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. 


Click here to purchase your tickets for the 2016 "Grapes For Good"
wine tasting to benefit BUILD!

Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in October 2016

Friday 5:00PM, 2016 | 5100 W. Harrison St. Chicago, IL 60644
This fantastic Halloween Party will include a costume and dance contest, face painting, arts and crafts, and games! Join us at BLOCK 51 from 5pm-8pm. Read More ›
Wednesday 7:30PM, 2016 | Vin Chicago, 1826 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL
BUILD proudly presents our 2016 wine tasting experience on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. Our partners, Vin Chicago, Break Thru Beverage and Tenzing will launch a series of wine tastings for guests in support of BUILD programs. This experience will feature over 25 wines from specific regions and varietals of different areas, accompanied by tastes from Kuma's Corner. $50.00 Per Person (includes tax) Read More ›
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