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Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—Please update your records, the new Rapid Info Response Line phone nmber is 551-241-6209. Dial in for community updates every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. All are welcome to listen in!

BACP ENCOURAGES CHICAGOANS TO SPEND BIG AND SHOP SMALLBACP ENCOURAGES CHICAGOANS TO SPEND BIG AND SHOP SMALL

Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development—BACP ENCOURAGES CHICAGOANS TO SPEND BIG AND SHOP SMALL, Neighborhood shopping campaigns brighten the holiday season!

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.

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

Business, Housing, Economic Development—Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...

Join Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation for our 2021 Benefit Dinner!Join Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation for our 2021 Benefit Dinner!

Community Events, Business Events—We are looking forward to seeing our sponsors, donors, and local community supporters at the Galleria Marchetti on October 28, 2021. It has been a long two years since we last celebrated the mission… Continue

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.

Chicago REMOTE Small Business EXPO!Chicago REMOTE Small Business EXPO!

Business Events, All events—Save the Date for BACP’s Remote Small Business Expo featuring 30+ exhibitors offering 1:1 business guidance, webinars, speak with city license experts and a phenomenal keynote speaker. Mark… Continue

Free Food Pop Up and Vax Events (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)Free Food Pop Up and Vax Events (2nd and 4th Tuesdays)

All news—We are the post office of food pop ups, neither rain sleet snow nor polar vortex shall stop us!!!!

SBIF | Small Business Improvement Fund Open for 79th Street Corridor, Apply Before 10/31!SBIF | Small Business Improvement Fund Open for 79th Street Corridor, Apply Before 10/31!

Businesses—The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) is helping small businesses and commercial corridors stay viable in the City of Chicago by providing financial assistance for building improvement costs.… Continue

Last Day to Apply for Back to Business Grant is 10/13/21Last Day to Apply for Back to Business Grant is 10/13/21

Business, Housing, Economic Development, Newsletter—The last day for businesses to apply for the B2B grant program deadline is October 13th!

COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77 CampaignCOV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77 Campaign

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights, All news, Newsletter—COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77

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

'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

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.

79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl 9.11.21!79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl 9.11.21!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—#79renfest IS BACK! Meet us at 79th and Racine on September 11th to celebrate the Auburn Gresham community!

‘This was so cool!’ A new take on Baby Shark for Auburn Gresham School Kids‘This was so cool!’ A new take on Baby Shark for Auburn Gresham School Kids

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News—A shark invasion was a welcome respite for a south side Chicago neighborhood that has suffered losses from COVID-19 and gun violence.

UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24

The Vision, Local Businesses, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, Newsletter—than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept.… Continue

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

Solo Beauty Supply Grand Opening and Vax And WaxSolo Beauty Supply Grand Opening and Vax And Wax

Community Events, All events—Come join us for the grand opening of Solo Beauty Supply on 9011 S Ashland. Also, GAGDC and 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins will also celebrate this Grand Opening with one of our Vaccination… Continue

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VAX and Snacks Event - Get Vaccinated and Free Lunch is on US!VAX and Snacks Event - Get Vaccinated and Free Lunch is on US!

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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

Auburn Gresham Business Forum June 8, 2021!Auburn Gresham Business Forum June 8, 2021!

SSA #69 Meetings, Business Events, Community Events, All events, Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, SSA #32 Meetings—Click This Link to Register and Book Your Seat Click on the flyer to download a .pdf to share and help us pass the word! Click Here to Register

Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Illinois Passes Kids’ Meal Bill to Make Healthier Beverages Default Options on Restaurant Kids’ MenusIllinois Passes Kids’ Meal Bill to Make Healthier Beverages Default Options on Restaurant Kids’ Menus

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Exciting news that SB 1846, the “Serve Kids Better” bill that helps make healthier beverages the automatic or default beverages in children’s meals at restaurants in Illinois has… Continue

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

Health Fair on the Block!

Community Events, Business Events, All events—GAGDC's bi-annual Health Fair on the Block will be back May 27th, on 79th Street, between May and Racine. See flyer for details!

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods AwardsUnited Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

Community Events, Business Events—Tune in tomorrow for United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards; a celebration of local business, civic, nonprofit and community leaders who exemplify what it means to… Continue

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!

Black History Month Interview of Carlos Nelson, Outstanding Commitment in Community ServiceBlack History Month Interview of Carlos Nelson, Outstanding Commitment in Community Service

Auburn Gresham in the News, The Vision, Community Highlights, All news, Newsletter—The Treasurer's has conversations with black leader awardees to amplify and inspire tomorrow's leaders with words of inspiration from today's.

February GAGDC Staff SpotlightFebruary GAGDC Staff Spotlight

All news, Newsletter—Sharing the spotlight on GAGDC Staff....take a loolk!

GAGDC steps up to support the community hit hard by COVID-19GAGDC steps up to support the community hit hard by COVID-19

Education, Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—Illinois State News—Proud to be a partner with GAGDC and want to lift up their support of their community throughout the pandemic.

Service of Young athletes volunteer at Greater Chicago Food Depository on MLK DayService of Young athletes volunteer at Greater Chicago Food Depository on MLK Day

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights, All news—GAGDC feels this need stays great in 2021, for those struggling to have enough food to eat. We have transformed the mission of GAGDC to be of service to 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.

WBEZ RESET: The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response FundWBEZ RESET: The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

Auburn Gresham in the News, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights—United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need.

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 Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable FoundationAuburn Gresham Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable Foundation

Auburn Gresham in the News, Education, Business, Housing, Economic Development, Community Highlights, All news—The Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s Chicago Prize will help bring a community inclusive of an urban farming campus , a long vacant building anchored by a health center, urban farm to life.

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

How A COVID-19 ‘Rapid Response Team’ In Chicago Is Working To Fix Decades Of Neglect In Black, Latinx Communities

Auburn Gresham in the News, Community Highlights—The distribution is among several events part of the efforts by Chicago’s Racial Equity Rapid Response Team . Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the creation of the team in early April, which… Continue

Coronavirus has hit Chicago's African American communitiesCoronavirus has hit Chicago's African American communities

Community Events—The coronavirus has hit Chicago's African American communities especially hard, and the numbers are staggering. Tonight at 9:30 on FOX 32 News, we examine the issues and solutions for African… 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

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!

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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