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Changing young West Side lives

By Daniel Perez | January 19, 2023

Oak Parker Alonso heads BUILD, a violence prevention program Although he took a detour from an initial plan to become a doctor, Adam Alonso is…

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Change Agents Podcast: Justice that Heals

By Daniel Perez | January 18, 2023

BUILD’s Peace & Justice Center was recently featured on Season 3 of the Change Agents Podcast. Justice that Heals, a piece about Restorative Justice practices in Chicago.…

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Ryan Poles, Bears Care host Scout School for Chicago students

By Daniel Perez | January 6, 2023

Bears general manager Ryan Poles and Bears Care hosted the organization’s first-ever Scout School Dec. 15, bringing students from BUILD Chicago to Halas Hall to…

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Adam Alonso honored as Bears’ Inspire Change Changemaker

By Daniel Perez | December 27, 2022

As Adam Alonso, CEO of BUILD Chicago, stood out on the turf at Soldier Field during halftime of the frigid Bears-Bills game last Saturday, he…

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New Community Campus Hopes to Bring Gathering Space, Activity Hub to Austin

By Daniel Perez | December 20, 2022

A massive community campus will soon welcome hundreds of kids and families from South and West Side neighborhoods.  It’s a major project the organization Broader Urban Involvement…

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‘It’s a Game Changer’: New Youth Community Center Set to Open on Chicago’s West Side

By Daniel Perez | November 30, 2022

A new youth and community center will soon open its doors on Chicago’s west side. It’s a major project by non-profit organization BUILD that could…

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In BUILD, Chicago youth find an alternative to gang violence

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

CHICAGO — It’s the day before Thanksgiving and a group of young and old men have come out to play football as a part of…

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Annual Turkey Bowl flag football takes over Chicago’s Columbus Park

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football. On Wednesday, some Chicago kids kicked off the holiday with a little friendly competition. The annual Turkey Bowl Flag…

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ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4: BUILD Turkey Bowl

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

Check out ABC7’s Coverage of BUILD’s 8th Annual Turkey Bowl on Eyewitness News at 4pm – November 23, 2022.

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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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Changing young West Side lives

By Daniel Perez | January 19, 2023

Oak Parker Alonso heads BUILD, a violence prevention program Although he took a detour from an initial plan to become a doctor, Adam Alonso is…

Read More

Change Agents Podcast: Justice that Heals

By Daniel Perez | January 18, 2023

BUILD’s Peace & Justice Center was recently featured on Season 3 of the Change Agents Podcast. Justice that Heals, a piece about Restorative Justice practices in Chicago.…

Read More

Ryan Poles, Bears Care host Scout School for Chicago students

By Daniel Perez | January 6, 2023

Bears general manager Ryan Poles and Bears Care hosted the organization’s first-ever Scout School Dec. 15, bringing students from BUILD Chicago to Halas Hall to…

Read More

Adam Alonso honored as Bears’ Inspire Change Changemaker

By Daniel Perez | December 27, 2022

As Adam Alonso, CEO of BUILD Chicago, stood out on the turf at Soldier Field during halftime of the frigid Bears-Bills game last Saturday, he…

Read More

New Community Campus Hopes to Bring Gathering Space, Activity Hub to Austin

By Daniel Perez | December 20, 2022

A massive community campus will soon welcome hundreds of kids and families from South and West Side neighborhoods.  It’s a major project the organization Broader Urban Involvement…

Read More

‘It’s a Game Changer’: New Youth Community Center Set to Open on Chicago’s West Side

By Daniel Perez | November 30, 2022

A new youth and community center will soon open its doors on Chicago’s west side. It’s a major project by non-profit organization BUILD that could…

Read More

In BUILD, Chicago youth find an alternative to gang violence

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

CHICAGO — It’s the day before Thanksgiving and a group of young and old men have come out to play football as a part of…

Read More

Annual Turkey Bowl flag football takes over Chicago’s Columbus Park

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without football. On Wednesday, some Chicago kids kicked off the holiday with a little friendly competition. The annual Turkey Bowl Flag…

Read More

ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4: BUILD Turkey Bowl

By Daniel Perez | November 28, 2022

Check out ABC7’s Coverage of BUILD’s 8th Annual Turkey Bowl on Eyewitness News at 4pm – November 23, 2022.

Read More

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