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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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In the Fight for Black and Brown Lives, the Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Has Answered the Call

February 9, 2021

In Chicago, another beneficiary of MBKA’s support is BUILD Inc. As one of Chicago’s leading gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development organizations, BUILD (which stands for Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership…

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BUILD Chicago helping CPS find alternative method to police in schools

February 9, 2021

Juan Villalobos of BUILD Chicago talks about what they’re doing to integrate alternative methods of policing in Chicago Public Schools. See the interview here:

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West Side Violence Prevention Group Helping CPS Design Alternatives To Cops In Schools: ‘A Whole Different Way Of Them Doing Things’

February 9, 2021

Austin-based violence prevention group BUILD Chicago will be on the steering committee leading the district’s efforts to create trauma-informed safety practices that could serve as alternatives to the school resource…

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A DIY Mother’s Day Gift is The Most Thoughtful Way to Say “I Love You”

May 14, 2020

This year’s Mother’s Day was quite different for all of us. BUILD’s Intervention Specialist and Restoring Individuals through Supportive Environments (R.I.S.E.) mentor Pablo Galvez thought long and hard about how to keep…

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BUILD Is Still Working Hard to Uplift High-Risk Youth In Chicago During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 29, 2020

BUILD has been lifting up youth in Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods since 1969. It started with street violence intervention and gang detachments, but has now expanded to after-school programs; academic and college…

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IN BUILD, CHICAGO YOUTH FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO GANG VIOLENCE

April 29, 2020

By Shreya BansalMedill Reports CHICAGO — It’s the day before Thanksgiving and a group of young and old men have come out to play football as a part of their…

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Important Update From BUILD, Inc.

March 14, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,  BUILD has always put the safety of our youth and our communities first, and this drives all our decisions. As a community institution, it’s also our…

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Important Update from BUILD Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020

BUILD has always put the safety of our youth and our communities first, and this drives all our decisions. In the case of the CPS strike, for example, we opened…

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