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Green Means Go (Toward a Cleaner Community)Green Means Go (Toward a Cleaner Community)

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Learn more about the Team that's cleaning our streets and improving our neighborhood.

Auburn Gresham FALL 'Health Fair On The Block'Auburn Gresham FALL "Health Fair On The Block"

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Join the Auburn Gresham Health and Wellness Taskforce for its bi-annual Health Fair On The Block, Thursday, September 28th, 10:00am until 2:00pm, between 79th May and 79th Loomis. Lots of… Continue

12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Sept. 9th and 10th!12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Sept. 9th and 10th!

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings—Fun, Music, Family Themed and Free, Don't Miss Out! For the first time in its history, in 2017, the 79th Street Renaissance Festival, will be TWO days! Click HERE to download Flyer … Continue

Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a NeighborhoodRide a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—In a double decker bus on a gorgeous day, the only place to ride is in the top.

Save it for some Rainy PlaySave it for some Rainy Play

Education—Multi-generational physical activity event connects neighbors to their local school, in Auburn Gresham's PlayStreets activations.

Constructing Communities: The SARFS Program at the GAGDCConstructing Communities: The SARFS Program at the GAGDC

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—What's good for our seniors is good for all of us.

Healthy Lifestyle Building Hub Coming To South SideHealthy Lifestyle Building Hub Coming To South Side

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The Build on 79th Street Jazz & Champagne Reception was an opportunity to purchase a commemorative engraved plated brick that will be permanently affixed to the atrium of the Auburn Gresham… Continue

The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—Artful changes inspire local hope and pride.

Startups Get Help at Legal Clinic BrunchStartups Get Help at Legal Clinic Brunch

Auburn Gresham in the News—The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) along with The Law Project and other developers hosted a Legal Community Clinic Brunch last week at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist… Continue

Charting the Course for a New Way to Employ YouthCharting the Course for a New Way to Employ Youth

Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—A Special Report on an Imporant Partner Program.

The Law Project Changes Its Name!The Law Project Changes Its Name!

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—For more than 30 years, The Law Project was known - first as the Community Economic Development Law Project, and then as The Law Project. Today, they are excited to announce that our new name is… Continue

Do We Have the Courage to Love? Health & Faith Workshop for Women and GirlsDo We Have the Courage to Love? Health & Faith Workshop for Women and Girls

Community Events—This workshop is intended for Women and Girls of all ages, to come together to have a conversation about a really important community issue in Auburn Gresham, focusing on helping babies and our… Continue

Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative… Continue

2017 'Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters' Quality of Life Plan Published2017 "Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters" Quality of Life Plan Published

About Auburn Gresham—Thanks to the collective works from each of the Auburn Gresham community "Your Voice Matters" Task Forces was used to create the newly updated“ Auburn Gresham: Your Voice Matters" community… Continue

The Racial Wealth Gap | ChicagoThe Racial Wealth Gap | Chicago

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Black Lives Matter focuses on social justice disparities, but economic disparities can be just as destructive, says a Washington D.C. think tank that is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co.,… Continue

Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!

Auburn Gresham Health and Wellness Center Open, to the Community Each First Saturday of the Month!Auburn Gresham Health and Wellness Center Open, to the Community Each First Saturday of the Month!

University of Illinois Chicago Health Center—The Auburn Gresham Health and Wellness Center, located at 8131 S. May Street, is now open on the first Saturday of the month! This is part of a strategic plan to continue to extend the school based… Continue

The Revolution of Young Artists As Leaders Continues To Be ROYALThe Revolution of Young Artists As Leaders Continues To Be ROYAL

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—“Simeon’s poetry team, called Writers Never Die and 2014/15 Louder Than a Bomb Champions collaborated with John W. Cook Elementary School and created The Revolution of Young Artist as… Continue

Auburn Gresham GOLD Workforce Program Improving Health and Wellness of the Community!Auburn Gresham GOLD Workforce Program Improving Health and Wellness of the Community!

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—W.K. Kellogg Foundation Thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation two-generation grant, the Auburn Gresham GOLD, community driven education program is making great strides, in our workforce program.

Chance The Rapper Gives $1 Million To Chicago Public SchoolsChance The Rapper Gives $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—CHATHAM — Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper announced Monday he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools for arts education — a move that drew praise from former first… Continue

MAPSCorps 2017 Cohort Preparing to Capture #DATA4GOODMAPSCorps 2017 Cohort Preparing to Capture #DATA4GOOD

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—MAPCorps 2017, youth data scientists begin their first day of work for the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation! Here's looking to a great summer of capturing data for health of the… Continue

Heartland Alliance's Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty ReportHeartland Alliance's Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty Report

Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development—On April 18, 2017 the Collaborative hosted a webinar aimed at expanding understanding of the far-reaching impact of ACEs. Take a moment to read this important social impact center report.

Auburn Gresham gold standard for parent engagementAuburn Gresham gold standard for parent engagement

Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—“We believe that the best way to improve student prospects is to develop a set of holistic interventions that will provide a broad range of support to students and families, not simply within… Continue

Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn GreshamIllinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn Gresham

Education, Community Highlights—Kenya Sherrill, another Illinois State University (ISU) graduate, just accepted a full position at Simeon Career Academy (High School), where she completed her student teaching work last fall.

Four Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's LegacyFour Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's Legacy

Auburn Gresham in the News, Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Four Partner Organizations, Chicago Cares, Uptake, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Cook Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Host Serve-A-Thon to Honor Dr. King's legacy,… Continue

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of ServiceStreets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—On a day dedicated to those who have served this country, through bouts of rain and blustering winds, more than 50 volunteers combed through a vacant lot in Auburn Gresham and collected trash on 79th… Continue

How Auburn-Gresham Fought Back and Won | The Law Project's Spotlight on SuccessHow Auburn-Gresham Fought Back and Won | The Law Project's Spotlight on Success

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News—“These lead agencies are all operating on a shoestring budget,” Yates explains. ”To ask them to bear all the default risk of every subgrantee would make the lead-sub grantee… Continue

Clara Barton Receives Recognition Banner From Network 11 For Great Work Around AttendanceClara Barton Receives Recognition Banner From Network 11 For Great Work Around Attendance

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Clara Barton Elementary School Principal Smith, received a very welcomed gift today from the Chicago Public Schools Network 11 office, for its great work around… Continue

Red Cross Installs 400 Hundred Smoke Alarms in One Day in Chicago's Auburn Gresham CommunityRed Cross Installs 400 Hundred Smoke Alarms in One Day in Chicago's Auburn Gresham Community

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois, joined by community volunteers from the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, went door-to-door in the Auburn-Gresham community on… Continue

Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled RefrigeratorsLocal Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators . ComEd's Annual Icebox Derby STEM competition kicks-off for 30 Chicagoland teens, July 21st.

Barton Elementary Attendance That's What's Up!Barton Elementary Attendance That's What's Up!

School Events—Auburn Gresham GOLD Awesome Gram! From: Anya Cawthon Date: Thursday, May 5, 2016 10:16 AM Subject: 97% ATTENDANCE YESTERDAY Auburn Gresham GOLD (AGGOLD, a community driven… Continue

Auburn Gresham, Chicago's Fifth $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends Up Number One!Auburn Gresham, Chicago's Fifth $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends Up Number One!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, for the past few months you had a chance to buy up two vacant lots, from the City of Chicago for only $1 and proof of ownership on the block. Huge… Continue

Project Money | Change Your Money Change Your LifeProject Money | Change Your Money Change Your Life

Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development—Project Money program is kicking off to help you get smart about your money! With a theme "Change Your Money Change Your Life," by working with a financial coach, receiving high quality financial… Continue

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