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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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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