An Education Behind Bars Points Path to a Career

When John Valverde talks about the power of education as a route to self-betterment, he speaks from personal experience. The CEO of Roxbury-based job training program YouthBuild used the 16 years he spent behind bars to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Rebuilding the Old, Building the New

Unlike many architects, Jamie Kelliher started his career in the building trades. Now his firm, Axiom Architects, is starting to specialize in historic restorations and smaller mixed-use buildings scaled for town centers.

At Gaston Electrical, Everything is Illuminated

Before they occupy their new buildings, global corporations such as Amazon, Wayfair and Boeing rely on Gaston Electrical to provide them with reliable connections to the grid. Michael Weber and his brother William split the leadership duties for the company, which has 275 employees.