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News from past 90 days

10/11 | Field Day at Westcott Elementary From a Looming Strike To Student Joy

GAGDC edcuation team staffer tells the day in a life, giving two-generation supports to a partner elementary school. Read the highs and lows of the day, that keeps us going for the GOLD!

10/11 | Field Day at Westcott Elementary, From a Looming Strike To Student Joy

GAGDC staff member of the  Edcuation team, shares her experiences during Field Day, at one of our CPS, Auburn Gresham GOLD schools. Read the ebbs of flow of community partner work, all in one day, as work together, to go for the GOLD!

How Auburn-Gresham Fought Back and Won | The Law Project's Spotlight on Success

“These lead agencies are all operating on a shoestring budget,” Yates explains. ”To ask them to bear all the default risk of every subgrantee would make the lead-sub grantee structure unworkable.” Read The Law Project's work to defend the little partner....

79th Street Renaissance Festival Celebrates 11 Successful Years!

Auburn Gresham's 11th annual 79th Street Renaissance festival, featuring 10 full hours of live music, carnival rides, family activities, and loads of information and services from local schools and businesses, kicked off Saturday, September 10, right on the corner of 79th and Racine Avenue.

Clara Barton Receives Recognition Banner From Network 11 For Great Work Around Attendance

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Clara Barton Elementary School Principal Smith, received a very welcomed gift today from the Chicago Public Schools Network 11 office, for its great work around school attendance.

4th Annual Remarkable Women's Conference 9/23-24!

Join us for the ultimate ladies gathering to suppor the P.U.M.P.S. (Providing U (You) Motivation to Pursue Success) program. Friday, September 23-24, 2016, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 200 E. 33rd Street.

University of Chicago Medicine breaks ground on new emergency department

The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground Sept. 15, 2016, on a new and expanded emergency department that will also offer adult trauma care.

Follow the 11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival on Socail Media All the day!

Follow the 11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival on Socail Media througout the day! It's not raining on our parade, so head out and join the party! Win a chance for a photo op with a celebrity!

Auburn Gresham Wellness Center Passes Certification With Flying Colors!

Congratulations to the Auburn Gresham team and all who assisted with this year's Illinois state certification visit! 

Auburn Gresham Wellness Center and American Lung Association Help Fmailies Breathe A Sigh Of Releif

hanks to the Auburn Gresham Wellness Center and American Lung Association, a GAGDC staffer able to get the best possible solution for her child's case of asthma.

IL State Treasurer School Supply Drive, Support the 79th Street Renaissance Festival

August 31st is last day to donate school supplies to benefit the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation's 11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival at the Illinios State Treasurers Chicago office. Drop off boxes are located in the Thompson Center, Suite 2-201 and 15-600.

This is a community hero you should know!

This is a community hero you should know!

Auburn Gresham Housing “Decorative Design Disguise Decal Project” Is Underway

The Your Voice Matter (YVM) Community Housing Action Taskforce is working on strategies to “increase the safety and security of neighborhoods, by focusing on beautification efforts and neighborhood investment…” improving the appearance of vacancies, with decorative disguises. Read more for details on this innovative community work.

Job Program Offers "One Great Summer Chicago" Success for Rising College Freshman

One Summer Chicago provided ONE GREAT SUMMER for Auburn Gresham youth, Tiara Wilkes. Similar to her characteristics read her short, sweet and unpretentious soft spoken story...

Is Your Roof Or Porch In Bad Shape? Apply For A City Grant To Fix It

Small apartment buildings with roofs and porches in bad shape can apply for a city grant to cover the cost of repairs. Residents can apply online or by calling 311.

You want to be a teacher? AND you want to teach in Chicago? Why?

Auburn Gresham is great indeed. Here's why!

Red Cross Installs 400 Hundred Smoke Alarms in One Day in Chicago's Auburn Gresham Community

The American Red Cross of Chicago & Northern Illinois, joined by community volunteers from the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, went door-to-door in the Auburn-Gresham community on the city’s South Side and installed more than 400 smoke alarms in a single day on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Volunteers also educated residents about fire safety and helped families create a personalized escape plan to exit their home during an emergency. Community leaders including Ald. Derrick Curtis, Ald. Howard Brookins, Jr., Ald. David Moore, and State Senator Jacqueline Collins also participated in the community safety event.


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