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

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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 highlighted on WGN’s “Chicago’s Merry Own”

By Daniel Perez | December 4, 2018

WGN’s “Chicago’s Merry Own” segment recently featured BUILD community social worker Olivia Santiago! Watch the video here as Olivia shares her experience at BUILD’s holiday…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Alex

By Daniel Perez | November 29, 2018

BUILD was not the organization Alex Rasky had in mind when he began searching for volunteer opportunities in 2016. He was seeking an opportunity that…

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BUILD Wins Obama Foundation My Brother’s Keeper Grant

By Daniel Perez | November 16, 2018

BUILD is honored and grateful to have been awarded a prestigious Obama Foundation’s My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Community Challenge Seed Grant – one of five grants in Chicago and 19…

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BUILDing Strong Young Women

By Daniel Perez | September 25, 2018

“It’s not safe like it used to be,” Keshayla said of growing up in of Chicago. “It’s like everybody’s just dying and getting killed.” At…

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BUILD Chicago’s Female Mentoring Program Highlighted in NBC 5’s “Making a Difference” Series

By Daniel Perez | August 29, 2018

“Local Program Helps Empower Teens To Escape Community Violence” BUILD Chicago is an organization that helps empower at-risk youth in the Chicago area, helping thousands…

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BUILD Wins $1 Million Grant from MacArthur Foundation

By Daniel Perez | August 27, 2018

BUILD is proud to be part of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‘s $26 million strategy. Thriving communities require strong, resilient, generative, and…

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Decrease in Austin homicides credited to community involvement

By Daniel Perez | August 22, 2018

Once it was a hot spot for gun violence and drug trafficking, but now Hubbard Park is teeming with drum circles, barbecues and community bonding. What’s happening…

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“Summer of Opportunity” Street Festival Unites Austin

By Benjy Wax | August 21, 2018

BUILD’s second annual Summer of Opportunity street festival was a great success as more than 2,500 Austin residents, community leaders, anti-violence groups and community organizations…

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No Summer Sliding at BUILD

By Daniel Perez | August 20, 2018

When the final bell of the school year rings, some kids flip the switch and power down their brains until autumn – the dreaded “summer…

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BUILD Celebrates 40th Annual Peace League All-Star Game

By Daniel Perez | August 20, 2018

It was a hot day at the ballpark on August 2 when BUILD celebrated its 40th edition of the Peace League Softball All-Star Game. The…

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