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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2016
Monday 6:00PM, 2016 | Moore Park , 5085 W. Adams. Chicago, Illinois 60644 | Moore Park , 5085 W. Adams. Chicago, Illinois 60644
DONNA DUDLEY PEACE LEAGUE - This Project assists gang members and other at-risk youth in crisis to reduce illegal, anti-social and violent activities, through the use of sports, which ultimately helps to increase their self-esteem, commitment to education and positive behavior. Read More ›
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Jul
2016
Monday 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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