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‘Let this boy make it’ BUILD Highlighted in the Washington Post

By Daniel Perez | June 28, 2018

From his hospital bed, the eighth-grader was already plotting how to kill the kid who had put him there. It had been a month since…

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Area groups look to cover West Side with positivity

By Daniel Perez | June 28, 2018

AUSTIN WEEKLY NEWS: A local nonprofit is looking to blanket a portion of the West Side with positivity next month when it hosts its Summer…

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Hoops in the Hood Officially Kicks Off with Summer of Opportunity Event

By Daniel Perez | June 28, 2018

Hoops in the Hood is about to have its biggest summer ever. The sports-based community safety initiative by LISC Chicago creates safe spaces for youth…

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Chicago Anti-Gang Activists Say Facebook Is Used For Harm In Feuds

By Daniel Perez | June 12, 2018

Gangs can do a lot of harm to a community. They’re a big factor in the gun violence problem in Chicago. Newsy’s Jay Strubberg interviewed…

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Jovan Peace Garden in Austin built with help of ABC7, Disney volunteers

By Daniel Perez | June 12, 2018

CHICAGO (WLS) — Employees from Disney and ABC7 came together for a global week of volunteer service. Several ABC7 colleagues are volunteering Thursday help build…

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TEENS SHARE INSPIRING STORIES, WIN SCHOLARSHIPS

By neonadmin | May 16, 2018

They have overcome all sorts of challenges – parents divorcing, a father going to prison, multiple moves, bad grades, trouble paying rent and problems with…

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THROUGH BUILD CHICAGO, YOUTH IMPACTED BY GANG LIFE FIND AN ALLY

By neonadmin | May 16, 2018

By Brianna Bilter, Christopher Vazquez and Ben Schachter for MEDILL March 14, 2018 Max Cerda was only 16 years old when he watched two members…

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BUILD’S ‘BLACK TABLE’ HIGHLIGHTED IN THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

By neonadmin | May 16, 2018

Read the Sun-Times article here Nearly 20 of the area’s most influential and successful African American leaders spent the afternoon sharing their experiences and tips…

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BUILD Announces Siobhan Sanders as New Board Chair

By Daniel Perez | July 12, 2019

BUILD’s boards of directors have nominated Siobhan Sanders to become the next board chair, and she officially assumed the position on July 1, 2019. Siobhan…

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Summer of Opportunity Brings Austin Together

By Daniel Perez | July 3, 2019

Our third annual Summer of Opportunity festival was a great success as nearly 3,000 people came out to celebrate the Austin community on June 28…

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BUILD Participates in Race Against Gun Violence

By Daniel Perez | June 13, 2019

On June 6, BUILD youth and staff put on their running shoes and headed to Grant Park for the Race Against Gun Violence. Nearly 2,000…

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BUILD CEO Speaks Out On Memorial Day Violence

By Daniel Perez | May 29, 2019

We appreciate WBBM Newsradio for keeping the important discussion of positive summer programs in the headlines. BUILD is focused and ready to ramp up our community…

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Reducing Violence Through Community Events

By Daniel Perez | May 29, 2019

As Memorial Day weekend kicked off, BUILD was out in the Austin community working to reduce the violence. On Friday May 24, BUILD, along with…

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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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