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,…

Thanksgiving Food Distribution

BUILD will again host a food distribution in partnership with our Board and will be providing turkeys and holiday boxes for 250 families! If you are in need of food or know someone in need, please tell them about this opportunity. And, if you would like to serve during this event, please contact

8th Annual BUILD Flag Football Turkey Bowl

Columbus Park Field 500 S. Central Ave. Chicago, IL 60644

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 10 AM - 3 PM Join us for a day of Flag Football right before Thanksgiving! The Annual BUILD Turkey Bowl is on November 23 at Columbus Park. There will be 3 youth games (11-15 Yrs) and 1 adult game (18+). Refreshments will be served! All are welcome! Join the fun!…

Tree Lighting Holiday Parade & Winter Fest

Madison & Laramie

We are excited to join the Austin Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Chicago Police 15th District for the Annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Festival on Friday, December 2nd! Come out and enjoy the annual parade, live entertainment and warm refreshments!

Breakfast with Santa

Kelly Hall YMCA 824 N Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 17 11 AM - 3 PM 'Tis the season to be jolly! BUILD and Kelly Hall YMCA are partnering to spread some holiday cheer to the community. Join us at the Kelly Hall YMCA for Breakfast with Santa - a family-friendly event with food, fun, gifts and games. For more information, contact Kenyotta…

Sealing & Expungement Workshop

Austin Coming Together 5049 W Harrison, Chicago, IL

BUILD’s Peace and Justice Center is hosting a Sealing and Expungement Workshop on Friday, January 13. Join just from 9:30 AM to 3 PM at Austin Coming Together, 5049 W Harrison. Transportation to CPD will be provided RAP Sheet and fingerprinting fee will be covered  To register, call Alden Bell at (773) 495-7579 This event…

MLK Day of Service

Honor Dr. King’s dream with a day of service to our community! Details to come!

Austin Forward. Together Community Summit

By the Hand Club For Kids 415 N. Laramie Ave, Chicago, IL

Join us to hear about the progress of Austin's first-ever quality-of-life plan called Austin Forward. Together. (AFT), a community-led effort to tackle the barriers holding Austin back from thriving. The AFT plan addresses the issues Austin itself has identified: Community Narrative, Economic Development, Education, Housing, Public Safety, Youth Empowerment, and Civic Engagement. Free breakfast and refreshments provided Special Performance by The Happiness Club…

Family Night at Nash Elementary

Nash Elementary School 4837 W Erie St, Chicago, IL

Join us for another Family Night at Nash Elementary, Wednesday, January 25th from 3pm to 5 pm! Enjoy good food, music, and games while learning about our services.