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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!

Perspective's student-led peace documentary, I Am For Peace, 6/18

WTTW is hosting a FREE screening and discussion of Perspective's student-led peace documentary, I Am For Peace, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Saturday, June 18 @ 2pm, Claudia Cassidy Theatre
78 E. Washington St. 

79th Street SBIF | Small Business Improvement Fund Open June 1 - June 30, 2016!

The City of Chicago’s SBIF grant uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to reimburse eligible applicants for repairing  and/or rehabilitating their facilities within specific TIF districts. The 79th Street and 79th Vincennes SBIF APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN FROM JUNE 1ST, THROUGH JUNE 30TH, 2016. APPLY TODAY!

Presidential Proclamation -- Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

Presidential Proclamation -- Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2016

Northwestern Students Talks Trash With GAGDC!

Northwestern Students Talks Trash With GAGDC and there is nothing dirty about it!

Auburn Gresham, Chicago's Fifth $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends Up Number One!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, for the past few months you had a chance to buy up two vacant lots, from the City of Chicago for only $1 and proof of ownership on the block. Huge kudos to a community that showed up and almost bought out!

Because They Can: Kim Wilborn's Story

What happens when educators start believing in their students full potential? Find out from a student It's a great and touching story!

Your Voice Matters! Help Impact Your Community Attend May Planning Meetings!

Join the community in collective impact planning, at the MAY Your Voice Matters Task Force Meetings. The date, time and locations are attached in this news article. For more information please call 773-483-3696 or send email to or

Auburn Gresham Friday Night Financial Fest!

Renaissance Park takes on Financial Festival, on a Friday night in Auburn Gresham!

Financial Festival 2016

Renaissance Park takes on Financial Festival, on a Friday night in Auburn Gresham!

Happy Earth Day!

To all our partners and residents promoting #healthy and sustainable communities across #Chicago and the world, Happy Earth Day!

Internship Fair & Career Opportunities April 29th!

Calling all students in college or preparing to enter college in the fall, 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins Jr. and Chicago Park District invites you to an Internship Fair & Career Opportunities, April 29th, 2016, from 10am to 2pm, at the Foster Park Field House.


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