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23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, February 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE The 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards will be held on February 28, 2017. Online and advance registration for the event will begin in January 2017. Walk-in tickets can be purchased that day. Awards ceremony 4:30pm.

GADC Looking To Hire Additional School Based Health Coordinator!

GADC seeks to hire another (full time) skilled professional who will be responsible for monitoring consents for students to receive health services and school compliance rates. See full details of the job and info to Send resumes and references to Tenisha Jones, Director of Education, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC).

UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally.

Auburn Gresham gold standard for parent engagement

“We believe that the best way to improve student prospects is to develop a set of holistic interventions that will provide a broad range of support to students and families, not simply within schools but across the community, using public-private partnerships, community members and institutions as the drivers of change..."

Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn Gresham

Kenya Sherrill, another Illinois State University (ISU) graduate, just accepted a full position at Simeon Career Academy (High School), where she completed her student teaching work last fall.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

The Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans

When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, but we don’t really associate Chicago with Mexican culture.

Thank You President Obama! YES WE CAN Continue To Make A Difference

As you pass on the torch, this January 20, 2017, while the nation watches, we THANK YOU President Barack Obama. YES WE CAN continue to make a difference.

Four Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's Legacy

Four Partner Organizations, Chicago Cares, Uptake, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Cook Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Host Serve-A-Thon to Honor Dr. King's legacy, have lunch and chats on civil rights with local students, resident seniors and local veterans who live in Auburn Gresham.

Chicago Bears Care A Lot for Auburn Gresham Families In Need

The Chicago Bears, Leo High School and the Chicago Police Department's Gresham (6th) District, hosted a holiday party for families from Auburn Gresham on Monday, December 19th. This proves they really do care a lot for the community.

Tick Tock: Deadline To Apply To A Selective-Enrollment School Is Friday

The clock is ticking for parents of students looking to snag a coveted spot in one of Chicago's selective-enrollment or magnet schools. The deadline to apply, is Friday December 9th!

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

On a day dedicated to those who have served this country, through bouts of rain and blustering winds, more than 50 volunteers combed through a vacant lot in Auburn Gresham and collected trash on 79th street as a service of their own.

CommunityRx Model for Finding Healthy Resources In Communities

CommunityRx projects generates customized e-perscriptions for patients visiting dozens of health clinics. This project is deeply rooted in Auburn Gresham a key contributor to its success.

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To foster and promote revitalization of the community by designing and implementing programs that improve the community’s economic viability; increase availability of quality housing to people of different income levels, while maintaining and improving existing affordable housing; and enhance delivery of social services, particularly to senior citizens.

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