BUILD – Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development – is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Baltimore’s neighborhoods and congregations. We are non-partisan, interfaith, multiracial, and dedicated to making our city a better place for all Baltimoreans to live and thrive. For more than 35 years, BUILD has worked to improve housing, increase job opportunities, and rebuild schools, among other issues. We are affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation, a coalition of like-minded organizations in cities across the United States.

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In March of 2014, BUILD completed the largest listening campaign in our history. Through individual and small group conversations with over 5,240 people who live, work, and worship in Baltimore, BUILD identified four top issues that will guide our work in the coming years:

1. Jobs and Employment

2. Crime and Safety

3. Youth Opportunities

4. Schools and Education

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Latest News & Updates

BUILD One Baltimore Action Date CHANGED to Monday June 22nd 6:30 pm St. Peter Claver

Please join us on the new date for the BUILD One Baltimore Action: Date: Monday June 22nd Time: 6:30 pm Gathering Time Place: St. Peter Claver Catholic Church 1526 N. Fremont Avenue Stand with us to aim the city towards action that will BUILD One Baltimore.

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Education Tool: Understanding the Threat of Proposed Education Cuts

Get the details of the proposed $35 million state funding cut to Baltimore City Schools with the BUILD 2015 Education Cuts Presentation, by Rev. Andrew Foster Connors.

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