Aaron Frumin

Founder & Executive Director

unCommon Construction

Aaron Frumin is the Founder and Executive Director of unCommon Construction - a New Orleans-based nonprofit that uses the build process to empower youth to lead the workforce. unCOmmon Construction was a proud 2022 Yass Prize Finalist. Through unCommon's apprenticeship program, high school students apply to join a diverse team to earn hourly pay and school credit for building a house together. With the revenue from each project, unCommon matches apprentices' earnings with an Equity Award Scholarship for further education and career opportunities. Since founding, unCommon Construction has launched in two cities, built 13 houses, and partnered with more than 15 high schools, enrolling more than 400 of their students who have collectively earned more than $400,000 in pay and Equity Award Scholarships.