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79th Street Renaissance Festival  *Donate Online Campaign*79th Street Renaissance Festival *Donate Online Campaign*

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—While some summer festivals around the city are for-profit, many are the largest fundraisers of the year for nonprofit organization's like the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation! Still… Continue

Making a Splash: Perspectives Middle Academy’s Water ChallengeMaking a Splash: Perspectives Middle Academy’s Water Challenge

Auburn Gresham in the News—Though Perspectives Middle Academy (PMA) encourages its scholars to live healthy lifestyles by providing fresh healthy lunches and enacting a no soda machine policy, many of our scholars still… Continue

Storycatchers Theatre Presents Street Life StoriesStorycatchers Theatre Presents Street Life Stories

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—In effort to turn their lives around, several young men and women joined Storycatchers Theatre, for a 16-week program to create a play, "Struggling In These Streets." A read aloud of the progress to… Continue

Chicago Children’s Museum Donates Tickets to the 2014 79th Street Renaissance Festival!Chicago Children’s Museum Donates Tickets to the 2014 79th Street Renaissance Festival!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) is pleased to announce that Chicago Children’s Museum will be supporting the 9th Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance… Continue

GADC Applies For ISBE 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for FY2015GADC Applies For ISBE 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant for FY2015

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) plans to respond to a "Request for Proposals" from Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Communities and Police Celebrate 'National Night Out' Against CrimeCommunities and Police Celebrate "National Night Out" Against Crime

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—MAYOR EMANUEL, POLICE AND COMMUNITIES CELEBRATE 30 TH ANNUAL “NATIONAL NIGHT OUT” AGAINST CRIME. Events Planned in Every Police District to Build Relationships, Strengthen Communities.… Continue

Red Carpet Premiere Of The Pillars Of Auburn GreshamRed Carpet Premiere Of The Pillars Of Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The community came out to see and support Landmarks Illinois and Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) Chicago, premiere of, "The Pillars Of Auburn Gresham." It was standing room only for the historic… Continue

Walmart Breaks More Ground In Southside CommunmitiesWalmart Breaks More Ground In Southside Communmities

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—"It’s been a long time coming," residents expressed at the new Walmart gr oundbreaking. Even still, the crowd of neighbors looking on were excited to see the shovels go in the dirt. It was the… Continue

Yes It's July and A Christmas In Englewood CelebrationYes It's July and A Christmas In Englewood Celebration

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The sounds of good gospel music filled the Englewood air at Ogden Park, for the 18th Annual Southside Neighborhood Gospel Festival, on Saturday, July 19. 2014. The gospel fest is o rganized by… Continue

African-American Small Business Expo is     Saturday at the South Shore Cultural CenterAfrican-American Small Business Expo is Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The City of Chicago SmallBusiness Center presents African - American Small Business Expo with keynote speaker, Desiree Rogers , CEO of Johnson Publishing and former White House Social Secretary… Continue

SSA #32 July 17, 2014, Business Workshop RecapSSA #32 July 17, 2014, Business Workshop Recap

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—On July 17, 2014, the Greater Auburn- Gresham Development Corporation’s Special Service Area (SSA) #32 held a Business Workshop, for the Auburn-Gresham business community, at Urban Partnership… Continue

Premiere of 'The PIllars of Auburn Gresham' MoviePremiere of "The PIllars of Auburn Gresham" Movie

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Please join Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago and Landmarks Illinois for a premeier showing the film "The Pillars of Auburn Gresham." The event will be held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from… Continue

Fireside Chat Series #6: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Spouse, Teen, Partner, Employee)Fireside Chat Series #6: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (Spouse, Teen, Partner, Employee)

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—DOMESTIC VIOLENCE affects teens, families, and businesses every single day. 6.20.2014 - Come learn how to identify the signs and seek help for yourself or someone else.

'I am for Peace' Student-Led March to Spread Peace"I am for Peace" Student-Led March to Spread Peace

Community Highlights—On Thursday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. "I Am for Peace" founder Razia Hutchins, a junior at Perspectives Charter Schools, and students from all three Perspective campuses will march for peace on the South… Continue

Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s StrengthsGraduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory through high school and beyond. Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory… Continue

Auburn Gresham Mikva Students CAN'T KEEP CALM!Auburn Gresham Mikva Students CAN'T KEEP CALM!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Susuana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago and her team, stated it best for the local Auburn Gresham, Mikva Challenge, Elev8 graduating seniors, "Great t-shirts." They earned them. Check them… Continue

Small Business Forum A Success!Small Business Forum A Success!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The Small Business Forum took place on May 13, 2014 at the RedLINE CTC (Community Training Center), Auburn Gresham's Neighborhood Business Development Center. The event was moderated by Carlos… Continue

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Donate to the 9th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, coming Saturday, September 6th, funds help improve and enhance the delivery of this iconic south side festival. Festival is free, $5 donation recommended

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