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‘This was so cool!’ A new take on Baby Shark for Auburn Gresham School Kids

A shark invasion was a welcome respite for a south side Chicago neighborhood that has suffered losses from COVID-19 and gun violence.

UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24

than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 24. 

Auburn Gresham Annual Business Forum Recap

GAGDC business team brings back the annual business forum, in a virtual format. It was well received by local, city and state business leaders!

Food Stability Pop Up

We are the post office of food pop ups, neither rain sleet snow nor polar vortex shall stop us!!!!

Upcoming City of Chicago Business Education Webinars
Upcoming BACP Business Education Webinars through March 19th and many more updates...
Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap

Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.

Revitalizing Auburn Gresham: One Organization Changes a Community’s Landscape - United Way of Metro Chicago
United Way Metro Chicago AmeriCorps volunteers (Tate Samata and Jessica Jones) did a great story on Auburn Gresham.  It includes a video narrated by Jessica. I hope you enjoy it and can use it.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Hub Awarded Support from Chicago Bears!

Chicago Bears award the Healthy Hub $611,000!

Rapid Info / Resource Call-in Line | Every Wednesday and Friday at 6PM | Call 551-241-6209

Please update your records, the new Rapid Info Response Line phone nmber is 551-241-6209. Dial in for community updates every Wednesday and Friday at 6pm. All are welcome to listen in!

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases "The State of Health for Blacks in Chicago

Chicago Department of Public Health Releases "The State of Health for Blacks in Chicago"

Mental Heath Fair Draws Resources and to Address all Dimenisions Health

Be Kind to Your Mind was GAGDC's first health fair, touchingn all dimenions of health, yet focusing solely on mental health.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) The deadline for Chicago's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application has been extended to June 15th

 Please see important updates below on opportunities that may be of interest to your communities

JUNE 8th, INVEST South/West Initiative Starts Series of Community Engagement Meetings!

INVEST South/West Initiative, invites you to our series of community engagements starting on June 8, 2021, with two more planned meetings to follow!

Draft Day Dream, "My Chicago Bears!"

Carlos Nelson will forever be associated with QB Justin Fields. Here’s how the Auburn Gresham community leader got to the NFL stage weeks after losing his father, an avid Chicago Bears fan.

BACP Business Workshops June 2021 (Free)
The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection’s FREE business education workshops are now available as WEBINARS! To register visit www.chicago.gov/businesseducation
Illinois Passes Kids’ Meal Bill to Make Healthier Beverages Default Options on Restaurant Kids’ Menus

Exciting news that SB 1846, the “Serve Kids Better” bill that helps make healthier beverages the automatic or default beverages in children’s meals at restaurants in Illinois has passed the House and Senate! It will now go on to the Governor for signature. We thank all of our partners who helped to advocate for this policy and appreciate your support!  

Happy Two Year Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

Happy Anniversary Mayor Lightfoot!

So, who is Carlos Nelson?

So, who is Carlos Nelson?

Chicago Bears & Bears Care Invest $611,000 In Auburn Gresham

We are getting closer to the finish line, thanks to sizeable donation from "My Chicago Bears!"

The Chicago Bears are one team to have a special guest for the 2021 NFL Draft

Chicago Bears are having a special guest announce whoever the team picks and that is GAGDC's CEO Carlos Nelson!

Man known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

chicagobears.comCarlos Nelson, GAGDC's CEO known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick

The child care industry collapsed during COVID-19, so Biden’s giving it $39B from the stimulus | Illinois Child Care Restoration Grants 2021

Illinois has been awarded $331 million in financial aid to support child care through the latest federal relief package passed by the US Congress.

PPP opened to all lenders extended through May 31...

PPP opened to all lenders extended to May 31st!

CEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot year

It has been slightly over one year when COVID-19 descended upon Auburn Gresham and GAGDC pivoted and even ramped up efforts to serve the community!

llinois - Chicago - Greater Auburn Gresham Opportunity Zones 2020

The City consulted with aldermen to confirm that the identified tracts within communities with these three qualifying factors were also the tracts that had the most investment potential. #yourvoicematters

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