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Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides

INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth

Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!

This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and together hosted 160 Hoops events. Over the last 13 years they reached more than 30,000 kids!

Join Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation For 2019 Benefit Dinner

We will highlight the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community and raise critical funds to support the Rebuild79 campaign. Get your ticket today. We appreciate the support.

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff capacity building is in full effect!  
The Chicago Rehab Network's real estate development training is highly regarded across the country.  Check out GAGDC's Khayeem Anderson <SSA#32/#69 Program Mgr>  and Tonya Walls <Housing & Senior Services Program Administrator>, pictured below. 
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Fall Health Fair on the Block

Join us for the fall health fair on the block, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 10am-2pm, 79th Racine. See you there!

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by texting Rebuild79 to 41444. Together We Can, Reimage, Rebuild and Revitalize our Neighborhood!
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!

Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79

Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival

he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 79th Street and Racine Avenue to Loomis Avenue.

Safe and Peaceful Neighborhood Programming at Morganway Garden in August

Auburn Gresham is taking back and revitalizing Morganway Community Garden to baack to its once beaufiful and family friendly community space, thanks to volunteers, community support and a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant.

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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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