For 45 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 3,000 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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Thursday 7:00PM, 2014
BUILD’s Annual Holiday Adopt-A-Family program provides gifts and warm clothing during the holiday season to Chicago families in need. BUILD provides dynamic after-school and summer programs for children in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods; the organization aims to get these kids off the streets by providing an alternative to the gang violence that is so prevalent throughout our city. Read More ›
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