For over 46 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. 


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Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in August 2015

Sunday 6:00PM, 2015 | Pi Gallery Bar Chicago 738 N Clark St. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60605 | Pi Gallery Bar Chicago 738 N Clark St. 2nd Floor Chicago, IL 60605
JOIN BUILD for Social Sundays at PI Gallery Bar ! Pi Gallery will donate 15% of their total sales raised during the hours of 5pm to 10pm to BUILD. PI Gallery, located in Chicago's River North, features traditionalNeapolitan-style thin-crust pizzas served fresh from their classic, wood-burning oven they have imported from Italy. While enjoying a delectable meal from their expansive menu, complimenting your entree with one of their specialty drinks, you can support the great work that BUILD provides throughout Chicago. Join BUILD at Pi Gallery Bar on Sunday, August 30th from 5-10pm as we relish in the ambience of their historic tap room with a unique dining and drinking experience. Support BUILD during Pi's Social Sundays event and enjoy an evening of great food and drinks all while supporting BUILD! Read More ›
Monday 6:00PM, 2015 | 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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