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Cook County to invest in violence prevention programs in Austin, Chicago’s West Side

By Daniel Perez | September 9, 2022

Several Chicago’s West Side organizations – including BUILD Chicago, New Moms and Manufacturing Renaissance – will benefit from $75 million in funding from Cook County that will support programs working…

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Austin violence drops between holiday weekends as BUILD, Inc. devotes funding to young people

By Daniel Perez | September 7, 2022

    CHICAGO (WLS) — The renovation of BUILD, Inc. in Austin is nearly done. Chicago police reported that homicides were down 64.7% and shootings were…

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Shootings in Austin down this summer

By Daniel Perez | August 23, 2022

The number of people shot this summer is down by almost 72% in Austin compared to last year, Chicago Police 15th District’s Commander Andre Parham…

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BUILD Works to Develop Chicago’s Youth

By Daniel Perez | July 26, 2022

Building a Better Chicago is an ongoing series of ABC7 Eyewitness News reports spotlighting the people and groups working toward solutions and improvements across Chicago.…

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Meeting the Moment: 3 Nonprofit Leaders Reflect on Serving More

By Daniel Perez | July 7, 2022

At IFF’s 2022 Investors Meeting, held virtually on May 24, three nonprofit leaders from the Midwest = joined a panel discussion – moderated by IFF…

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Building a Brighter Future for Chicago’s Youth with BUILD, Inc.

By Daniel Perez | June 23, 2022

In many communities across the US, youth violence and gang recruitment are an epidemic — driving young people toward aggressive behavior and participation in risky,…

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How Gun Violence Affects Chicago’s Youth

By Daniel Perez | June 10, 2022

BUILD mentor Dominque ‘Domo’ Young appeared on Chicago Tonight with youth leader Indya Pinkard from Communities United and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth Communications and Community Outreach…

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Community members protest against gun violence

By Daniel Perez | June 9, 2022

Kaylah Ester, a student at Michele Clark Prep Magnet High School, marched Friday with at least 100 others to protest gun violence that occurs in Austin…

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Outside the Loop Radio: Mobile Mental Health

By Daniel Perez | March 14, 2022

Mental wellness is vitally important for all of us, especially our youth. Not everyone, however, has access to counseling or therapy services. BUILD Chicago is…

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How An Airport Shuttle Bus Was Converted Into Office on Wheels to Bring Free Counseling Straight to You

By Daniel Perez | March 10, 2022

BUILD’s Amanda Cimoroli stopped by ‘Chicago Today’ to talk about making mental health services more accessible. Watch the full interview with Chicago Today at https://bit.ly/3Kx1Bbg

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Cook County to invest in violence prevention programs in Austin, Chicago’s West Side

By Daniel Perez | September 9, 2022

Several Chicago’s West Side organizations – including BUILD Chicago, New Moms and Manufacturing Renaissance – will benefit from $75 million in funding from Cook County that will support programs working…

Read More

Austin violence drops between holiday weekends as BUILD, Inc. devotes funding to young people

By Daniel Perez | September 7, 2022

    CHICAGO (WLS) — The renovation of BUILD, Inc. in Austin is nearly done. Chicago police reported that homicides were down 64.7% and shootings were…

Read More

Shootings in Austin down this summer

By Daniel Perez | August 23, 2022

The number of people shot this summer is down by almost 72% in Austin compared to last year, Chicago Police 15th District’s Commander Andre Parham…

Read More

BUILD Works to Develop Chicago’s Youth

By Daniel Perez | July 26, 2022

Building a Better Chicago is an ongoing series of ABC7 Eyewitness News reports spotlighting the people and groups working toward solutions and improvements across Chicago.…

Read More

Meeting the Moment: 3 Nonprofit Leaders Reflect on Serving More

By Daniel Perez | July 7, 2022

At IFF’s 2022 Investors Meeting, held virtually on May 24, three nonprofit leaders from the Midwest = joined a panel discussion – moderated by IFF…

Read More

Building a Brighter Future for Chicago’s Youth with BUILD, Inc.

By Daniel Perez | June 23, 2022

In many communities across the US, youth violence and gang recruitment are an epidemic — driving young people toward aggressive behavior and participation in risky,…

Read More

How Gun Violence Affects Chicago’s Youth

By Daniel Perez | June 10, 2022

BUILD mentor Dominque ‘Domo’ Young appeared on Chicago Tonight with youth leader Indya Pinkard from Communities United and Strengthening Chicago’s Youth Communications and Community Outreach…

Read More

Community members protest against gun violence

By Daniel Perez | June 9, 2022

Kaylah Ester, a student at Michele Clark Prep Magnet High School, marched Friday with at least 100 others to protest gun violence that occurs in Austin…

Read More

Outside the Loop Radio: Mobile Mental Health

By Daniel Perez | March 14, 2022

Mental wellness is vitally important for all of us, especially our youth. Not everyone, however, has access to counseling or therapy services. BUILD Chicago is…

Read More

How An Airport Shuttle Bus Was Converted Into Office on Wheels to Bring Free Counseling Straight to You

By Daniel Perez | March 10, 2022

BUILD’s Amanda Cimoroli stopped by ‘Chicago Today’ to talk about making mental health services more accessible. Watch the full interview with Chicago Today at https://bit.ly/3Kx1Bbg

Read More