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Your Voice Matter's - Join A TASK FORCE TEAM At Our COMMUNITY Quality-of-Life Planning Meeting 10/29!

Your Voice Matter's! Come Join a COMMUNITY TASK FORCE TEAM, to develop an updated plan to revitalize OUR neighborhood. Your Voice Matters Quality-of-Life Planning Rollout meeting on Thursday, October 29th, 2015, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Simeon Career Academy, 8147 S. Vincennes Ave, Chicago, IL  60620.  Dinner will be served. Read more details!

Stanley Championship Cup Visits Leo High School

Stanley Championship Cup Visits Leo High School

Partners Posts: Depressed Adults Needed for a Research Study

Dr. Heide Klumpp (PhD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on depression. This study is testing to see what behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in depression using cognitive behavioral therapy, a standard psychotherapy treatment for mood disorders.  You will be compensated for your time ($15 per hour) and your parking will be paid.  If you would like to learn more about the study please contact 888-686-5591 or email 

Welcome Back Chicago Public School Students!

Welcome Back Auburn Gresham Gold Schools and all Chicago Public School Students! The first day of school can be scary. Children wonder about how everything will go—“Will my friends still like me?” “Will I fit in?” “Do I look good?” This is normal and usually goes away within a few days.

Executive Takes the Challenge at RenFest 2014

RenFest 2014, Carlos Nelson, Executive Director and MC of the 2014, 79th Street Renaissance Festival, meets his commitment and takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Mapping program pushes students to consider neighborhood's potential

University of Chicago field coordinator Priscilla Agbeo and her team of four high school student interns from the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, MAPSCorps program are finding the opportunity in vacancies.

Register for the Free Black Star Project's Fall Math Boot Camp for 5th- through 8th-grade students


Follow Us On Twitter #79thStreetRenFest

Tweet your fesitval pictures and comments during the festival using #79thStreetRenFest and on our official TWITTER @gadc_chicago or @gagdc (unoffocial with recognized followers).

IMPORTANT FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, EMV (‘Chip”) Card Processing Deadline & Data Breaches
Small Business Series Roadshow, IMPORTANT FREE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR, EMV (‘Chip”) Card Processing Deadline & Data Breaches, Various You Need to Know TOPICS:  read to see topics and event details.
A Salad Bar Story Really Stirs Staff Emotions

My colleague shared the following story and I must forward...

After 50 Years, Seven Families Still Live On Chicago's 'Block That Works'

Old-school values -- and lots of phone calls -- helps tight-knit neighbors keep close tabs on their block.

CTA to Announce Express Bus Lines Along Ashland, Western

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Dorval Carter will announce plans to introduce express buses along Ashland and Western Avenues, according to a press release from the city.

Spread The Good News, Auburn Gresham Summer Camp 2015 Gets GOLD Star

The Auburn Gresham GOLD Summer Camp provided four weeks of fun and learning enrichment to students attending one of our five GOLD elementary schools and within our service border! Thanks for checking out our NEW Summer Camp Newsletter, created by the camp staff. Enjoy!

After School Matters® Applications Now Open For Paid Apprenticeship Programs and Internships!

After School Matters is now accepting applications for its Fall program cycle. More than 300 programs in the arts, communications, science, sports and technology will be offered beginning the week of September 28 at more than 70 Chicago public high schools, Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community-based organization locations throughout the city as well as downtown at the Gallery 37 Center for the Arts. Teens can search and apply for Fall programs online at

GADC Looking To Hire A Health Coordinator

GADC seeks to hire a (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).

State Senator Jacqueline Collins Leads Storytime At Auburn Gresham GOLD Summer Camp

To kiick off the week, at Auburn Gresham GOLD Summer Camp's Monday morning literacy session, State Senator Jacqueline Collins gave more service to the community, as part of the Auburn Gresham GOLD School summer reads, community leader storytime series.

Senator Shares Good Budget News From Springfield

At a time when community based organizations like Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation work to sustain the partnerships with high quality organization to refer our clients, some good news from Senator Jacqueline Collins is welcomed!

Auburn Gresham GOLD Camp Draws Big Cheers At Toyota Park!

Auburn Gresham GOLD summer camp got big cheers for taking the Chicago Fire field, at their recent visit to Toyota Park, July 15h. This site vist was part of the culture and sport enrichment activities, planned to give our youth exposure to the entire city of Chicago this summer. Big cheers for #AGGOLD!

National Women's Veterans United of Illinois (NWVU) Ribbon Cutting On July 25

Women veterans in Illinois now have their own community center.  City, state and community leaders joined members of “National Women Veterans United” to cut the ribbon for the Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The Center is located at 7907-09 South Racine Chicago, IL 60620. Salute to Women Veterans!

STEP-UP ISU's Urban Education Interns Present Final Projects

Illinois State University education #STEP-UP interns emersed themselves in Chicagoland once again this summer. Living in under-served communities for 4-weeks summer, while teaching at Chicago Public Schools, during the day and working at local Community Based Organizations (CBO), including the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, during the afternoon.

Are You An Auburn Gresham Parent? We Need Your Input!

Are you a parent in Auburn Gresham? Auburn Gresham has the 5th highest rate of babies dying before their 1st birthday in the city. A group called "Courage to Love" is trying to figure out why. We're talking with parents about what they think, their thoughts on the community, their stressors, and how we could solve this problem. Contact us right away to particpate in our survey. We need your input! Contact Dominica McBride 312-394-9274 or to participate in a short survey, get information or to become involved.

Small Business Improvement Fund Rollout, July 29th

Learn about the Small business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and how your business can use SBIF to rehab your business. SBIF is a City of Chicago grant adminstered by SomerCor 504 Inc. and designed to help cover the costs of improving your business. Join Somercor 504 Inc. as they kickoff the SBIF program rollouts, for the 79th Vincences and 79th Street Cooridoor SBIFs. At 3:45pm Taste of Sucess Trolley ride provided by the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation. Somercor SBIF meeting begins 5pm, 7801 S. State, Community Room.

Kidney Action Day

Kidney Action Day - Most people don't spend much time thinking about their kidneys. On August 26, pay attention to your kidneys for a change and have some family fun by coming to Daley Plaza for free screenings, food samples and entertainment.

Summer 2015 Enrichment Parenting Classes

Free parenting classes--Summer is the perfect time to meet other parents and learn skills that will help you become a better and more confident parent. These free classes are a good place to start.

Local Business Trains "Urban Green Team" For OSHA Construction Safety Certification

Improving the health and safety of Urban Green Team employees is a key goal and part of the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation’s (GADC) strategy to provide employee’s professional development needed to improve and strengthen its workforce. With this goal in mind, the GADC partnered with Taj Development Company Inc. (Taj), a business located right in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, at 1609-11 W. 80th Street, Chicago, IL 60620.

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