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 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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BUILD Celebrates Donor Appreciation Week

By Daniel Perez | September 13, 2019

This past week, we took time to honor and thank the people who make the mission of BUILD possible: our donors. Throughout Donor Appreciation Week,…

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Grapes for Good Wine Event

By Daniel Perez | September 11, 2019

We hope to see you at our 2019 Grapes For Good fundraiser at The Pillar Loft on October 24th. The tasting will support BUILD’s growth…

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“The Iris” Urban Agriculture Program Blossoms at BUILD

By Benjy Wax | September 10, 2019

Some young people spend their summers hanging out at the pool. Some head off to sleepaway camp. And some choose to immerse their sun soaked…

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BUILD CEO Named One of StreetWise’s 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans for 2019

By Benjy Wax | August 12, 2019

BUILD Chicago is exceptionally proud to announce that CEO Adam Alonso has been named one of 2019’s 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans by StreetWise magazine. “Since his arrival…

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Jovan Jones Peace Garden Dedication

By Daniel Perez | August 7, 2019

We want to thank our friends at Digmattix for generously donating their time, effort, and resources to make BUILD’s community garden even more spectacular. Not…

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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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