BUILDING HOPE, BUILDING LIVES, BUILDING FUTURES
For nearly 50 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four priority communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.

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BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities. 

 

                    

                    

 

 

Upcoming Events

Browse 2 Events in April 2018

20
Apr
2018
Friday 5:00PM, 2018 | Austin Community Family Center, 501 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60644
BUILD will host a Community Family Night for family members of all ages. Spend your evening with free family activities that include arts & crafts, basketball tournaments, bingo, dance contests, games, prizes....and much more! Read More ›
21
Apr
2018
Saturday 9:00AM, 2018 | Chicago, IL
Join BUILD as we team up to clean up our communities! Earth Day has been a rallying call for environmental stewards around the world to educate their fellow citizens on the environment, while impacting their communities and contributing to global sustainability. Read More ›
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