ONE MISSION:
TRANSFORMING LIVES.

EDUCATION SERVICES:
BUILDing FUTURES.

BOUNDLESS POTENTIAL:
BUILDING HOPE.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

    February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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

BUILD PODCAST

OUR BLOG

BUILD awarded Project Innovation grant from Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

By Daniel Perez | May 15, 2019

We’d like to share some great news! We are proud to announce that BUILD is a winner of The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation’s 2019 Project Innovation…

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50th Annual Gala Was a Night to Remember

By Daniel Perez | May 9, 2019

It was a record-breaking evening at BUILD’s 50th Annual Gala on Friday May 3 – we raised $1,061,970, the most in the history of the event.…

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BUILD’s 9th Annual Public Speaking Contest

By Daniel Perez | April 25, 2019

We couldn’t be prouder of our young people for sharing their emotional and heartfelt stories of success during our 9th Annual Public Speaking Contest. We…

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BUILDing Futures: College Visits

By Daniel Perez | April 25, 2019

At BUILD, we understand the importance of an education. We also want our young people to understand the impact that an education can make in…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Lauretta

By Daniel Perez | March 29, 2019

Our friends at Starbucks recently came out to spend a beautiful Saturday morning volunteering at BUILD. They helped us with some much needed painting, cleaning…

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Sharing Wisdom At The Black Cafe

By Daniel Perez | February 20, 2019

In continuing our celebration of Black History Month, we held our first ever Black Café event on February 18. Building off the momentum from the…

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Celebrating African-American Success at Black Table 2019

By Daniel Perez | February 3, 2019

We started Black History Month off strong at BUILD by celebrating our 3rdAnnual Black Table Luncheon. Hosted at ABC7 studios in Chicago, this event gave…

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MLK Day of Service

By Daniel Perez | January 22, 2019

It was a bitter cold day in Chicago on January 21, and though many had the day off of work and school, over 100 youth…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Haku

By Daniel Perez | January 9, 2019

At BUILD, we are grateful to those who generously donate their time and efforts to help us create better communities. The service our volunteers provide…

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Trees of Hope Spread Holiday Spirit

By Daniel Perez | December 19, 2018

It’s the holiday season and all through the city, bright and colorful decorations illuminate the streets. At BUILD, we are spreading the holiday spirit with…

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BUILD Receives Access to Justice Grant

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

We were proud to join the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Westside Justice Center, and The Resurrection Project as we announced the 60 non-profit…

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Chicago Bulls Dish out a Pair of Assists at BUILD

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

We want to send a special thank you to Chicago Bulls point guard Ryan Arcidiacono and agent Joel Bell for coming out to BUILD and providing our…

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Behind the Scenes with BUILD Youth

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

We are proud of our Bridges to Pathways youth for writing, directing, acting in, and shooting their own short film! Their piece speaks out against…

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BUILDing Futures Hosts Wellness Session

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

Our BUILDing Futures team recently hosted a youth wellness session at BUILD Headquarters. Youth were able to enjoy a peaceful 60 minute yoga session and learn about mandalas and…

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Midnight Mingle Social For Our BG2W Participants

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

BUILD’s female focused program, BG2W, recently hosted their first midnight mingle social. This was the first time that participants from all five cohorts got to…

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BUILD Supports Invest South West Initiative

By Daniel Perez | February 9, 2020

There was a lot of focus, excitement and intense conversation recently as organizations in Austin, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale came together to hear more…

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Celebrating The Life Of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Daniel Perez | January 23, 2020

BUILD staff, youth, neighborhood residents, the Chicago Police Department and several volunteers from Starbucks and Playworks came together on January 20 in celebration of the life…

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Can’t beat the Holiday Rush (University Medical Center)!

By Daniel Perez | December 17, 2019

As long as anyone can remember, the Finance Team at Rush University Medical Center have had an amazing annual tradition: an internal holiday giving drive…

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Fall Harvest Fest At BUILD

By Daniel Perez | October 22, 2019

Fall is such a beautiful time of year in Chicago, but it seemingly goes by in the blink of an eye. On October 19, we…

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BUILD Announces Kirsten Mallik as New Chief Development Officer

By Daniel Perez | September 23, 2019

Kirsten Mallik comes to BUILD with over fifteen years of experience supporting non-profit organizations, from communications and messaging to annual, major gift, and capital campaign…

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