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BUILD has been named a winner of the annual Make It Better Foundation’s Philanthropy Award. BUILD, Founded in 1969, has been engaging at-risk youth both in and out of the classroom to help realize their full career potential, and also to contribute to the overall safety of their neighborhoods, was recognized in the Social Justice category. What makes … Read More ›

BUILD Chicago Offering Alternatives to Gang Life for Nearly 50 Years ›

“I never [thought] about doing positive things with my life, I just thought about negative things because of what happened to me and I wanted revenge back,” Smith said.
He credits his lifestyle changes to the organization BUILD Chicago, or Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development.
The nonprofit provides resources to Chicago children and young adults … Read More ›

BUILD’s Peer Health Educators recognized by Healthy Chicago ›

Healthy Chicago 2.0 Seed Grantee Successes
In 2016, the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago (PHIMC), in partnership with CDPH, awarded the first ever Healthy Chicago Seed Grants to support community initiatives that promote health equity, in line with Healthy Chicago 2.0.
More than 100 organizations applied for the six awards. All of the winning programs provide direct impact in the community in which they work.We are proud of … Read More ›

#RESPECTLIFE  — Pledge to End Violence! Elected leaders, violence prevention groups kick off 2017 campaign at BUILD ›

Chicago, IL – Cook County Commissioner Richard R. Boykin was joined by Chicago Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Washington, Dist. 39 Illinois State Senator Don Harmon, 29th Ward Alderman Chris Taliaferro, Chicago Bears great, Charles “Peanut” Tillman and several community leaders to kick off the 2017 #RespectLife Campaign to End Neighborhood Violence. The event was hosted at the Austin … Read More ›

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