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Your Voice Matters! Help Impact Your Community Attend May Planning Meetings!

Join the community in collective impact planning, at the MAY Your Voice Matters Task Force Meetings. The date, time and locations are attached in this news article. For more information please call 773-483-3696 or send email to acruz@gagdc.org or nwheatly@gagdc.org.

Auburn Gresham Friday Night Financial Fest!

Renaissance Park takes on Financial Festival, on a Friday night in Auburn Gresham!

Financial Festival 2016

Renaissance Park takes on Financial Festival, on a Friday night in Auburn Gresham!

Happy Earth Day!

To all our partners and residents promoting #healthy and sustainable communities across #Chicago and the world, Happy Earth Day!

Internship Fair & Career Opportunities April 29th!

Calling all students in college or preparing to enter college in the fall, 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. and Chicago Park District invites you to an Internship Fair & Career Opportunities, April 29th, 2016, from 10am to 2pm, at the Foster Park Field House.

Auburn Gresham We're Almost There, Let's Buy The Remaining $1 Large Lots Before the Deadline!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, you can buy up two vacant lots from the City of Chicago for $1 a lot. The lots must be on the same block as land you already own. Individuals and organizations can apply but churches are not eligible. Only one application will be accepted per property deed. Applications window has been extended, so pass the word and APPLY TODAY!

April 2016 Small Business Workshop Calendar

City of Chicago April 2016 Business Workshop Calendar. Download and share with local businesses and entrepreneurs.

Greater Auburn Gresham CDC Voices Opinion on Mayor's Top Cop, A Community Friendly Selection!

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) is no stranger when it comes to being a voice for the community and taking a strong stand for the safety of neighborhoods that makeup Chicago's police 006th district. It was good to open the doors to CBS Chicago's reporter Dorothy Tucker, and tell a heartfelt story of working closely with 006th district police, and it's good history under Commander Eddie Johnson.

Participants Wanted For Paid Community Survey Opportunity!

Participants Wanted For Paid Community Survey Opportunity! You will be asked about your knowledge, self-efficacy, and barriers to calling 911. We will first asses your knowledge now on a health topic, and in one-year we will do a follow-up survey to assess your knowledge again. Easy!

30 Hours On The Road to Clark Atlanta University...

One determined student refuses to be a young African American male statistic. Read his story, as he earns his 30 hours of service, needed for graduation and why it means so much to him to really work for every volunteer hour.

Woodson Regional Library Project Is Looking for Contractors and Laborers by April 14th Bid Deadline!

CALLING ALL LOCAL CONTRACTOR & LABORER JOBS! Are you interested in working on the Woodson Regional Library Construction Project? Do Need Assistance navigating the bid process? Do you have Questions about what types of positions will be available?  Alderman Howard B. Brookins, Jr. in partnership with Chatham Business Association, Endeleo Institute of Trinity United Church, The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) and The Far South Community Development Corporation will be hosting a series of hiring events designed to help individuals who are looking to work on the Wooden Regional Library Project. For the next four (4) weeks Mar 17, 2016 – April 11, 2016 designated sites will be accepting applications:

City of Chicago's Resident Service Fairs

City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Invites ALL Chicago Residents to Attend the Chicago Resident Service Fairs. These free Resident Service Fairs will begin on Saturday, March 19th and run over the next two months in different locations throughout Chicago. These will be one-stop workshops where residents can speak with experts from different city agencies to learn more about the many services that are already available, as well as new initiatives that we are launching.

CVS Health #BeTheFirst Campaign Announcement

Please join CVS Health in our goal in making today’s youth the first generation to be tobacco-free through our #BeTheFirst campaign, which launched this morning.  As part of this announcement, we have pledged $50 million to deliver the first tobacco-free generation.

Community Votes! and Dream Projects Are Spot On

The communities of the greater Auburn Gresham area made sure their voices were heard, over the past six months. On March 10th, almost 200 in attendance casted early votes and thier selected community dream projects are spot on!

Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule

Please read the full sotry to see the Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule. We look forward to another successful community event!

Auburn Gresham File Taxes For Free Until April 18th!

2016 Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site, starts Saturday, January 23, 2016. There is a new and improved locaiton, thanks to the upgraded, St. Sabina Community and Technology Center. The new location is 7811 S. Racine. Just 1/2 block away from the old site. The requirements are the same.It is still first come, first served. Doors open about 1 hour before start time. New large capacity waiting room. Pass the word!

Going for Gold

The "Your Voice Matters" Housing Task Force meeting on February 4th to discuss strategies for the 2016 Quality-of-Life Plan in Auburn Gresham. The main organization leading the large charge for the plan development is NHS Auburn Gresham, along with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) playing an instrumental role in co-writing, co-facilitating, and increasing community awareness. 

City Promotes Pop-up Passive Park and Local Jobs in Auburn Gresham To Sale Commerica

For those not familiar with the project, it basically is the city of Chicago's plans to develop a "temporary", commemorative walking park at 7901 South Halsted where the old Walgreens once sat.  It would exist only until the site is developed.

Freddie Mac's CreditSmart®

Freddie Mac invites you to attend our live, four-part, instructor-led training series. Participation in all four sessions – along with the completion of a short quiz/exam at the end of the training – is required to receive a certificate of completion.

MyHome by Freddie Mac

MyHome by Freddie Mac

In Spite of Weather, Parents Turn Out For Oglesby Elementary School Principal Candidate Forum

Good turn out for the Oglesby Principal Candidate Forum coordinated by CPS Network 11 chief and her team.

Community Grand Rounds - Families Effected by Violence And How They Cope!

University of Chicago Medicine and its Community Partners invite you to the first Community GRAND ROUNDS of 2016, Feb. 23rd, 6pm, 6220 S Ingleside. This session is not to be missed. This event will expose guest to the topic of community violence and how families affected by have learned to cope. Free dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested!

Greater Chatham Initiative Executive Director Position!

Under the direction and guidance of the Leadership Committee (LC), the Executive Director has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Greater Chatham Initiative (GCI). Posted January 6, 2016.

Interactions with the African American Advisory Council Spark New Initiatives at UIC

Cheryl Johnson and Carlos Nelson have been working closely with the Executive and Administrative teams at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) over the past few years to address the disparity in African American administration, staff, and most importantly student body.

Auburn Gresham $1 Lot Help Session Draws Large Crowd of Residents Ready to Buy!

Residents showed up to get assistance from Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff and volunteers, on hand to assist them, in purchasing City of Chicago property on their blocks, as part of the City of Chicago Large Lots program!

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