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

Initial coverage of our GOTV work!

The Sun: BUILD Plans Aggressive City Get out the Vote Drive, and the Afro: 250 BUILD Leaders in Large “Get Out the Vote” Northeast Baltimore Effort  

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BUILD Hits the Streets to Get Out The Vote: Eyes on 2016

Baltimore, MD, October 30, 2014. Hundreds of leaders of BUILD (Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development) from over 30 congregations and schools will rally Monday night and help get out the vote Monday and Tuesday. The organization is hitting the streets to demand attention for Baltimore from the future governor and to prepare for extensive electoral [...]

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