools, and Services)
for general operating support  
Founded in the Bay Area in 1999, Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development (BUILD) uses entrepreneurship to "propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college success." Each year 500,000 high school students (1 in 5) drop out, and each annual cohort of dropouts collectively costs society an estimated $145 billion over the course of their lifetimes. Nationwide, only 8% of young people from low income backgrounds will earn a degree by age 24, compared to 74% from upper income families. BUILD’s entrepreneurship-based, experiential learning helps students develop their own business ideas, write business plans, pitch to venture capital advisors and launch real businesses, helping to "make school relevant and motivate them to succeed." This grant would support BUILD’s ongoing work and curriculum redesign, enabling BUILD to expand to three new sites in the next five years.

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