Donna Dudley Peace Project Softball League

Join us every Wednesday at Columbus Park! The Donna Dudley Peace Project Softball League is one of the longest-running BUILD events. Through collaborative efforts, BUILD teams up with other organizations and coalitions that are committed to remediating gang-related violence. The Peace League brings together active members, those who are no longer involved and police to…

Hoops in the Hood – Michele Clark High School

BUILD is proud to offer our annual installment of Hoops in the Hood, bringing community-centered athletics, while “taking back” streets that have experienced violence, creating safe spaces for youth and adults to build positive relationships, and fostering a sense of community. See the schedule here!

BUILD Associate Board’s Virtual Yoga Event

Looking for a chance to relax, refresh, revitalize and support BUILD's young people? Join our Associate Board for a special National Wellness Month virtual yoga event! All proceeds benefit BUILD Clinical and Community Wellness programming, and all skill levels are welcome! This is a great opportunity to get involved from the comfort of your home,…

National Hispanic Heritage Month Community Pop-up

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, BUILD will host a Community Pop-up on the corner of California and Division. Join us as we aim to lift up and bring lasting change to neighborhoods through food, music and cultural activities. WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2022 TIME: 1-4 PM WHERE: On the corner of California and…

The Peace & Justice Center Presents: Restorative Justice 4 Day Training

Bethel New Life 4950 N. Thomas, Chicago

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they're falling in.” ~ Desmond Tutu The Peace and Justice Center's 4-Day Restorative Justice Training starts on Monday, September 26, and goes through Thursday, September 29. Restorative Justice (RJ) is a…

BUILD Family Night at Nash Elementary

Nash Elementary School 4837 W Erie St, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Learn about our services and enjoy an evening for the entire family! Join us for our first Family Night at Nash Elementary. We'll have basketball, board games, karaoke, contests, food and more. Need more information? Contact Kenyotta Stewart at

Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch Tea Party

Kelly Hall YMCA 824 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL

Saturday, October 22, 11 AM to 3 PM  Join us at the Kelly Hall YMCA for an afternoon brunch in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be live entertainment, guest speakers, and breast cancer resources. For more information, contact Kenyotta Stewart at

Veterans Day Community Pop-up

Corner of North Ave and Kedzie

BUILD will be honoring veterans with a Veterans Day Community Pop-up this Friday! Join us on the corner of North Avenue & Kedzie from 12 - 3 PM.   

BUILD Annual Coat Drive

We are once again partnering with RSM US for our annual Coat Drive!For many of our youth and their families, finding a warm coat that fits is a crucial challenge each year. Without one, a young person can struggle to go to school, attend BUILD programs, escape dangerous situations, or stay healthy. A good coat can mean hope and safety,…