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News from past 90 days

The Law Project Changes Its Name!

For more than 30 years,  The Law Project was known - first as the Community Economic Development Law Project, and then as The Law Project. Today, they are excited to announce that our new name is the Community Law Project.

12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE for the 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, coming to you this year for two days, September 9th and September 10th!

The Racial Wealth Gap | Chicago

Black Lives Matter focuses on social justice disparities, but economic disparities can be just as destructive, says a Washington D.C. think tank that is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Georgetown University, five Chicago nonprofits, and others across the U.S.

Perspectives on PEACE

Join Perspectives Charter School tomorrow, June 2nd, 9:00am, as we march for peace in the 4th Annual Perspectives Peace March!

Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!

Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative plan to bring living wage jobs to a building anchored by a state of art health facility, to make it so....

Study Calls on Impact Investors to Close Educational Attainment Gaps

Innovative impact investments are needed to address gaps in higher education attainment for low-income students, a report commissioned by the Kresge and Lumina foundations argues.

TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out

Calling all TEEN groups and organizations supporting TEENS Come and have your VOICES HEARD and discuss issues that are important to YOU. The TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out! May 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm, Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside. The health of the community involves all of us! Come let your voice be heard and lead the conversation. Light Dinner will be served. To help us plan better,  RSVP by registering at http://communitygrandroundsmay2017.eventbrite.com

Heartland Alliance's Social Impact Center 2017 Poverty Report

On April 18, 2017 the Collaborative hosted a webinar aimed at expanding understanding of the far-reaching impact of ACEs. Take a moment to read this important social impact center report.

Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!

Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!

Avoiding the Summer Slide

Reading over summer is one of the best ways for a child to maintain the reading skills they gained during the previous school yea. Cick here to read how....

Project Money | Change Your Money Change Your Life

Project Money program is kicking off to help you get smart about your money! With a theme "Change Your Money Change Your Life," by working with a financial coach, receiving high quality financial education, and working as a community to improve wealth, you'll see how changing the relationship with your money can change your life! Click on the story to find out how.

Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week!

National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.  Take the time to thank a teacher this week!

Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week!

National Teacher Appreciation Day, also known as National Teacher Day, is observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May.  Take the time to thank a teacher this week!

The Revolution of Young Artists As Leaders Continues To Be ROYAL

“Simeon’s poetry team, called Writers Never Die and 2014/15 Louder Than a Bomb Champions collaborated with John W. Cook Elementary School and created The Revolution of Young Artist as Leaders (ROYAL) poetry team [two years ago],” according to gagdc.org. ROYAL held a Spoken Word Slam at Simeon Career Academy on April 25, 2017, where ROYAL continued to display what happens when youth engage in activities that allow them to use their voices instead of negativity.

Apply Now for Auburn Gresham Health Fair on the Block, Coming May 25, 2017

Calling all Health Providers, Organizations and Stakeholders interested in the health of the community! Applications are open for the health fair which will be held, May 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, on the street between Racine and May, sponsored by our CVS Caremark. For questions call GADC office at 773-483-3696.

"Build on 79th Street" A Jazz and Champagne-Infused Fundraising Reception A Huge Success!

Please join the board of directors and staff of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation in thanking our sponsors and donors for attending the fundraising jazz and champagne-infused reception in support of the "Build on 79th Street" campaign, Saturday April 22nd.

April 1st Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Brings Joy To Community, No Fooling!

It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood” on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Auburn-Gresham at the Breakfast & Blues for Seniors event held at the Naomi and Sylvester Smith Senior Living Center located on Halsted. 

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