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Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub

There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.

UChicago's Community Health Survey 2021

Auburn Gresham parents, caregivers and staff, University of Chicago Medicine wants to hear from you!

Last Day to Apply for Back to Business Grant is 10/13/21

The last day for businesses to apply for the B2B grant program deadline is October 13th!

New "Excelerator Fund" Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in Neighborhoods

The Excellerator Fund is a joint venture developed by Latinos Progresando and Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation to drive equitable social and economic recovery through reimagined investment in Chicago’s neighborhoods.

79th Street SBIF Open Oct. 1 - Oct. 31!

79th Street SBIF district is open for new applications this month. Please see below to find out which other SBIF districts are open for new applications this month and which districts are opening next month. 

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot 2022 Budget Proposal

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot unveils the historic 2022 budgetproposal...

2nd Annual Let's Get Moving Walk-a-Thon, Saturday, Sept. 25th, 12pm!

PlayStreets Final Event for the Summer! A Community Family Walk-a-Thon, at Major Taylor Trail, 8300 S. Western, September 25th!

COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77 Campaign

COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77

After A Year Hiatus, The 79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl Is Back — Now With Auburn Gresham Tours

The decision to move forward with a safe and smaller version of the 79th Renaissance Festival was a decision of the community. The fest "done by the community and for the community" has attracted 25,000 attendees in the past and celebrates the beauty of Auburn Gresham.

‘This was so cool!’ A new take on Baby Shark for Auburn Gresham School Kids

A shark invasion was a welcome respite for a south side Chicago neighborhood that has suffered losses from COVID-19 and gun violence.

UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24

than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 24. 

Auburn Gresham Annual Business Forum Recap

GAGDC business team brings back the annual business forum, in a virtual format. It was well received by local, city and state business leaders!

79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl 9.11.21!
#79renfest IS BACK!
Meet us at 79th and Racine on September 11th to celebrate the Auburn Gresham community!
Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap

Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.

Revitalizing Auburn Gresham: One Organization Changes a Community’s Landscape - United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way Metro Chicago AmeriCorps volunteers (Tate Samata and Jessica Jones) did a great story on Auburn Gresham.  It includes a video narrated by Jessica. I hope you enjoy it and can use it.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Hub Awarded Support from Chicago Bears!

Chicago Bears award the Healthy Hub $611,000!

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases "The State of Health for Blacks in Chicago

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases "The State of Health for Blacks in Chicago"

Mental Heath Fair Draws Resources and to Address all Dimenisions Health

Be Kind to Your Mind was GAGDC's first health fair, touchingn all dimenions of health, yet focusing solely on mental health.

JUNE 8th, INVEST South/West Initiative Starts Series of Community Engagement Meetings!

INVEST South/West Initiative, invites you to our series of community engagements starting on June 8, 2021, with two more planned meetings to follow!

Draft Day Dream, "My Chicago Bears!"

Carlos Nelson will forever be associated with QB Justin Fields. Here’s how the Auburn Gresham community leader got to the NFL stage weeks after losing his father, an avid Chicago Bears fan.

BACP Business Workshops June 2021 (Free)
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! To register visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
Illinois Passes Kids’ Meal Bill to Make Healthier Beverages Default Options on Restaurant Kids’ Menus

Exciting news that SB 1846, the “Serve Kids Better” bill that helps make healthier beverages the automatic or default beverages in children’s meals at restaurants in Illinois has passed the House and Senate! It will now go on to the Governor for signature. We thank all of our partners who helped to advocate for this policy and appreciate your support!  

Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

So, who is Carlos Nelson?

So, who is Carlos Nelson?

Chicago Bears & Bears Care Invest $611,000 In Auburn Gresham

We are getting closer to the finish line, thanks to sizeable donation from "My Chicago Bears!"

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