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Posts by Benjy Wax

“The Iris” Urban Agriculture Program Blossoms at BUILD

Some young people spend their summers hanging out at the pool. Some head off to sleepaway camp. And some choose to immerse their sun soaked days in learning a lost art⁠—growing your own food. BUILD’s “The Iris” urban agriculture initiative started off as small garden project, a medium to teach young people a new and…

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BUILD CEO Named One of StreetWise’s 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans for 2019

BUILD Chicago is exceptionally proud to announce that CEO Adam Alonso has been named one of 2019’s 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans by StreetWise magazine. “Since his arrival at BUILD in March 2015, Adam has catalyzed dramatic growth of BUILD’s programs, community leadership role, and impact. By rapidly developing and launching new initiatives—including the Block 51 Arts Academy, BUILDing…

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“Summer of Opportunity” Street Festival Unites Austin

BUILD’s second annual Summer of Opportunity street festival was a great success as more than 2,500 Austin residents, community leaders, anti-violence groups and community organizations came together for an exciting day of celebration. Activities included live entertainment, art projects, 3-on-3 basketball, a climbing wall, bounce houses, Project Exploration STEM Fair, Loretto Hospital Health Village and much…

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