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 Receives Access to Justice Grant

February 9, 2020

We were proud to join the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Westside Justice Center, and The Resurrection Project as we announced the 60 non-profit organizations selected as recipients of…

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Chicago Bulls Dish out a Pair of Assists at BUILD

February 9, 2020

We want to send a special thank you to Chicago Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacono and agent Joel Bell for coming out to BUILD and providing our youth with first-hand insight into…

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Behind the Scenes with BUILD Youth

February 9, 2020

We are proud of our Bridges to Pathways youth for writing, directing, acting in, and shooting their own short film! Their piece speaks out against bullying, and will premiere in…

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BUILDing Futures Hosts Wellness Session

February 9, 2020

Our BUILDing Futures team recently hosted a youth wellness session at BUILD Headquarters. Youth were able to enjoy a peaceful 60 minute yoga session and learn about mandalas and henna tattoos. The group also…

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Midnight Mingle Social For Our BG2W Participants

February 9, 2020

BUILD’s female focused program, BG2W, recently hosted their first midnight mingle social. This was the first time that participants from all five cohorts got to meet for a night full…

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BUILD Supports Invest South West Initiative

February 9, 2020

There was a lot of focus, excitement and intense conversation recently as organizations in Austin, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale came together to hear more about the Mayor’s plans to…

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Celebrating The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

January 23, 2020

BUILD staff, youth, neighborhood residents, the Chicago Police Department and several volunteers from Starbucks and Playworks came together on January 20 in celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King,…

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