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The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program is now open!

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.

Chicago Shops Campaign Wants You to Spend Big, Shop Small by Supporting Neighborhood Businesses: #ChiBizShops

Shop Smart, Know Return Policies, and Beware of Scammers this Holiday!

You have nothing to lose and can gain a Lot for only $1

The City of Chicago $1 Large Lot program is still open until July 21, 2018!

Ji explores Auburn Gresham | Part 2

Ji, from The Grid, Explores The Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. 

The Grid: Exploring the Auburn Gresham neighborhood

Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago’s neighborhoods. Today’s stop is Auburn Gresham!

Give Thanks!

From all of us at Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, remember to help those in need and Give Thanks!

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Honored by Cook County Board For Community Service

GAGDC honored by Toni Preckwinkle and the County Board, on November 13, 2018, for their comminitment, support and outstanding services to the Greater Auburn Gresham Communties.

Self-Care On The Table for Educators

What happens when a group of women gather to talk about taking care of themselves?

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