Chicago’s Race Against Gun Violence | Virtual

The Race Against Gun Violence is a rallying point to raise awareness and funds for organizations working to save lives and build Chicago’s future. It is an opportunity to change the narrative about our city, call concerned citizens to action and show the world that Chicago can come together to solve the problem of gun…

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“The Iris” Urban Agriculture Program Blossoms at BUILD

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 days in learning a lost art⁠—growing your own food. BUILD’s “The Iris” urban agriculture initiative started off as small garden project, a medium to teach young people a new and…

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Hoops On The Block

With support from LISC Chicago, BUILD is proud to offer our annual  installment of Hoops on The Block, bringing community-centered athletics to Austin and Humboldt Park, while “taking back” streets that have experienced violence, creating safe spaces for youth and adults to build positive relationships, and fostering a sense of community. This week find us at Simons Park…

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LIGHT IN THE NIGHT! Community Summer Event Series

This summer BUILD, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Westside Health Authority and Austin neighborhood parks are working collaboratively to ensure there are safe spaces where community members can come together as neighbors. To accomplish this, we will engage youth, families and people of all ages in organized recreational activities like dance, yoga, and a variety of…

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LIGHT IN THE NIGHT! Community Summer Event Series

This summer BUILD, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago, Westside Health Authority and Austin neighborhood parks are working collaboratively to ensure there are safe spaces where community members can come together as neighbors. To accomplish this, we will engage youth, families and people of all ages in organized recreational activities like dance, yoga, and a variety of…

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