BUILD’s mission is to engage at-risk youth in the schools and on the streets, so they can realize their educational and career potential and contribute to the stability, safety and well being of our communities. Since 1969, BUILD has helped tens of thousands of young people in Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods to create successful lives and find positive alternatives to the violence and risky behaviors that rob them of their potential. BUILD reaches over 2,000 youth each year, with a focus on Austin, Humboldt Park/West Town, Fuller Park/Grand Boulevard, Hermosa, and East Garfield Park. For more information: