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Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West

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 Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, that the city says it will help redevelop.

There's Still Time to Help Us Sponsor Kids For Summer Camp this #GivingTuesday!

 This #GivingTuesday you can help us reach our goal of $1500 to allow 60 youth to attend Auburn Gresham Gold Summer Camp.

Giving Thanks Today and Everyday

Happy Thanksgiving to all the communities and clients we serve! #GiveThanks

Business Start-up Certificate Program

Complete 9 workshops for business certification perks!

INVEST South/West

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 toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Thank You Sponsors, Partners and Friends for Joining Us For Our 2019 Benefit Dinner

We highlighted the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community awardee partners who excel daily in the community. Thank you for helping us raise awareness and critical funds to support the Rebuild79 campaign. A special thank you to all the sponsor donors. We could not do these works withot your amazing contributions. We really appreciate the support.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides

INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth

Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
‘Master Planned Development’ Guidelines Would Enhance Zoning Procedures for City’s Largest Development Sites

The proposed “Master Planned Development” designation would apply to projects known colloquially as “mega projects.”

‘Master Planned Development’ Guidelines Would Enhance Zoning Procedures for City’s Largest Development Sites

The proposed “Master Planned Development” designation would apply to projects known colloquially as “mega projects.”

Mayor Lightfoot Announces Plans to Quadruple Funding for Bus Program on Chicago’s Most Popular Routes

CDOT-CTA Bus Priority Zone Program to receive more than $20 million to support Mayor’s commitment to relieve traffic blockage on Chicago’s Streets

Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!

This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and together hosted 160 Hoops events. Over the last 13 years they reached more than 30,000 kids!

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network
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 GAGDC's Khayeem Anderson <SSA#32/#69 Program Mgr>  and Tonya Walls <Housing & Senior Services Program Administrator>, pictured below. 
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Fall Health Fair on the Block

Join us for the fall health fair on the block, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 10am-2pm, 79th Racine. See you there!

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

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 Side.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by texting Rebuild79 to 41444. Together We Can, Reimage, Rebuild and Revitalize our Neighborhood!
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!

Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79

Brewer Coffee and Custard 79th Street Corridor TIF

The story of Brewer Coffee and Custard began with a family recipe. Owner Elijah Brewer III started experimenting with his mother's custard recipe at home and had a dream of one day owning his own custard shop. 

Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival

he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 79th Street and Racine Avenue to Loomis Avenue.

Safe and Peaceful Neighborhood Programming at Morganway Garden in August

Auburn Gresham is taking back and revitalizing Morganway Community Garden to baack to its once beaufiful and family friendly community space, thanks to volunteers, community support and a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant.

MAYOR LIGHTFOOT, CITY OFFICIALS PROVIDE RESOURCES, TIPS TO BEAT EXTREME HEAT AND URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with officials from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other departments and sister agencies, today urged residents to take extra precautions as Chicago faces several days of extremely high temperatures.

CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST  “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND
CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST  “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND Over 30 Cultural Centers and Heritage Museums will host 20 Intercultural Programs in Neighborhoods Across the City  September 29 – November 1, 2019
Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.

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