News & Events


BUILD CEO Speaks Out On Memorial Day Violence

May 29, 2019

We appreciate WBBM Newsradio for keeping the important discussion of positive summer programs in the headlines. BUILD is focused and ready to ramp up our community engagement in the coming weeks…

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Reducing Violence Through Community Events

May 29, 2019

As Memorial Day weekend kicked off, BUILD was out in the Austin community working to reduce the violence. On Friday May 24, BUILD, along with other organizations, held a community…

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BUILD awarded Project Innovation grant from Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

May 15, 2019

We’d like to share some great news! We are proud to announce that BUILD is a winner of The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 2019 Project Innovation Grant Challenge. The Comcast NBCUniversal…

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50th Annual Gala Was a Night to Remember

May 9, 2019

It was a record-breaking evening at BUILD’s 50th Annual Gala on Friday May 3 – we raised $1,061,970, the most in the history of the event. The milestone celebration was held…

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BUILD’s 9th Annual Public Speaking Contest

April 25, 2019

We couldn’t be prouder of our young people for sharing their emotional and heartfelt stories of success during our 9th Annual Public Speaking Contest. We awarded over $2,500 in scholarship…

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BUILDing Futures: College Visits

April 25, 2019

At BUILD, we understand the importance of an education. We also want our young people to understand the impact that an education can make in their lives. Our education component,…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauretta

March 29, 2019

Our friends at Starbucks recently came out to spend a beautiful Saturday morning volunteering at BUILD. They helped us with some much needed painting, cleaning the grounds where our kids…

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Sharing Wisdom At The Black Cafe

February 20, 2019

In continuing our celebration of Black History Month, we held our first ever Black Café event on February 18. Building off the momentum from the Black Table just a couple…

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Celebrating African-American Success at Black Table 2019

February 3, 2019

We started Black History Month off strong at BUILD by celebrating our 3rdAnnual Black Table Luncheon. Hosted at ABC7 studios in Chicago, this event gave African-American teens a chance to…

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MLK Day of Service

January 22, 2019

It was a bitter cold day in Chicago on January 21, and though many had the day off of work and school, over 100 youth and community members chose to…

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