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NBDC update: Chicago Tightening Restrictions in Response to Second Wave of COVID-19

Commissioner Rosa Escareno joined Mayor Lightfoot and the Public Health Commissioner to announce the reinstatement of targeted business restrictions to combat the recent and alarming rise of COVID-19 cases. Effective tomorrow, Friday, October 23 at 6:00 a.m.

Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network

United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!

United Way Wins Innovation Award!

COVID-19 Response Fund — launched by United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust in March — wins the “Collaboration Award” at the Chicago Innovation Awards.

Restaurant collective targets Atlanta

Jamal Wilson, the developer behind The Hall on Franklin in Tampa, Florida, signed a lease for a 17,323-square-foot storefront in Atlanta, marking the first time the restaurant collective will open a location outside its home state

Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive

We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details. 

Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive

We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details. 

Fall Health Fair on the Block 20201

GAGDC is back with another Health Fair on the Block! Join us outside of 7901 S. Racine Street on October 9th for a (safe!), fun time. We will be hosting from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be COVID testing, flu vaccines, and many more resources. Don't forget to wear a mask, see you there! 

GAGDC Hiring for AmeriCorps Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Data Analyst Position APPLY BY TODAY!

GAGDC is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to support our data analysis work for the Auburn Gresham Neigbhorhood Network! Apply by September 4th. Good with technology? Like to work with real data, for tracking real neighborhood projects? Taking a gap year at from school? Between jobs? Come be a change maker and get ands-on experience and comummity-level projects!  Anticipated start date is Monday, October 5th. Apply TODAY!

IMPACT ALPHA: The Week's Agent of Impact

Maurice Jones, Local Initiatives Support Corp. Jones has had a busy summer. Community development financial institutions are an overnight sensation three decades in the making, and Jones’ Local Initiatives Support Corp., or LISC, is a standout.

Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #2!

Welcome to Playstreets activation #2 in three parts! Check out each of the videos, YOGA and DIY Affirmations, NAMASTE!

AGREEN THUMB’S - UP
State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!

Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!

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

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 Hub.” The building will include health care, nutrition, urban farming, a recycling enterprise facilities and office space the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

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

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

Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community

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 Nelson, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation CEO.

Auburn Gresham Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable Foundation

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 $10M to revitalize neighborhood

Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood

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

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 using physical development to spur economic activity, strengthen civic infrastructure, and improve the safety, well-being, and economic mobility of residents in the city’s South and/or West sides.

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

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 includes a partnership with community organizations like the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, Austin Coming Together and South Shore Works.

CDFI Fund Announces More Than $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits

Washington-- The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $3,548,485,000 in New Markets Tax Credits today that will spur investment and economic growth in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. A total of 76 Community Development Entities (CDEs) were awarded tax credit allocations, made through the calendar year (CY) 2019 round of the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

Your Neighborhood: Auburn Gresham | Community Reporting Series

Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood is a majority Black, working-class community that at the beginning of the pandemic was considered a hot spot for cases of COVID-19; the neighborhood saw the first coronavirus death in Illinois.

Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects

Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects in the running for the Chicago Prize.

Together Now: Chicago’s Fund to Rebuild Our Neighborhoods

In collaboration with the City of Chicago, The Chicago Community Trust and One Chicago Fund have launched the Together Now fund to raise funds from certain Chicago’s philanthropies, corporations, and individuals and from other federal and City funds, all of which will be granted to entities that will in turn make grants to small businesses across the City.

Glimpses from the front lines: Food and compassion during COVID-19

The new pop-up partners, like the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, are feeding people in communities that have suffered for years from disinvestment, structural racism, and as a result, high rates of food insecurity. 

Rapid Resource Information Line - TOPICS@2pm June Week #6 Lineup!

Join us every day for interesting topics around community engagement, health, finances, COVID-19 updates and many more! The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in everyday to 1-727-731-8195, from 1:55pm - 2:15pmto hear 5-10 minutes of key topics to keep you connnected. 

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