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BUILD’s work highlighted in The Washington Post ›

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 Latee Smith’s 15th birthday and a week since a bullet blew a hole through his right hip, tearing into muscle and bone and leaving him bleeding on a sidewalk, terrified he … Read More ›

BUILD and Go CPS ›

7th grade families complete the first step in the application process by visiting and subscribing to the mailing list today.
For our 7th grade families, high school application season for school year 2018-19 is quickly approaching. There are a lot of things to prepare before then, but the most important among them is to … Read More ›

Breakthru IL and BUILD Chicago Celebrate the “Summer of Opportunity” ›

Breakthru Beverage Illinois and BUILD Chicago came together Friday at the “Summer of Opportunity” with the aim to help set Chicago’s youth up for a safe and successful summer.
“‘Summer of Opportunity’ went beyond ‘put the guns down;’ we helped change the story about neighborhoods like Austin,” BUILD Executive Director Adam M. Alonso said.
With nearly 2,000 … Read More ›


Stopping violence is step one. Whether they come from school or lock-up, young people need good programs and a safe place to heal, have fun, and prepare for their future. Intervention Specialist and Mentor Carlos Vega tells moderators Val Warner and Valerie Jarrett about the difference BUILD makes on Windy City Live.
See the video … Read More ›

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