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SSA 87th Street Corridor

Business Services—REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Consultant for 87th Street business corridor SSA Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp (GAGDC) seeks Consultant to assist GAGDC and Special Service Area staff in completing… Continue

Community RoomCommunity Room

Home—Our Bears Community Room and Bears Teaching Kitchen at 839 Healthy Hub is available for use by businesses and non-profit community organizations for a nominal fee. The main purpose of the rooms are… Continue

Community Grand Rounds: 'Food As Medicine' May 30th at the AG Healthy Lifestyle HubCommunity Grand Rounds: "Food As Medicine" May 30th at the AG Healthy Lifestyle Hub

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights, All news—On May 30 th , join UChicago Medicine and community partners for an in-person Community Grand Rounds! Click for more info and to register.

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

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

CHI Blockbuilder Applications to purchase city owned vacant lots is now Open!CHI Blockbuilder Applications to purchase city owned vacant lots is now Open!

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—CHI Blockbuilder Applications to purchase city owned vacant lots is now Open!

6th Ward Clean and Green with Mayor Johnson and Alderman Hall's, Community Cleanup, Saturday 4/20!

Community Events—Greetings! We're proud to be a participating organization in Mayor Johnson and Alderman Hall's community clean-up TOMORROW @ 8:30am to help bring beautification and pride to our neighborhood… Continue

A Decades-Old Vacant Lot Is Now a Vital Neighborhood Health HubA Decades-Old Vacant Lot Is Now a Vital Neighborhood Health Hub

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—Local developer brings much needed health hub to Southwest Chicago. GAGDC has invested countless hours and dollars into stimulating a thriving local economy that prioritizes community ownership and… Continue

Chicago Neighborhood Business SummitChicago Neighborhood Business Summit

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—When Terry Bishop promotes your product and services...He PROMOTES YOU! Join him and celebrate over 20 years of connection, at the upcoming Chicago Neighborhood Business Summit, in May 2024!

Celebrating AGHLH  2023 Preservation Award with Other WinnersCelebrating AGHLH 2023 Preservation Award with Other Winners

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Celebrating our 2023 Preservation with other Award Winners

AG Invest South/West Roundtable Meeting, Oct. 19th, 6pmAG Invest South/West Roundtable Meeting, Oct. 19th, 6pm

Business Events, Community Events, SSA #32 Meetings, SSA #69 Meetings—Join us for the October Auburn Gresham Invest South/West Roundtable meeting, on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 6:00pm. We have an action packed agenda. Hear from the Alderman, a calendar of upcoming… Continue

'Reimagined' Save-A-Lot Local Product Vendor Fair"Reimagined" Save-A-Lot Local Product Vendor Fair

Business Events, Community Events, SSA #32 Meetings, SSA #69 Meetings—The COMMUNITY is WELCOME to join the Yellow Banana team, as they look at potential small business vendors who have signed up to showcase their products, for potential selectkon to be sold at the… Continue

Pathways to Business Success Workshop; Sponsored by Bank of AmericaPathways to Business Success Workshop; Sponsored by Bank of America

Business Events, SSA #69 Meetings, SSA #32 Meetings—Pathways to Business Success Workshop Register At Eventbrite using the following link: https://bit.ly/pathwaystobusinesssuccesssponsoredbybankofamerica Agenda 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Refreshments &… Continue

79th Street Renaissance Festival 9.9.23, 10AM - 8PM!79th Street Renaissance Festival 9.9.23, 10AM - 8PM!

Business Events, Community Events, SSA #32 Meetings, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival—Save the date 9/9/23 for the 79th Street Renaissance Festival!

THANK YOU for attending the 2023 Virtual Small Business Forum!THANK YOU for attending the 2023 Virtual Small Business Forum!

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Newsletter—Thank you for attending the 2023 Virtual Small Business Forum!

Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education WebinarsUpcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars

Business, Housing, Economic Development—Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars held MONTHLY and more updates...

GAGDC Hosts KPMG for Corporate Volunteer Day

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Corporate partners bring huge volunteers to Auburn Gresham'in Saugus!

2023 BE KIND TO YOUR MIND MENTAL HEALTH FAIR BRINGS PEACEFUL BEATS TO AG GARDEN!2023 BE KIND TO YOUR MIND MENTAL HEALTH FAIR BRINGS PEACEFUL BEATS TO AG GARDEN!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—2023 BE KIND TO YOUR MIND MENTAL HEALTH FAIR

Congratulations to our Auburn Gresham Shark Tank Business Plan Winners!Congratulations to our Auburn Gresham Shark Tank Business Plan Winners!

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Congratulations to our Auburn Gresham Small Business Plan Shark Tank 2023 winners!

Celebrate National Community Development Week (#CDWeek2023) April 10-14!Celebrate National Community Development Week (#CDWeek2023) April 10-14!

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development—DCEO and our Office of Community Development are proud to celebrate National Community Development Week (#CDWeek2023) April 10-14!

Black History Month Vendor Showcase * Fridays in Feb!Black History Month Vendor Showcase * Fridays in Feb!

Business Events, Community Events, All events, SSA #32 Meetings

Healthy Lifestyle Hub Grand OpeningHealthy Lifestyle Hub Grand Opening

Healthy Lifestyle Hub—Click link to see photos which recap of the AG Healthy Lifestyle Hub Grand Opening and Open House Apologies if we did not capture your photo. Your presence was very much appreciated! On 11/11/22 from… Continue

Auburn Gresham Artist in Resident Unveils 'Colors of Community'Auburn Gresham Artist in Resident Unveils "Colors of Community"

Business Events, Community Events, All events, SSA #32 Meetings—We're preparing to cross the finish line on the Auburn mural the community inspired with our Invest South/West Department of Cutural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), Artist In Residence. Dorian… Continue

Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalizationAuburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT 836-58 WEST 79TH STREETNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT AT 836-58 WEST 79TH STREET

Community Events, Business Events, SSA #32 Meetings—NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF FINANCING OF A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Notice is hereby given that on July 18, 2022, at 10:00 A.M., a public hearing will be heldbefore the Committee on Finance… Continue

The South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gasThe South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gas

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—GAGDC is one the largest class b investors in a renewable gas project in Auburn Gresham will include a anaerobic food digester that will use food waste to produce renewable natural gas.

GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!

The Vision, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.

Help Bring a Mosaic Mural to Auburn Gresham!Help Bring a Mosaic Mural to Auburn Gresham!

Community Events, All events

Promoting Stronger Neighborhoods One Network and Partner at a Time - AGNN!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Auburn Gresham has a vision for a strong future. A collaboration of residents, businesses, partners and the city of Chicago are in it together!

UIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American CommunitiesUIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American Communities

Local Businesses, The Vision, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—UIC has engaged over 60 community and UIC stakeholders in a collaborative effort to increase the enrollment and retention of African Americans.

Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HubMajor progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.

New 'Excellerator Fund' Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in NeighborhoodsNew "Excellerator Fund" Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in Neighborhoods

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights, Newsletter—The Excellerator Fund is a joint venture developed by Latinos Progresando and Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation to drive equitable social and economic recovery through reimagined… Continue

Draft Day Dream, 'My Chicago Bears!'Draft Day Dream, "My Chicago Bears!"

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Carlos Nelson will forever be associated with QB Justin Fields. Here’s how the Auburn Gresham community leader got to the NFL stage weeks after losing his father, an avid Chicago Bears fan.

83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion

Community Events, Business Events—Come join a Community Meeting Design Discussion, to plan for a Mosaic Mural to be located at the Metra viaduct near 650 W. 83rd Street. Let's hear your history of this area of Auburn Gresham (AG) and… Continue

Join the ZOOM ROUNDTABLE focused on Development in the Auburn Gresham communityJoin the ZOOM ROUNDTABLE focused on Development in the Auburn Gresham community

Community Events, Business Events—As a part of the Department of Planning and Developments (DPD) continued dialogue with community stakeholders around the INVEST South West Initiative, we invite you to the June 2021 Neighborhood… Continue

Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on TrackMetra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!

Man known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pickMan known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—chicagobears.com Carlos Nelson, GAGDC's CEO known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

CEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot yearCEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot year

Community Highlights, All news—It has been slightly over one year when COVID-19 descended upon Auburn Gresham and GAGDC pivoted and even ramped up efforts to serve the community!

With the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the WorkWith the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the Work

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Solutions are not easy, but these projects are at the forefront of the conversation from organizers continuing to do the daily work of building coalitions to shore up power.

Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood NetworkMeet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network

The Vision, Local Businesses, Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news, Newsletter—United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!

Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press ReleasePritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press Release

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives… Continue

The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South SideThe State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side

Auburn Gresham in the News, Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side.

AGREEN THUMB’S - UPAGREEN THUMB’S - UP

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side

Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving CommunityAuburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—In a neighborhood that for generations has been disinvested now comes a financial windfall. "Now we're here proclaiming, yes! There's hope being instilled, there's resources coming," said Carlos… Continue

Auburn Gresham wins $10M to revitalize neighborhood

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood

Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!

Local Businesses, Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!

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

Chicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn GreshamChicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—The “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham” group received the grant from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation to advance a plan to turn the four-story building into a “Healthy Lifestyle… Continue

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!

Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/WestChicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Chicago’s new planning commissioner, Maurice Cox, observed something very quickly when he met with community groups across the city. An empty building on West 79th Street, owned by the Greater… Continue

INVEST South/WestINVEST South/West

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners… Continue

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab NetworkNetwork News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development—Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff capacity building is in full effect! The Chicago Rehab Network's real estate development training is highly regarded across the country. Check out… Continue

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhoodNew Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South… Continue

Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital CommunitiesStimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.

A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic DevelopmentA Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development

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