About us

Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) works to foster and promote revitalization of the low-to-moderate income communities that we serve using comprehensive community development strategies.  Since 2001, the GAGDC has worked in all, or parts of, Ashburn, Auburn Gresham, Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing, Washington Heights, West Englewood, and West Chatham.

GAGDC receives support from many sources and contributors including the State of Illinois, Cook County, Local Initiatives Support Corporation of Chicago (LISC/Chicago), the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (UWMC), the MacArthur Foundation, the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning & Development, and local private and financial institutions.  We also partner with institutions like University of Chicago, Illinois State University, and University of Illinois at Chicago on several funded and collaborative projects.

Originated as part of the New Communities Program, Greater-Auburn Gresham has worked to:

GADC's other programs include work in five pillars which include:

1) Community Economic Development

2) Housing and Senior Services

3) Educational Initiatives and Youth Development

4) Health

5) Community and Family Engagement

GAGDC is headquartered at 7901 South Racine, Chicago, IL 60620. We can be reached by phone or fax at (773) 483-3696 or e-mail at greaterauburncdc17@sbcglobal.net.