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April 2021

Apply for Playstreets! Submission Deadline 4/7

April 2 @ 8:00 am - April 7 @ 4:00 pm

BUILD and the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) are happy to invite community-based organizations to join the 2021 Playstreets initiative! Our Playstreets participation deadline has been extended to April 7th at 4pm! Interested community-based organizations can complete the Letter of Interest (LOI) to apply for this wonderful summer program! This grant opportunity is funded and made possible by the Chicago Department of Public Health's "Healthy Chicago 2.0" plan.

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May 2021

BUILD GALA 2021 “Chicago Can’t Wait”

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online

Check your mail for an invitation and watch this space for details about the May 19 Livestream Program, plus three unique Gala Pre-Events: one virtual, inviting you to join restorative justice circles on Zoom (Friday, May 14); and two in-person for the vaccinated and/or comfortably masked on the BUILD campus itself, (Saturday mornings 10-11:30am, May 8 and 15), for those who want to experience BUILD in person more directly, meet our staff and youth, and hear their stories. Plus: Plant the Peace Garden for spring Meet the…

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Restorative Justice Summit “In Living Color: The Vibrancy of Our Communities”

May 27 @ 9:00 am - May 30 @ 7:00 pm

BUILD presents Restorative Justice Summit "In Living Color: The Vibrancy of Our Communities" Restorative Justice activities throughout the Austin and North Lawndale Communities leading up into Memorial Day weekend!   Thursday 05/27 Michele Clark - RJ in the School (Police & Youth Circles)   Virtual Panel (6pm-7:30pm) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctd-mvrDMuHtYCpTeG63nv586yTinzvSvQ   Moderators: Catherine Stapleton & Roosevelt Harris Panelists: Principal Charles Anderson, Michele Clark High School Deputy Chief Ernest Cato III, Chicago Police Department DJ Nephets, POWER…

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June 2021

Donna Dudley Peace Project (DDPP) Softball Tournament

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Moore Park, 5085 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60644
Chicago, IL United States
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The Donna Dudley Peace Project started back in the mid-80s as a softball league to attract gang involved youth to play against each other and form healthier, more accepting relationships with rival gang members. After a year off, we will continue the DDPP mission this year. Games are on Mondays @ 6:45pm and 8:30pm. July 12th will be our annual DDPP All-Stars vs. CPD District 15 Game at Columbus Park @ 7:30pm Playoffs: 8/30 and 9/13 Sep 20 the DDPP…

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BUILD’s Associate Board presents: “Do-Good-A-Palooza!”

June 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online
$30

BUILD Chicago’s Associate Board would like to invite you to our one-hour, virtual Summer event Do-Good-A-Palooza! on Thursday, June 17 at 8pm CST!   With interactive games, trivia, giveaways, visual art, and performances by local Chicago artists, Do-Good-A-Palooza! will be an evening of joy and entertainment - and a great opportunity to learn more about BUILD and the communities we serve!   So, grab your tickets and join us for a fun-filled virtual evening! Play games, win prizes, meet BUILD's…

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July 2021

Hoops in the Hood

July 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With support from LISC Chicago, 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. In addition to basketball and community engagement, Hoops in the Hood serves as a point of entry for BUILD’s year-round programming, extending the project’s impact beyond the summer. In this way, BUILD’s Hoops in…

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One West Side Community Peace Walk: Presented by Area 4

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Madison & Hamlin Chicago, United States + Google Map

4 Communities coming together! Austin, Garfield Park, West Humboldt Park, and North Lawndale. All community residents are welcome to join us as we walk in solidarity to promote peace and unity this summer. The walk will conclude at Garfield Park Music Court for ceremony and celebration from 11am-1pm (Madison & Hamlin). Register today using this link or call 773-227-2880 for additional information.  

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Hoops in the Hood

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With support from LISC Chicago, 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. In addition to basketball and community engagement, Hoops in the Hood serves as a point of entry for BUILD’s year-round programming, extending the project’s impact beyond the summer. In this way, BUILD’s Hoops in…

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Youth-led Fundraising CARWASH!

July 30
BUILD, 5100 W Harrison St
$10

Bring your set of wheels through BUILD for that car wash you’ve been meaning to get. BUILD 's parking lot will be transformed into a hand car wash service center! Bring your car by and we’ll keep you looking good on the road! 100% of proceeds will go directly to support youth!

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Hoops in the Hood

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

With support from LISC Chicago, 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. In addition to basketball and community engagement, Hoops in the Hood serves as a point of entry for BUILD’s year-round programming, extending the project’s impact beyond the summer. In this way, BUILD’s Hoops in…

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