BUILD Bay Area uses an entrepreneurship-based curriculum to boost college preparedness. BUILD is a four-year college and readiness program in the Bay Area using entrepreneurship-based experiential learning to motivate and prepare youth in underserved communities for high school, college, and career success. Currently, BUILD Bay Area serves more than 400 students in Oakland, East Palo Alto, and Redwood City. In its 2018 class, 98 percent of students graduated high school and 98 percent were accepted to at least one post-secondary institution. Learn more.
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“ Having access to college-educated, people of color doing awesome things in my community greatly inspired me.”
22-year old Zaria Clemmons first participated in Young Community Developers’ tutoring, college, and career programs as a sophomore in high school. She then spent two summers as an intern with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Sewer System Improvement Program, working in public relations and community benefits. She went on to earn her degree in business from Agnes Scott College and is building her career in social impact to advocate for the needs of the Bayview and communities like it.
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