BUILDING HOPE, BUILDING LIVES, BUILDING FUTURES
For nearly 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – 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 BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.
EARLY BIDDING FOR ANNUAL DINNER SILENT & LIVE AUCTION NOW OPEN!
Get ready for a lively evening celebrating our youth and their accomplishments and working together to build a safer Chicago where all children thrive. You can get in on the action early and start bidding now! Silent Auction bidders need not attend the dinner. So jump right in and start your bidding now! All proceeds will support BUILD's work growing hope, saving lives, and BUILDing futures.
Throughout the year BUILD is packed with all kinds of events and things to do! Download the calendar of events by clicking on the image!