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January 2020

ART SHOW “Sip & Paint” #2: Mosaics

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join BUILD artists, staff, neighbors and supporters for an evening of making artwork around this year’s art show theme "365 + 1 Stories Around the Sun", and explore your creative voice at BUILD HQ, 5100 W. Harrison, Chicago. Purchase your tickets here!

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February 2020


February 8 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join BUILD artists, staff, neighbors and supporters for an evening of making artwork around this year’s art show theme "365 + 1 Stories Around the Sun" and explore your creative voice at BUILD HQ, 5100 W  Harrison, Chicago. Purchase your tickets here!

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February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

During Black History Month we are hosting a community event called The Black Table. This will be an opportunity for prominent African American leaders to engage African American high school aged youth in a meaningful conversation about building a legacy.

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Open House & Community Brunch

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
BUILD, 5100 W Harrison St

Community Healing Focus Group Support and leadership group for families dealing with the emotional impact of any major loss. An opportunity to connect with other parents and caretakers impacted by the senseless violence in our community. Reflect and connect with others in your community and practice essential tools for self care and healing. Please contact Linda Toles at lindatoles@buildchicago.org or 773-407-6855 for additional information.

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BUILD Annual Art Show: 365 +1 Stories Around the Sun

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on out and join us for our 5th Annual Art Show and reception on Saturday, February 29, from 6 to 9 pm at Revel Motor Row, 2400 S. Michigan, Packard Ballroom. Tickets on sale now! Visit buildchicago.org and secure your tickets today! An evening of great art featuring youth and community artists. Ticket price includes appetizers, wine, and refreshments. Purchase your tickets or sponsorships here!  For more information contact stephaniearevalo@buildchicago.org or at 773-227-2880

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March 2020


March 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

BUILD celebrates International Women's Day! This is a worldwide event highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Contact Jessica Carrillo at jessicacarrillo@buildchicago.org

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BUILD Associate Board Presents: Spin Class

March 13 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Join our Associate Board for this healthy fundraiser on Friday, March 13th! Meet us at Equinox located at 200 W Monroe. Participants will need to sign a waiver and must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of class – Limited bikes are available so secure your tickets today! Proceeds benefit BUILD programs. Tickets can be bought here:

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April 2020

BUILD Presents: The WorldScene Film Festival

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BUILD, 5100 W Harrison St

Movin’ On Up ICMC and BUILD Chicago proudly present the WorldScene Film Festival curated by the youth participants of BUILD! The screening of "Movin’ On Up” includes 8 powerful short films from 5 different countries, and the chance to see compelling stories from around the world, hand-picked and sequenced by the youth themselves. Celebrate Imani as she finds the courage to confront her past through rap music (Q.U.E.E.N., USA.) Join Just, a young man who decides to ignore his disability…

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May 2020

BUILD Annual Gala

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Navy Pier

We invite you to join us this year at BUILD’s Annual Gala - BUILDing Bigger Dreams. We will be honoring the hard work of thousands of Chicago’s youth who, thanks to BUILD, are moving from despair to hope, and from dropping out of school to becoming young leaders. We would be so grateful for your leadership gift and presence at this very special event. Join hundreds of enthusiastic guests who will gather at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier…

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June 2020

2020 BUILD DoGoodApalooza!

June 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Eat! Drink! Do Good! Join the party at Lagunitas Brewery located at 2607 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608 and help give back and help support life-saving art, music, and educational programs for kids caught in the crossfire of Chicago’s gang violence crisis. Since 1969, BUILD Chicago has helped over 100,000 kids realize for themselves that they have the poise and power to stay in school, out of gangs, and on a path to career success and community leadership. Purchase your…

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