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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.

2019 OMEE Notice of Funding Opportunity For Small Businesses

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) sets forth the requirement of the 2019 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Minority-Owned Business Capital and Infrastructure Program.  The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment’s (OMEE) newly created state funded capital and infrastructure program, as per Public Act 100-0586, aims to equip minority-owned firms with resources to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues, and expand regionally.

Riverwalk Community Marketplace Opens this Summer

Following a 2FM public solicitation to identify marketplace vendors that encouraged minority and women-owned vendors to apply, the new Community Marketplace will open in June and will feature nine new vendors!

Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track

The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Closes 2019 With Record Returns!

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site is open through Tax Day, April 15th. This year Ladder Up has joined forces with Center for Economic Progress and it's been a great tax season, offering the same great service for our clients, as we always have.

Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead and Test Your Smoke Detectors Too This Weekend!

Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 hourThis Weekend!

Navy Pier Summer Pop-up Informational Sessions

Entrepreneurs and small businesses, come learn about opportunities to pop-up at Navy Peer this summer 2019! First session is March 6, 2019, at 10am, click to see more details.

Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Feb. 24, 2018 rocked the house again

The biannual Breakfast and Blues for Seniors event is always a welcome treat for local residents, volunteers and staff.

Oglesby drumline was the opening performance at the 1st ever Network 11 Educator Awards

The Oglesby drumline was the opening performance at the 1st ever Network 11 Educator Awards February 21, 2019!

Auburn Gresham looks to help those who help us, Give to the Red Cross

The Red Crosss helped Auburn Gresham "Sound the Alarm" and installed almost 500 smoke detectors, free of charge in the homes of local residents. To us, this is why the Red Cross Annual Fund Drive is so critical. 

GAGDC Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) training gives tips for completing the application

The deadline to submit the City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, for this current round is March 5th! Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's Special Service Area team held training to give some key tips, to current and new business owners, working to complete applications.

The Small Business Center on the Road Expos are back for 2019!
The FREE expos bring business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs
looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.
CPS Safety & Security/Procurement Info Session for Arts Partners

CPS has recently implemented new policies and procedures to ensure the safety of students. To address any questions or concerns, CPS and Ingenuity will be co-hosting an event with Jadine Chou, Chicago Public Schools’ Chief of Safety and Security, on Monday, February 4 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM.

Support arts education!

Join others in urging the Illinois State Board of Education to adopt the Illinois Arts Indicator Work Group’s recommendation.

"I Have A Dream" Brought to You Over Time and Space Via The Internet

On January 21, 2019, the U.S. pauses to remember one of the greatest people in our modern history, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program Deadline is March 5th!

We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.

Community Meeting: Space to Grow and Westcott Elementary New School Yard, All Are Welcome!

On next Wednesday, January 16th, Space to Grow and Westcott will have their first community meeting for the new schoolyard. You all are welcome to join. The meeting will be from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the cafeteria. See attached flyer for details.

Update New Chicago Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging, Regulating Pop-Ups

Starting a small business can be a daunting undertaking. Developing a strong business plan, securing funding and offering a product or service that people will want are hurdles that often stop a budding entrepreneur in their tracks. Pop-up businesses can be one way to get started.

John ‘Jack’ Lyle, one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 98

What a treasure to have met and spent the afternoon talking with Mr. Jack Lyle. No holes barred, he shared stories that will stay with me forever. Will need to share some of the fantastic footage from that day with with wife. He was so loved by many. He led me beside still waters. Peace. --- Auburn Gresham Portal Editor

2019 Building: Community Assets, Health and Prosperity

Happy New Year to our clients, partners, residents and sponsors. Looking forward to a new year to continue to collectively impact building relationships and community assets.

79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open for new applications

Applications for the 79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open this month, January 2019. You can also find this information, the application form and other SBIF program details on the SBIF website.Please see below to find which other SBIF Districts are open for new applications this month and those that are on deck for an open application period next month. 

Westcott One of 5 CPS Schools Selected for Green ‘Schoolyard Transformations’ in 2019

Five schools were selected earlier this month for participation in Space to Grow, an initiative that transforms Chicago schoolyards with the goal of providing kids in low-income neighborhoods with safe spaces to play and recreate.

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