Welcome to BUILD’s flagship region! Established in 1999 in East Palo Alto CA, BUILD is now present at three sites in the Bay Area: Redwood City, downtown Oakland and East Oakland. BUILD currently serves over 830 students across all sites. You may ask yourself, why is BUILD needed in the Bay Area? In the Oakland Unified School District, only half of all freshmen will earn a high school diploma. And only 60 percent of African American and Latino students in the Sequoia Union High School District graduate on time.

Each of our sites buzz with young and talented entrepreneurs on any given day. Visit one of our sites—and do not be surprised if our students pitch their business concept to you on the spot!

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East Oakland

433 Hegenberger Road, Suite 105
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: 510.269.2800
Fax: 510.269.2801


North/West Oakland

1212 Broadway Street, Suite 630
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.271.8244
Fax: 510.271.7944



2385 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650.688.5840
Fax: 650.716.5216


We are proud to partner with and serve students from these Bay Area high schools:

Aspire Public Schools
California College Preparatory Academy
East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy
Golden State College Preparatory Academy
Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy

Emery Unified School District
Emery Secondary School

Envision Schools
Envision Academy

Oakland Unified School District
Castlemont High School
Coliseum College Prep Academy
MetWest High School
Oakland Technical High School
Skyline High School

Sequoia Union High School District
Carlmont High School
Sequoia High School 
Woodside High School
Menlo-Atherton High School


BUILD Headquarters: 2385 Bay Road •  Redwood City, CA 94063

T: 650.688.5840    F: 650.631.4990