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On MLK Day, Cubs and youth baseball players give back
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Racial Healing and Service

Hear from Sean Garrett, President and CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago, and Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and architect of America’s Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation initiative.

MLK Day of Racial Healing and Service - Session 2: Virtual Service Project & Conversation with Christa A. Hamilton

The coronavirus pandemic has stressed families in our region, making it difficult for them to meet their basic needs. Food insecurity, stress, and job loss are rising. United Way's community partners have put together a list of supplies they need to support our neighbors during this difficult time.

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

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. 

Register Now for the Upcoming Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) Webinars

he Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in opening the $25 million Rebuild Distressed Communities (RDC) grant program.

"teamwork, makes the dream work"

Huge final steps -- Finance Committee, votes Yes, for AG Healthy Lifestyle Building resources.

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

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. 

Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities

Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.

Yoga at the Virtual Community Center!

Join our Virtual Community Center! Learn at your leisure from the comfort of your home! Upcoming class vitural YOGA!

Artists in Residence in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods - Auburn Gresham Selected Dorian Sylvain!

Mayor Lightfoot announced the artist residence program in four neighborhoods on the south and west sides. artists were selected through a community led process. This will lead to public art and cultural programs for Auburn Gresham, Austin, Englewood and new city back of the yards!

AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU TOO AS-- Mayor Lightfoot Celebrates Accomplishments of Invest South/West on One-Year Anniversary!

AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU and LET'S GET STARTED! AS Mayor’s signature initiative has laid the foundation for equitable, long-term economic development in 10 South and West Side communities and catalyzed nearly $400 million of committed investment. 

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.

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