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News from past 90 days

Mayor Emanuel’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Is Open For Applications!

The Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is a new grant to help strengthen our commercial corridors on Chicago's South, Southwest and West Sides. The NOF grant cycle is will open in the fall.

Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood

In a double decker bus on a gorgeous day, the only place to ride is in the top.

The Changing Face of Auburn Gresham: How Façade Enhancements Energize Neighborhoods.

Artful changes inspire local hope and pride.

Constructing Communities: The SARFS Program at the GAGDC

What's good for our seniors is good for all of us.

Charting the Course for a New Way to Employ Youth

A Special Report on an Imporant Partner Program.

Healthy Lifestyle Building Hub Coming To South Side

The Build on 79th Street Jazz & Champagne Reception was an opportunity to purchase a commemorative engraved plated brick that will be permanently affixed to the atrium of the Auburn Gresham Healthy LifeStyle redevelopment project. You can purchase your piece of the hub by calling GAGDC office at 773.483.3696.

MAPSCorps 2017 Cohort Preparing to Capture #DATA4GOOD

MAPCorps 2017, youth data scientists begin their first day of work for the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation! Here's looking to a great summer of capturing data for health of the community.

Startups Get Help at Legal Clinic Brunch

 The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) along with The Law Project and other developers hosted a Legal Community Clinic Brunch last week at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church, located on 7545 S. Vincennes, to help small business owners set up their businesses appropriately and legally. Other services and resources that were provided for small business owners included information on business loans, grant opportunities and financial projections.

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.

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