BUILD – Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development – is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and churches. We are non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial, and dedicated to making our city a better place for all Baltimoreans to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change on front stoops and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in City Hall and at the State House in Annapolis.

For more than 30 years, BUILD has worked to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools, among other issues. We are a non-profit supported by the dues of our member organizations and by individuals, businesses, and foundations. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States.

Our victories range from initiating the national living wage movement to creating Child First, an after-school program that encourages parent-teacher-neighborhood partnerships, to building and rebuilding more than 1,000 houses in Baltimore’s most distressed areas.

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Latest News & Updates

DON’T ARREST ME, HIRE ME: BUILD Leaders to Gather to Demand Mayor’s Response on Jobs! Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, 6:30 PM

PRESS ALERT DON’T ARREST ME, HIRE ME: BUILD Leaders to Gather to Demand Mayor’s Response on Jobs!      Contact: Ojeda Hall, Lead Organizer, BUILD, 443-253-9338, Contact: Rev. Calvin Keene, Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, 410-340-1130, Contact: Rev. Marshall Prentice, Pastor, Zion Baptist Church, 410-837-4181,   Who: Over 200 BUILD leaders from over 40 congregations and schools throughout [...]

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BUILD U Session 3: Moving Into ACTION! Sat., Oct. 26th

BUILD U Session 3: Moving Into ACTION!       BUILD is continuing it’s 3 part training series through BUILD U. “Choosing the BUILD Way:  Practicing the Habits of Thinking, Relating & ACTING!” Place:            Cardinal Shehan School 5407 Loch Raven Blvd Baltimore MD 21239 Date:              Saturday, October 26, 2013 Time:              9:00 a.m. [...]

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