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. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in July 2016

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Thursday 8:00AM, 2016 | St. James Plaza, 65 E. Huron | St. James Plaza, 65 E. Huron
This summer you can find BUILD and other Strides for Peace partners at the PEACE MARKET in Chicago's Gold Coast at St. James Plaza, 65 E. Huron, every Thursday, 8:00 am-1:00 pm. Come out to chat with staff and youth and maybe take a peace of artwork or a BUILD t-shirt home. 100% of proceeds go to fund BUILD"s art programs. Read More ›
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Jul
2016
Thursday 10:00AM, 2016 | 5100 W. Harrison St.
The BUILD Summer Arts Bootcamp provides an intensive emersion into the various art forms and combines them into a single showcase at the end of the eight weeks. Youth may choose from one of the three art forms – Steel Drums, Visual Arts, Theatrics - and can participate in the Friday Community Arts days. Spend your summer learning new arts and being creative! Read More ›
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