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December 2021

Winter Wonderfest

December 17, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lafollette Park, 1333 North Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60651 United States
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Ring in the holidays this weekend with our Winter Wonderfest event, happening Friday, Dec. 17. We'll be giving away some Apple Watches and a Laptop...each piece of donated clothing = 1 raffle ticket.

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January 2022

Virtual Sip N’ Paint

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Get ready to paint, laugh and sip in this virtual Sip N' Paint event next week! Sure to be a fun time. Pre-sketched canvas and supplies delivered to your door. 90 minutes live art instruction on Zoom with Ric Miranda from BUILD Arts Academy. Surprise yourself with what you create! All proceeds support BUILD's Youth Art programs. Last day to register is this Saturday, January 8: bit.ly/3duqNAK Tickets: $50. * Note: Class require minimum enrollment of 8 participants. If minimum…

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February 2022

BUILD Presents: The Black Table 2022

February 21 @ 9:00 am - February 25 @ 11:30 pm

In celebration of Black History Month, BUILD is proud to once again present The Black Table, an annual event that brings together many of Chicago’s most accomplished Black leaders to share their stories with promising Black youth from across metropolitan Chicago. In the past, we’ve held the event as a luncheon at WLS-TV studios. This year, leaders recorded videos posted on BUILD’s website where they can be viewed by all interested youth – many of whom will participate in moderated…

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March 2022

2022 Art Show: “BUILD the Future”

March 12
Throop Studio, 1500 N Throop St
Chicago, 60642 United States
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Each year in the BUILD Art Show their work joins additional donated pieces from community artists, attracting hundreds of buyers and guests from in and out of state and raising thousands of dollars for BUILD art programs. Purchase using this link!  Schedule · Saturday, March 12, 2022 11:00 AM: Contribute to a group art piece 2:00 PM: Meet Youth Artists 6:00 PM: Celebrate and Close the Auctions For questions contact Stephanie Arevalo at stephaniearevalo@buildchicago.org

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April 2022

BUILD 2022 Spring Break Camp

April 11 @ 9:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

A week full of activities, workshops and field trips! Questions? Email kreagancarbone@buildchicago.org

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Spring Break Flag Football

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Columbus Park Field 500 S. Central Ave. Chicago, IL 60644

Co-Ed Youth Flag Football for DePriest Elementary Students ages 11-14. Games played on artificial turf field. Please contact Mark Thornton at markthornton@buildchicago.org for additional information.

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BUILD Family Night at the Humboldt Park Field House

April 14 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1440 N Humboldt Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

A free event for families of all ages! Join us at the Humboldt Park Field House for activities will include basketball, Live D. J. and dance, games and prizes, bouncy house, and more! Contact Marisol Cruz at marisolcruz@buildchicago.org for additional information!

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Youth Summer Job Fair

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
La Follette Park

Do you need a summer job? Do you need help writing your resume? Do you want to practice interviewing? WE CAN HELP YOU!!! Come explore summer job opportunities in Austin for ages 14-24. Apply at onesummerchicago.org (we will also do applications on-site).

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May 2022

BUILD GALA 2022 “BUILD the Future”

May 6
Navy Pier

Join us for an evening of storytelling, art and youth voices Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Navy Pier Check your mail for an invitation and watch this space for details about the May 6 in-person Gala. Founded in 1969 to face gang violence on Chicago’s West Side, BUILD has grown into a leading youth development organization, helping thousands of young people escape gangs, overcome trauma, and achieve bright futures. Our Annual Gala is our biggest celebration of hope, a fundraising lifeblood…

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Austin Opportunity Day

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about a wide array of summer jobs for youth at Austin Opportunity Day, Friday, May 20 at Michele Clark! The event includes a youth-led fashion show, art, music, food, and more!

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