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Community Grand Rounds - Families Effected by Violence And How They Cope!

University of Chicago Medicine and its Community Partners invite you to the first Community GRAND ROUNDS of 2016, Feb. 23rd, 6pm, 6220 S Ingleside. This session is not to be missed. This event will expose guest to the topic of community violence and how families affected by have learned to cope. Free dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested!

Auburn Gresham $1 Large Lot Program is Open!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, you can buy up two vacant lots from the City of Chicago for $1 a lot. The lots must be on the same block as land you already own. Individuals and organizations can apply but churches are not eligible. Only one application will be accepted per property deed. Applications will be accepted between February 1st, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and March 21st, 2016 11:59 p.m.

Chicago Large Lots Program Offers Property in Auburn Gresham for $1

The Large Lots land sale program has been expanded to London's Auburn Gresham neighborhood, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday, where there are 100 city-owned lots available.

State Works on Developing Jobs and Technology

llinois State Treasurer’s Office is preparing the final touches for the Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund. They will be making investments in technology funds that invest in businesses based in Illinois or with a significant Illinois workforce. The goal is two-fold: support emerging technology to create jobs in our state and earn investment returns for our state citizens.

Your Voice Matters February Task Force Schedule

Your Voice Matters February task force schedule. Feel free to download and copy for your neighbors and friends!

Auburn Gresham Tax opens with big returns for 2016!

Auburn Gresham Tax opens with big returns for 2016!

A Youth Revolution In Auburn Gresham

Simeon High School’s poetry team, Writers Never Die and 2014/15 Louder Than a Bomb Champions worked with John W. Cook Elementary School and created The Revolution of Young Artist as Leaders (ROYAL) poetry team. This group has started a "A Youth Revolution In Auburn Gresham," of the best kind. Read their story...

Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule

Please read the full sotry to see the Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule. We look forward to another successful community event!

Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"This is a story of the people. Of hopes and dreams, of challenge and change. It is an American story. This story and struggle that started many centuries ago, continues today—with you." #Blacklivesmatter

2016 Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site

2016 Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site, starts Saturday, January 23, 2016. There is a new and improved locaiton, thanks to the upgraded, St. Sabina Community and Technology Center. The new location is 7811 S. Racine. Just 1/2 block away from the old site. The requirements are the same. Print and read the attached flyer, as a reminder of what you will need to bring. It is still first come, first served. Pass the word!

DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Creates A BIG Vision!

The DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Meeting, simply stated, "small numbers, big vision."

"Season's Blessings" for Veteran's New Beginnings Celebration!

Veterans New Beginnings would like for you or a representative, to join us for a night of "Season's Blessings for our Veteran's" on Decebmer 17, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 8031 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620.

Partner Peek: Winter Break Day Camps for Kids

Chicago partners have plenty going on for your lil' ones over break! Take a look at all the fun Winter Break
Day Camps for Kids!

Operation Hope Free Holiday Dinner At BJ's Market!

Operation Hope otreach event is happening again this year! WVON, Johnson Publishing Company, Terry Bishop, The Urban League, Andrea Zopp, State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16), Faith Community of St. Sabina  and the owner of BJ's Market and Bakery are distributing dinners, to all that come to BJ's, on 79th Racine. Dinners will be distributed, on December 15th, 2pm until 7pm. All are welcome.

Calling All Joplin Parents, For A Family Affair Fun Fest!

JOPLIN FAMILIES, COME JOIN US, for an evening of FAMILY FUN! Board games, dancing, enrichment workshops just for parents to network, FOOD, RAFFLES, and even a students vs. parent competition!  This is a time of continued healing, by just having some plain old FUN! Let us know you are coming, just call Scott Joplin Elementary School at 773-535-3435.

Peoples Gas Shows Blues Comes From Within!"

Peoples Gas joined in the fun, to celebrate the 11th year of giving back to senior residents in the community, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) hosted it's fun and free  Breakfast-n-Blues event, at the Thurgood Marshall Chicago Public Library. Seniors always look forward the session that typically kicks off for seniors to celebrate the beginning of the fall season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We wish you a safe and Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

SHOP SOUTH, Shop Local, Shop Small Saturday!

SHOP SOUTH, Shop Local, Shop Small Saturday!

Perspectives Mentor Program Another Intergenerational Education Success

For several years, the Greater Auburn-Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, participates in the Pespectives Charter School (PCS) five-week internship program. This fall 2015, we were sent to young adult gems, to expose them to real world experiences, in the workforce. Bravo young ladies!

Poetry Group Brings Together Simeon H.S. and Cook Elementary Students

Thanks to a partnership between her Cook Elementary, and Simeon Career Academy, the youth are able to better express themselves and work on public speaking.

World War II Veterans Still Our Local Heroes

Jack Lyle, a local veteran, fought in WWII in Italy. In spite of all his life experiences, that came during and as a result of war, this is important to him. Even as important to him, is sailing. He and his wife Eunice, of 34 years, are longstanding proud Auburn Gresham residents.

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