News & Events


Fall Harvest Fest At BUILD

October 22, 2019

Fall is such a beautiful time of year in Chicago, but it seemingly goes by in the blink of an eye. On October 19, we had a great opportunity to…

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BUILD Announces Kirsten 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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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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