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BUILDING LIVES, BUILDING FUTURES

For 44 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential  and pride in their communities – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today has grown to serve over 3,500 youth annually in 11 Chicago communities.

BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle.

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Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in April 2014

18
Apr
2014
Friday 9:30AM, 2014 | 5100 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60644
Students enrolled in both programs will focus their work on autobiographical expression. Their creations will illustrate who they are, where they have been, and where they are going. Written expression will be an important part of this year’s workshops, with text supporting and enhancing the students’ photographed and painted/collaged works. Read More ›
30
Apr
2014
Wednesday 11:00AM, 2014 | 5100 W. Harrison Chicago, IL 60644
BUILD has partnered with The ILAACP, in collaboration with an innovative community coalition of public-private partnerships including the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC), Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It! (MEND), and a diverse cross section of community-based organizations including schools, and community-based organizations, is implementing MEND in Chicago, an integrated and coordinated care pathway for overweight/obese children and their families in Chicago. Read More ›
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