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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Next event, Strategy Session July 23, 6:30pm.  Click here for more details, and check back often for actions and meetings!


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

SNAP Benefit Change Alert

As of September 1st of this year, Maryland Food Supplement Program (or SNAP/EBT) is transitioning from a 10-day distribution period to a 23-day period. There are many positives involved with this change (store stocks will be more consistent, for example!) but during the 5-month transition. some program participants may find that they have to wait […]

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Connecting police and community

Article by BUILD clergy co-chair Rev Andrew Foster Connors: http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2015-08/building-baltimore.

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