Designed by famed architect Lucien Lagrange and constructed by FCL Builders, the BBF Center materializes the hopes and dreams of residents who have long awaited real and sustainable community renewal. The BBF Center also represents the culmination of the work Joe Kellman started when he shifted BBF’s focus away from sports and toward comprehensive youth development programming. The energy-efficient building is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

The BBF Center offers a safe haven to the families of North Lawndale. Students are transported directly from school to the center, where bulletproof glass, security cameras, and dedicated staff ensure their safety. In addition, BBF’s beautiful courtyard provides a safe, peaceful outdoor location for children that can be enjoyed even during a neighborhood emergency.