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BUILD on WBEZ Every Other Hour ›

Thanks to WBEZ and the Every Other Hour segment for telling the powerful story of BUILD’s Christina, a courageous teen who shares her gripping story of pain and growth. Girls in Gangs points out the need for the kind of support BUILD provides Christina and other gang-involved girls. With support, therapy, and caring … Read More ›

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 ›

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