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New Business Ribbon Cutting For Plaza Grand Opening In Auburn Gresham Community!

New Business News! Saturday, April 4th, Ribbon Cutting for four new businesses, Papa Johns, Dunkin' Donuts, Wing Zone, and Baskin Robbins in Auburn Gresham community, on 87th Woods!

Maintenance & Beautification Crew Kicking Off Litter Abatement Along New SSA #69!

Maintenance & Beautification crew kicking off litter abatement along the Ashland Business Improvement District (SSA#69) in the 21st Ward on April 4, 2015.  Managed by Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and supported by Alderman Howard B. Brookins, the two crews Cleanslate (pictured) and the Urban Green Team will work along SSA#69 to establish and maintain an attractive business district. 

Digging Deeper in Auburn Gresham: A first-person perspective

During this spring semester the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) staff and our community partners have launched a pilot to enhance our urban redesigned courses and the complementary clinical visits.   In Auburn Gresham, Sheenita Robinson of Greater Auburn Gresham Community Development Corporation (GAGDC) and I set out to develop a more engaging and mutually beneficial clinical visit planning process.  Sheenita shares her thoughts with me about why it is important to collaborate with ISU faculty for their upcoming clinical visits.

April Fireside Chat: Rebuild Your Credit

It's time to take back control of your life. Interactive hands-on class that will help facilitate letters to creditors. Featuring Nicole Wheatly Entrepreneur & Professional Development Leader. Space is limited please contact 773-483-3696 for information and to reserve your spot. This method works!

Mayor Emanuel, Congressman Rush And CTA President Claypool Announce Expanded Second Chance Program

The CTA Second Chance Program is an initiative offered in conjunction with the City of Chicago and social service agencies throughout the city. Working closely with the Department of Family and Support Services, hard-to-place individuals are given an opportunity to obtain full-time employment and training which may enable a start of a long-term, meaningful career. CTA Second Chance Program Has Provided Job Training For More Than 500 Ex-Offenders Who Face Barriers To Employment; New Training To Offer Pipeline To Middle-Class Jobs In High-Demand Field Of Diesel Mechanics. FIND A SITE IN YOUR COMMUNITY TO APPLY!

Stay in the KNOW! Know Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Stay in the KNOW! Know Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance

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
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, slots still available!

Metra Team Makes A Stop At GADC Staff Meeting

Metra is spearheading an innovative outreach program to ensure more women and people of diverse backgrounds are aware of job opportunities in a predominately male dominated railroad industry. Metra government & community engagement and EEO staffers made a quick stop, at the GADC March team meeting to bring more awareness to Women's History Month.

Oglesby's 2nd Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

All elementary school grade girls currently enrolled in Richard J. Oglesby Elementary School and their fathers or father figures were invited to attend a Daddy-Daughter Dance sponsored by the School Staff, Oglesby Local School Council (LSC) and the  held at Oglesby Elementary School, Februrary 26th. A great time was had by all!

Auburn Gesham Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening!

Grand Opening of Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Auburn Gresham Community, Wednesday, March 4th! The long aisles filled to capacity with everything shoppers need, from general groceries, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, to household products. No more running from store to store, this is a new Auburn Gresham's one-stop shop! 

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.

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!  

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