Designed by famed architect Lucien Lagrange and constructed by FCL Builders, the BBF Center is a gift to the community from the Joseph Kellman Family Foundation and represents the culmination of the work Joe 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 youth and families of North Lawndale. Students are transported directly from school to the center, where high-density glass, security cameras, and dedicated staff ensure their safety and proper engagement. In addition, BBF’s beautiful courtyard provides a safe, peaceful outdoor location for children that can be enjoyed irrespective of any external neighborhood crisis.