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News from past 90 days

Auburn Gresham GOLD Camp Draws Big Cheers At Toyata Park!

Auburn Gresham GOLD summer camp got big cheers for taking the Chicago Fire field, at their recent visit to Toyota Park, July 15h. This site vist was part of the culture and sport enrichment activities, planned to give our youth exposure to the entire city of Chicago this summer. Big cheers for #AGGOLD!

National Women's Veterans United of Illinois (NWVU) Ribbon Cutting On July 25

Women veterans in Illinois now have their own community center.  City, state and community leaders joined members of “National Women Veterans United” to cut the ribbon for the Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The Center is located at 7907-09 South Racine Chicago, IL 60620. Salute to Women Veterans!

STEP-UP ISU's Urban Education Interns Present Final Projects

Illinois State University education #STEP-UP interns emersed themselves in Chicagoland once again this summer. Living in under-served communities for 4-weeks summer, while teaching at Chicago Public Schools, during the day and working at local Community Based Organizations (CBO), including the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, during the afternoon.

Are You An Auburn Gresham Parent? We Need Your Input!

Are you a parent in Auburn Gresham? Auburn Gresham has the 5th highest rate of babies dying before their 1st birthday in the city. A group called "Courage to Love" is trying to figure out why. We're talking with parents about what they think, their thoughts on the community, their stressors, and how we could solve this problem. Contact us right away to particpate in our survey. We need your input! Contact Dominica McBride 312-394-9274 or to participate in a short survey, get information or to become involved.

Small Business Improvement Fund Rollout, July 29th

Learn about the Small business Improvement Fund (SBIF) and how your business can use SBIF to rehab your business. SBIF is a City of Chicago grant adminstered by SomerCor 504 Inc. and designed to help cover the costs of improving your business. Join Somercor 504 Inc. as they kickoff the SBIF program rollouts, for the 79th Vincences and 79th Street Cooridoor SBIFs. At 3:45pm Taste of Sucess Trolley ride provided by the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation. Somercor SBIF meeting begins 5pm, 7801 S. State, Community Room.

Kidney Action Day

Kidney Action Day - Most people don't spend much time thinking about their kidneys. On August 26, pay attention to your kidneys for a change and have some family fun by coming to Daley Plaza for free screenings, food samples and entertainment.

Summer 2015 Enrichment Parenting Classes

Free parenting classes--Summer is the perfect time to meet other parents and learn skills that will help you become a better and more confident parent. These free classes are a good place to start.

Local Business Trains "Urban Green Team" For OSHA Construction Safety Certification

Improving the health and safety of Urban Green Team employees is a key goal and part of the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation’s (GADC) strategy to provide employee’s professional development needed to improve and strengthen its workforce. With this goal in mind, the GADC partnered with Taj Development Company Inc. (Taj), a business located right in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, at 1609-11 W. 80th Street, Chicago, IL 60620.

CPS Extends Safe Passage Program to 140 New Schools

Launched in 2009, Safe Passage hires community residents to safeguard routes for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students traveling to and from school.

Coming to 79th Halsted, A Passive Park, Really?

Coming to 79th Halsted,  A Passive Park? The big question is: What exactly is a “passive park?”

CommunityRx Comes to A HealthE'nd

The end of the three year CommunityRX collaboration, is a prescription for a new beginning. Read, see and hear our project story.

Join NHS of Chicago for NeighborWorks Day 2015!
NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES OF CHICAGO (NHS), INC. 28TH ANNUAL NEIGHBORWORKS DAY, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015, 8:00 AM TO 2:00 PMNeighborWorks Day is a fun day of service. Volunteers are needed to help with traditional work projects, such as painting, cleaning vacant lots and blocks, landscaping and gardening.
Meet & Greet: Red Line’s 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project RFP

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Diversity Programs Department is pleased to announce the following contract opportunity: RFP: C15FI101649246 Request for Proposals (RFP) for 95th Street Terminal Improvement Project, Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m, St. James AME Church 9256 South Lafayette Avenue.


Happy Memorial Day USA!

Both Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) offices will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 25th  and will reopen for business Tuesday, May 26th from 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..

GADC's Spring Health Fair on the Block a Heartwarming Success

On May 21st, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC), held it's Spring 2015 Health Fair on the Block on 79th Street. The day started with cool winds, but the sun came out early, causing the block between Racine and May to bustle with lots of activity and excitement!

Sharing of Site Meeting Room, is Really SMART!

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) is one of the first non-profits on the southside to equip their conference room, with a networked SMARTboard and flat screen television. Even more good news is that the GADC fundamentally believes that Community sharing of organization site conference rooms, is really smart.

21st Ward People You Should Know...

Meet the 21st Ward Administrative Assistant to Alderman Howard Brookins, Angela M. Thomasas she greets local residents with a great smile to the 21st Ward. She is someone you should know! Alderman Howard Brookins, 21st Ward Office Location: 9011 S. Ashland, Chicago, Ill. 60620, Office Phone # 773 881-9300, Fax # 773 881-2152

Mr. Gee’s Supper Club: A South Side “Gem”

Spotlight on Mr. Gee’s Supper Club,  a south side “Gem” and a great venue to host a wedding reception or graduation party. Mr. Gee's is located 1547 W. 87th Street, in the Auburn Gresham Community. Looking for a great place to host your next event? Contact Gene, at 773.445.2020.

HOME NEWS: HARP & HAMP have been EXTENDED through 2016

On Friday, Many 8th, FHFA Director Watt announced that the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) have been extended through 2016.

Small Business Forum - SAVE THE DATE

SAVE THE DATE FOR THIS ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD SMALL BUSINESS EVENT! The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation and The 6th District Business Sub-committee presents, the annual Small Business Forum. 

AG GOLD Summer Camp Registration Now Open!


Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation CARNIVAL, May 6-10th, 87th & Dan Ryan!

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation CARNIVALE 87th & Dan Ryan, May 6-10th! Friday night until 10:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm-10:30pm. Lots of family fun, games and plenty of parking. Unlimited Ride Special $30, Get your tickets there (ATM).

"Understanding Reassessed Property Tax Liability" Seminar

In 2015, all Chicago properties will be reassessed for property tax purposes.  Given the city’s tax rate continues to rise, making sure a property is valued correctly for tax purposes is crucial. Join us May 12th, 2626 W. 63rd St, Churchview Senior Campus, for a crash course on what this means, the appeals process, the timeline for appeals!

Commerical Cooridor Small Projects, Big Impact

The idea that small projects can have a big impact on commercial corridor revitalization is not new. At the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), the idea manifested itself in the Corridors of Retail Excellence Program (CORE).

Youth Program- One Summer Chicago Application Open

One Summer Chicago (OSC) is an initiative that provides youth with employment and enrichment opportunities during the summer months. OSC offers summer employment to youth between the ages of 14 and 24, as well as a range of enrichment activities for children and youth of all ages, including camps, sports, arts, and recreation programs. Most programs are between 20 and 25 hours per week


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