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.  

 

BUILD Youth Innovation Conference | April 12, 2017 9:30am - 3:30pm

 

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Upcoming Events

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Mar
2017
Friday 9:00AM, 2017 | 5100 W. Harrison St., Chicago
Cesar Chavez said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” Join BUILD as we honor Chavez’s work through a day of service to community. Read More ›
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Apr
2017
Wednesday 9:30AM, 2017 | Multicultural Affairs, Columbia College Chicago 618 S Michigan Ave, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60605
Innovation. Creativity. Leadership. The future for youth has never looked more promising. Youth making a difference, youth on the cutting edge, youth inspiring change will make you believe. Come to this dynamic one of a kind youth conference that features youth and youth advocates in a series of discussions, workshops and demonstrations. Read More ›
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