Time to nominate an outstanding Individual or Organization for a BOC – Harvey “Milk Made” Award.

Do You know what ALL of these names have in common?
Michael Tierney, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada,
YeVonne Allen, TAG, Senator Ben Kieckhefer(R), Sean Savoy, Katherine Cortez-Masto, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), Christopher Daniels, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP), CC Ott, Sparks High School GSA, Jack & Larry(SDC), Reno Gay Page,Doyle Cornelius, Silver Dollar Court, Angela Watson, Kathy Baldock, Mayor Bob Cashell, Reno Tahoe Tonight and Lauren Mari Hufft?

All of these people were honored with a Build Our Center Milk Made Award.

Each year, Build Our Center recognizes the outstanding efforts members of the community make in supportof GLBTQA (Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Queer, Ally) rights in Northern Nevada.

We will honor a few of these individuals at our annual Harvey Milk Event on Friday, May 22, 2015.

The Milk Made awards will honor 10 members of the Northern Nevada community who
have worked to build, strengthen and connect the local community.

We are looking for (5)People and (5)Organizations that can be honored for being a
Community Builder, Political Groundbreaker, a Leader of Tomorrow (under 30) ,
a Trailblazer (over 50) or have supported the community by being an Outstanding Ally.

Please nominate someone special today!



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Support Build Our Center for the 2015 Nevada’s Big Give! We love you.

Give where you live: support Build Our Center for the 2015 Nevada’s Big Give!

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Help us raise money to outfit the soon-to-be opened
Community Center!

Click Here to Donate Today!

The goal of this year’s fundraising campaign is to raise $2,000 to help outfit the Community Center with equipment (tables, chairs, phones, computers, etc.), which will also be available for community members to utilize.

We are shooting to secure a space by June 2015, shortly before the 2nd Annual Northern Nevada Pride Festival and Community Pride Parade on July 25, 2015! We are excited to be so close to finally opening a safe and accepting space for the community to enjoy!

We could not have gotten to this point without all of your support over these last few years. Dollar by dollar, we have finally achieved our goal of having enough funding to open and sustain an LGBT Community Center here in Northern Nevada. We would like to sincerely thank you for all you have done, and we hope you will consider supporting Build Our Center by giving big here on March 12th!

With your support and that of our first sustaining donors, RockCares: The Norris-Rocaberte Family Foundation, we will soon be opening a Community Center for all Northern Nevadans.

Join with us and help reach our goal!
We are a CommUNITY. We need a Center.
2015 will be the year that we get one!


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Guerrilla Queer Bar — February 11

Join us TONIGHT!

Guerrilla Queer Bar by Build Our Center
Wednesday, February 11th, 5pm-7pm we are taking over..

Buffalo’s Silver Cue | Billiards Ultra Lounge
5890 South Virginia Street #4 Reno!
(775) 393-9949

Join us for drink specials, new friends, and familiar faces!


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Homies Youth Group


Our Homies Youth Group is still thriving.
Our goal is to meet 2 times a month and work together on a Community Project or explore something new in Washoe County. If you would like more information, visit us on Facebook!

We are testing out a new way to communicate. If you are between 12-24 and would like updates on the Homies — Text   EZIZU36959    To: 313131.
If it works out then we will customize it and build our group this way. Tell your friends.

Homies: Blowing up Balloons for the A Salon 7 White Party

Homies: Blowing up Balloons for the A Salon 7 White Party

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We painted an Electrical Box for Grass Roots Books


Sometimes we meet at Rainshadow High School

Homies: Open Art Day Nov 2014

Homies: Open Art Day Nov 2014

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Pictionary can sometimes get out of control.


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We wrapped gifts for Be A Santa Program and the Senior Center of Washoe County.


Check us out in the Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade

Check us out in the Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade


Decorated for the December 2014 TAG Be Who You Are Ball



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Homeless Youth Count — 2015

The Homeless Youth Count concluded on January 30th.

Build Our Center and Nevada Youth Empowerment Project  had over 70 Volunteers show up to make the count possible. This doesn’t include the dozens of people and businesses that donated to help these young people get the necessities they need while living in precarious situations.   This year we partnered with RISE to run the Free Market on site. Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Northern Nevada Hopes were also on site to provide signups for programs and testing.
We were very lucky this year as the weather was nice which brought out more people than last year. We will post the full results of the Survey as soon as they have been analyzed and returned to us. We counted 75 young people this year between 18-24. This was one of the highest turnouts. We already have ideas of how to improve the count next year and plan to include some more mobile outreach to the areas of town that make transportation complicated. Thank you to all who participated, donated or supported this annual count!

2015 Washoe County Youth Point In Time Count

2015 Washoe County Youth Point In Time Count


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Homeless Youth Count January 29

It’s time for the 2015 Homeless Youth Point In Time Count. This is the 2nd year Build Our Center has served as an organizer with Nevada Youth Empowerment Project.

The Point-in-Time (PIT) count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. The Department of Housing and Urban Development mandates a survey of homeless people every year. This data is ultimately used to develop and fund housing and supportive programs for those in neeimage image image imaged. This year, the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project and Build Our Center, both local non-profits, will coordinate the January 29th event, on behalf of the Reno Area Alliance for the Homeless. Reno Initiate for Shelter and Equality(RISE) will coordinate the clothing distribution. The event is 24 hours, it will target homeless youth, and it will take place at the West Street Plaza (1st and West Street). It begins promptly at midnight on January 29th and will end at 11:59pm.

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