Metro DC

Welcome from the Regional Executive Director: Christopher Brown

Welcome to BUILD Metro DC!  Headquartered in Adams Morgan, BUILD has become a critical feature for the city in engaging its most underserved students through our 4-year entrepreneurship, business development, and post-secondary readiness model. In partnership with DCPS and charter schools, we serve over 200 students at Eastern and Roosevelt Senior High Schools, Maya Angelou Public Charter School, Columbia Heights Education Campus, and Friendship Charter School - Collegiate Academy. BUILD Metro DC also operates the region’s largest youth business Incubator, where more than 40 student business teams operate their enterprises. Every afternoon, our students are provided individualized academic support PLUS business coaching. BUILD Metro DC engages mentors, volunteers, and tutors who annually offer over 4,000 hours of service to our young entrepreneurs. These volunteers cultivate our students’ business, academic and life skills, with the result being 100% of BUILD seniors graduating from high school and going to college. Last year, three of our juniors graduated early and were accepted to 4-year colleges; one received a $20,000 scholarship!

Interested in Mentoring?

Each year, BUILD Metro DC recruits and empowers hundreds of volunteers with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to support college access and youth entrepreneurship. While business experience helps, you don't need to be an entrepreneur to be a mentor with BUILD. Our students learn their business skills with the help of the BUILD staff. As a mentor, you are there to support their learning and to provide feedback on their self-marketing, presentation, or other Executive Functioning skills.

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BUILD Metro DC was chosen as a member of the following philanthropic institutions. Please click on them to contribute:


United Way designation code: 8620. CFC designation number: 27499.



1763 Columbia Road NW
First Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202.506.6623
Fax: 202.204.1398



Schools Served

Eastern Senior High School
Maya Angelou Public Charter School

Roosevelt Senior High School
Columbia Heights Education Campus
Friendship Collegiate Academy




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

T: 650.688.5840    F: 650.631.4990