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.  

  

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Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in April 2017

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Apr
2017
Friday 5:00PM, 2017
BUILD will host a Community Family Night for family members of all ages. Spend your evening with free family activities that include basketball tournaments, dance contests games and prizes. Bingo, arts & crafts and much more! Please call BUILD for location. Read More ›
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May
2017
Monday 9:00AM, 2017 | 5100 W. Harrison St., Chicago
Are you a senior in high school that is going to graduate this month? Have you already been accepted into a community college or university? Do you need help paying your college expenses? If you answered yes to these questions, then apply today for the BUILD Scholarship. This is a competitive process and applications must be complete and have all the necessary attachments. Applications are available Online at www.buildchicago.org. For more information contact Ebonee Shaw at eboneeshaw@buildchicago.org. The application process closes July 8th. Read More ›
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