News & Events


“The Iris” Urban Agriculture Program Blossoms at BUILD

September 10, 2019

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…

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

August 12, 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…

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“Summer of Opportunity” Street Festival Unites Austin

August 21, 2018

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…

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BUILD Announces Kirstin Mallik as New Chief Development Officer

September 23, 2019

Kirsten Mallik comes to BUILD with over fifteen years of experience supporting non-profit organizations, from communications and messaging to annual, major gift, and capital campaign fundraising. She joins an active…

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BUILD Celebrates Donor Appreciation Week

September 13, 2019

This past week, we took time to honor and thank the people who make the mission of BUILD possible: our donors. Throughout Donor Appreciation Week, we highlighted the support of…

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Grapes for Good Wine Event

September 11, 2019

We hope to see you at our 2019 Grapes For Good fundraiser at The Pillar Loft on October 24th. The tasting will support BUILD’s growth and new innovative programs, including…

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Jovan Jones Peace Garden Dedication

August 7, 2019

We want to thank our friends at Digmattix for generously donating their time, effort, and resources to make BUILD’s community garden even more spectacular. Not only did they help build…

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BUILD Announces Siobhan Sanders as New Board Chair

July 12, 2019

BUILD’s boards of directors have nominated Siobhan Sanders to become the next board chair, and she officially assumed the position on July 1, 2019. Siobhan Sanders has been a member…

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Summer of Opportunity Brings Austin Together

July 3, 2019

Our third annual Summer of Opportunity festival was a great success as nearly 3,000 people came out to celebrate the Austin community on June 28 and 29. The energy was…

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BUILD Participates in Race Against Gun Violence

June 13, 2019

On June 6, BUILD youth and staff put on their running shoes and headed to Grant Park for the Race Against Gun Violence. Nearly 2,000 people participated in an 8k,…

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