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Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides

INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth

Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!

This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and together hosted 160 Hoops events. Over the last 13 years they reached more than 30,000 kids!

Join Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation For 2019 Benefit Dinner

We will highlight the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community and raise critical funds to support the Rebuild79 campaign. Get your ticket today. We appreciate the support.

Network News: Updates from the Chicago Rehab Network
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation staff capacity building is in full effect!  
The Chicago Rehab Network's real estate development training is highly regarded across the country.  Check out GAGDC's Khayeem Anderson <SSA#32/#69 Program Mgr>  and Tonya Walls <Housing & Senior Services Program Administrator>, pictured below. 
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Fall Health Fair on the Block

Join us for the fall health fair on the block, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 10am-2pm, 79th Racine. See you there!

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by texting Rebuild79 to 41444. Together We Can, Reimage, Rebuild and Revitalize our Neighborhood!
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!

Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79

Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival

he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 79th Street and Racine Avenue to Loomis Avenue.

Safe and Peaceful Neighborhood Programming at Morganway Garden in August

Auburn Gresham is taking back and revitalizing Morganway Community Garden to baack to its once beaufiful and family friendly community space, thanks to volunteers, community support and a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant.

MAYOR LIGHTFOOT, CITY OFFICIALS PROVIDE RESOURCES, TIPS TO BEAT EXTREME HEAT AND URGE RESIDENTS TO TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTION

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, along with officials from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Department of Family & Support Services (DFSS), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and other departments and sister agencies, today urged residents to take extra precautions as Chicago faces several days of extremely high temperatures.

CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST  “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND
CHICAGO CULTURAL ALLIANCE TO HOST  “INHERIT CHICAGO” - THE ONLY INTERCULTURAL FESTIVAL OF ITS KIND Over 30 Cultural Centers and Heritage Museums will host 20 Intercultural Programs in Neighborhoods Across the City  September 29 – November 1, 2019
Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.

2019 OMEE Notice of Funding Opportunity For Small Businesses

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) sets forth the requirement of the 2019 Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Minority-Owned Business Capital and Infrastructure Program.  The Office of Minority Economic Empowerment’s (OMEE) newly created state funded capital and infrastructure program, as per Public Act 100-0586, aims to equip minority-owned firms with resources to create jobs, build scale and capacity, increase revenues, and expand regionally.

Riverwalk Community Marketplace Opens this Summer

Following a 2FM public solicitation to identify marketplace vendors that encouraged minority and women-owned vendors to apply, the new Community Marketplace will open in June and will feature nine new vendors!

Metra gets state funding for two new stations, Auburn Park is back on Track

The new Metra stations that will be built at Auburn Park near 79th Street, is back on track!

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Closes 2019 With Record Returns!

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site is open through Tax Day, April 15th. This year Ladder Up has joined forces with Center for Economic Progress and it's been a great tax season, offering the same great service for our clients, as we always have.

Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead and Test Your Smoke Detectors Too This Weekend!

Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 hourThis Weekend!

Navy Pier Summer Pop-up Informational Sessions

Entrepreneurs and small businesses, come learn about opportunities to pop-up at Navy Peer this summer 2019! First session is March 6, 2019, at 10am, click to see more details.

Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Feb. 24, 2018 rocked the house again

The biannual Breakfast and Blues for Seniors event is always a welcome treat for local residents, volunteers and staff.

Oglesby drumline was the opening performance at the 1st ever Network 11 Educator Awards

The Oglesby drumline was the opening performance at the 1st ever Network 11 Educator Awards February 21, 2019!

Auburn Gresham looks to help those who help us, Give to the Red Cross

The Red Crosss helped Auburn Gresham "Sound the Alarm" and installed almost 500 smoke detectors, free of charge in the homes of local residents. To us, this is why the Red Cross Annual Fund Drive is so critical. 

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