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News from past 90 days

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.

Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators

Local Girls Take on Challenge to Build Solar-Powered Racecars from Recycled Refrigerators. ComEd's Annual Icebox Derby STEM competition kicks-off for 30 Chicagoland teens, July 21st.

 

CITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO REVITALIZE CHATHAM, AUBURN GRESHAM, AVALON PARK AND GREATER GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOODS

In a big push to revitalize what was once one of Chicago's most affluent South Side neighborhoods, city leaders introduced a new economic development program for Chatham, Auburn Gresham, 

CPS to hold community meetings about lead in schools’ water

CPS to hold community meetings about lead in schools’ water. A meeting is scheduled for June 24, at Simeon High School, 8147 S. Vincennes Ave from 4 – 5 p.m.

GAGDC's Very Owns Makes It To The Sustainable City Urban App Finals

GAGDC's very own makes is one of the top finalists in the Center for Neighborhood Technology Urban Sustainability Apps Competition, which amplifies the impact of grassroots problem solvers by pairing community members with coders to create scalable, app-based solutions to neighborhood issues. A team of judges will pick the competition’s winners, and you’ll get to help decide who should take home the People’s Choice Award, on June 16th!

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