Better Makers: Chicago's Austin Community Comes Together to Kick Off School Year

BUILD, Inc. (Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development) is one of Chicago’s leading gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development organizations on a mission to engage youth of high-risk environments by helping instill confidence and promote engagement and leadership within their communities. BUILD currently serves more than 3,500 youth each year in Austin, East Garfield […]

Better Makers: BUILD Inc. Celebrates 49 Years of Youth Impact at Annual Gala

BUILD, Inc. (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) celebrated 49 years of impacting Chicago’s youth at its annual dinner April 27. BUILDing Opportunity, Transforming the Future raised a record-breaking $725,000 for its youth programing. Three awards were given to BUILD’s greatest, long-standing supporters: Jim and Kelly McShane were awarded the BUILDer of the Year Award; Danny Wirtz received […]

5th Annual Philanthropy Awards: BUILD, Inc.

Most recently updated: December 2020 Since 1969, BUILD, Inc. has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable youth in Chicago escape gangs, resist violence, and become positive community leaders. With facilities in Austin and Humboldt Park, BUILD mentors help young people get mental health care, stay in school, and discover their own passions and potential. Executive […]

Quick and Easy: BUILD Annual Dinner

Help at-risk youth become successful members of society by attending the “Building Teams, Building Dreams” BUILD Annual Dinner. Despite the violence on Chicago’s streets, BUILD works to ensure that our youth will survive, flourish and achieve their dreams. What: An interactive celebration with youth who, through BUILD’s game-changing programs, are moving from despair to hope, from […]