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News from past 90 days

2015 Studs Terkel Community Media Awards
How can you support great journalism, powerful storytelling and a strong democracy, all while attending a fabulous celebration?  Get your tickets for the Studs Terkel Community Media Awards today and join us March 12th for a great celebration. Questions: Please contact Maggie Walker or call us at 312-369-6400
Oak Street Health Serves as Warming Centers for the Elderly

On Wednesday, February 18th and Thursday, February 19th, from 9am to 5pm all seven Oak Street Health community centers in Portage Park, Edgewater, Bronzeville, Ashburn, Avalon Park, Berwyn and Blue Island will be open to all seniors as warming centers offering free coffee, hot chocolate, tea and entertainment for seniors. See article for addresses to the warming centers.

Community Grand Rounds: Cancer and its IMPACT on our COMMUNITY

Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Community Partners for this important coversation of CANCER and its IMPACT on our COMMUNITY. Community Grand Rounds, March 12, 6:00-8:00pm, Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette Road. RSVP requested.

Auburn Gresham FREE TAX SITE!

The Auburn Gresham FREE Tax Site provideS FREE tax help to Families with incomes less than $50,000 and Individuals with incomes less than $25,000. It starts, Wednesday, January 21st!  Come early! Line forms at the GADC intake area, 7903 S. Racine. The DOORS OPEN at 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am. This FREE service is based on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to come earlier to hold your spot in line. DOORS close when we reach capacity and might close earlier than times posted.

Celebrate Black History Month With Us - February Fireside Chat!

Celebrate Black History Month with us, Tuesday, February 3rd, 2:30pm, for our February Fireside Chat Series, 7801 S. State,Urban Partnership Bank, Community Room, 2nd Floor. Last year, we held a popular Fireside Chat topic, to discuss "SAFETY TECHNIQUES.". Back by popular demand "Safety Techniques", with Herman Nelson, who will host a discussion that will include tried and true real world techniques on 1) How To Respond to an Active Shooter, 2) Rules of Survival if Stopped by the Police, and 3) Key Defense Decisions for the safety of residents, businesses and communities." RSVP 773-483-3696!

Greater Grand Crossing's Hot Spot Pilot A Smart Community Move

Next month, "Chicago Public Library branches will begin lending Wi-Fi hotspots and devices through Internet to Go in the Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches, officials said. Once tested, the program will expand to at least three more communities. Each pilot location will circulate about 100 hotspot devices and staff in-library experts to teach digital skills."

February Fireside Chat: Learn Real "Safety Techniques" From An Expert!

Last year, we held a popular Fireside Chat topic, to discuss "SAFETY" in our community. Back by popular demand "Safety Techniques" with Herman Nelson, will be held Tuesday, February 3rd, at 2:30pm, at 7801 S. State, Urban Partnership Community Room. The community discussion will include real techniques on, "How To Respond to an active shooter, rules of survival if stopped by the police, and key Defense Decisions for the safety of residents, businesses and communities." RSVP 773-483-3696

Seeking Outreach Worker for Courage To Love Community Health Project

The Courage to Love Project is seeking experienced highly organized and motivated individuals to support our program outreach activity in the Auburn Gresham and surrounding communityThis is a part-time position to start immediately for approximately 6 weeks, 20 hours per week. Up to $15/hour (February 2015 through approximately beginning April 2015).  Contact Norma Sanders at 773.483.3696

CPS Schedules Make-Up Days for January Cancellations

CPS has scheduled two make-up days for the two snow days in early January, CPS officials said. Jan. 30 and June 17th will now be a regular attendance day for all CPS students, officials said.

GADC's Education Director Selected to 1st Class at Civic Leadership Academy!

Congratulations to Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporations Education Director, Tenisha Jones on her acceptance to the 1st class at Civic Leadership Academy!  

It is Your Unalienable Right To Dream

“I am happy to join you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nations..."  --Martin Luther King Jr. 8.28.63

CVS/pharmacy Job Training Information Meetings For Westcott Elementary School Parents!

Calling all Westcott Elementary Parents!!! Join us, for the next information meeting to learn about the CVS/pharmacy, job program, Thursday, January 15th from 9:00-10:00am or 4:00-5:00pm, at Westcott Elementary, 409 W. 80th Street, in our new Parent Room #102. See you there!

Community Development Partner Offering Weatherization Services

Community Development Partner Offering Weatherization Services to residents. See attached information to determine if you quality!

006th District Sponsors New Gun Law Seminar

New Gun Law Semiar, January 21, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm, 006th District Community Room 7808 S. Halsted. This Free event sponsored by the 006th District CAPS Office in conjunction with the speakers vounteer task force. For more information contact, Cook County Attorney's Office Community Jusctie Center - South, 9059 S. Cottage Groce Ave. 773-783-5100.

Community Fireside HEALTHY Chat Series 2015!
2015 COMMUNITY FIRESIDE CHATS, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! These FREE community events are designed for community residents, school leaders, local business owners and organization staffs and  friends of GADC. As part of our comprehensive community work, the CHATS will allow us to network, learn, and share around meaningful and informative topics that you are interested in! The first community event is, Tuesday, January 13th, 5:30pmat Urban Partnership Bank Community Room, 7801 S. State StreetJanuary's Fireside HEALTHY CHAT, Topic "YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH", Featuring World Renown Nutritionist, KARYN CALABRESE! Don't delay, RSVP 773.483.3696.
CONNECT 2014-2015 Launches at Westcott and Madero

Civic Opportunities to Network Needs for Educational and Community Transformation (CONNECT), is a mentorship program designed to promote positive youth development in public schools. CONNECT pairs Illinois State University (ISU) student mentors with middle school students, and together the pair forms a relationship through weekly Skype sessions, in-person school visits, and a mentee-designed community service project. 

Community-Based Research in Action: Health Specialist's RX For the Community

University of Chicago's CommunityRX, community-based research projects worth over $7M have been working collaboratively to put a prescription in place to help transform South Side communities by 2015, with the assistance and addition of Community Health Information Specialists (CHIS), a newly created job added to community organization workforces, at the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) and Centers for New Horizon (CNH). GADC was proud to welcome a local service provider to our site to learn more about the HealtheRX program and how to incorporate it into their business process.

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