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Betty Jo Swanson, GAGDC board member and beloved resident of the Auburn Gresham made her transition

It is with a heavy heart to announce that GAGDC’s Vice Chair Betty Swanson made her transition, Friday, January 20, 2023.

BACP Free Small Business Training November and December Schedule!

BACP offers free business education webinars every Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning. Topics include business licensing, operations, financial resources, marketing, and more. Programs are free and open to the public and taught by industry professionals, not-for-profit agencies, and government agencies.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from GAGDC!

Mayor Lightfoot's 3-Year INVEST South/West Anniversary!

We are proud of all that we have accomplished, together, over the past 3 years, with Invest South/West. Check out the celebration video.

Warming Up Auburn Gresham Halloween Bash and Coat Drive 10/29 @1pm

Today, October 29th, Free "Halloween Bash"and coat giveaway for the community. Please bring yong people out to enjoy treats and neighbors! 7938 S Halsted (Save-A-Lot parking lot), starts at 1pm! All are welcome ??!

Congratulations to Our CEO, A 2022 Crain's Chicago Notable Black Leader and Executive!

Congratulations to Our CEO, A 2022 Crain's Chicago Notable Black Leaders and Executives!

We're Hiring More Community Program Managers!

We'hiring, check out the details and reach out if there is interest!



Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham Artist-in-Residence Closing Out the Summer with a Bang!

Colors of Community, Dorian Sylvain's capstone project as Artist-in-Residence for Auburn Gresham with the city's INVEST South/West initiative, unveiling and dedication, Saturday, August 13th.

ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs

ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs

Illinois’ sales tax holiday on back-to-school gear starts Friday

Shoppers in Illinois looking to stock up on school supplies, clothing and other back-to-school gear can look forward to saving a bit on sales tax starting Friday, August 5 - August 14, 2022.

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

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!

Searching for solutions to gun violence: Health Lifestyle Hub planned for Auburn Gresham

CHICAGO (CBS) – This September, the Healthy Lifestyle Hub will fully open its doors in the Auburn Gresham community.

Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization

United Way Impact Grants – Additional information session and office hours

United Way Metro Chicago - Community Impact Grant, increased our capacity for July 6th's session, and have also added a session on July 7th at 1pm.

South Shore Artist Dorian Sylvain Bringing Huge Afrocentric Mural To Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street

Using “Afrocentric designs, bold colors, patterns and symbols,” Dorian Sylvain paints a 50-by-50-foot mural inspired by the community, on a bare wall at 7901 S. Racine Ave.

Congratulations United Way on 10 Years of Impact With Neighborhoods!

New Video Captures 10 Years of Impact

Auburn Gresham Seniors Came Together to "Sing the Blues"

Breakfast and Blues...

Elevating Stories of #Climate Equity on Chicago Access Network (CAN TV)

Watch GAGDC team in the June episode of "Elevating Stories of Climate Equity. You Tube or CAN TV. Click on story to get details on the link!

Case studies on how Data Equity Cohort Members use Cityscape, including GAGDC's Christa Hunt

Anjulie Rao wrote four case studies from interviews with, from left to right, Ms. Cassandra Sneed, Christa Hunt (GAGDC), Carlos Robles-Shanahan, and Felicia Slaton-Young. 

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

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.

Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19

Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19 due to COVID-19? Keep reading resources are available.

Earth Day Celebration at Barton Elementary is the Bomb!

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) partnered with the Stein Learning to bring  Earth Day celebration to, Barton Elementary School. 

GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!

...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.

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