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BUILD earns 4-Star rating on Charity Navigator ›

On November 1st, 2016 BUILD, inc. was awarded a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and a proven commitment to accountability and transparency.
As recent hard economic times have forever shaped the nonprofit sector, there is an unprecedented demand from savvy donors for greater accountability, transparency, and quantifiable results from the charities … Read More ›

BUILD featured on ABC News ›

How Some Chicagoans Are Trying to End the City’s Endemic Gun Violence:
Clifton “Booney” McFowler served 27 years in prison for a gang-related murder before returning to his neighborhood in Austin, Chicago, with hopes of steering kids away from his previous path. He joined an organization called BUILD that seeks to stem the bloodshed by offering … Read More ›

BUILD Art show features work by youth affected by violence ›

“When I was painting this, it was in memory of them,” Tolayo said. “I was painting, and I was remembering the good memories of them and thinking that we’ve lost a lot of people. But there’s still guns in the streets, there is still violence, there is still everything.”
A lot of the children in the … Read More ›


BUILD has been a life saver for many whose called the West Side and Northwest Side of Chicago their home. Established in 1969 under Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development, it began as a gang intervention program dealing with more than 200 gang affiliated youth. Since its start, BUILD now serves close to 3,000 … Read More ›

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