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The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program is now open!

We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.

Community Meeting: Space to Grow and Westcott Elementary New School Yard, All Are Welcome!

On next Wednesday, January 16th, Space to Grow and Westcott will have their first community meeting for the new schoolyard. You all are welcome to join. The meeting will be from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM in the cafeteria. See attached flyer for details.

Update New Chicago Ordinance Aimed at Encouraging, Regulating Pop-Ups

Starting a small business can be a daunting undertaking. Developing a strong business plan, securing funding and offering a product or service that people will want are hurdles that often stop a budding entrepreneur in their tracks. Pop-up businesses can be one way to get started.

John ‘Jack’ Lyle, one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 98

What a treasure to have met and spent the afternoon talking with Mr. Jack Lyle. No holes barred, he shared stories that will stay with me forever. Will need to share some of the fantastic footage from that day with with wife. He was so loved by many. He led me beside still waters. Peace. --- Auburn Gresham Portal Editor

2019 Building: Community Assets, Health and Prosperity

Happy New Year to our clients, partners, residents and sponsors. Looking forward to a new year to continue to collectively impact building relationships and community assets.

79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open for new applications

Applications for the 79th Street Corridor and 79th Vincennes SBIF Districts are open this month, January 2019. You can also find this information, the application form and other SBIF program details on the SBIF website.Please see below to find which other SBIF Districts are open for new applications this month and those that are on deck for an open application period next month. 

Westcott One of 5 CPS Schools Selected for Green ‘Schoolyard Transformations’ in 2019

Five schools were selected earlier this month for participation in Space to Grow, an initiative that transforms Chicago schoolyards with the goal of providing kids in low-income neighborhoods with safe spaces to play and recreate.

Chicago Shops Campaign Wants You to Spend Big, Shop Small by Supporting Neighborhood Businesses: #ChiBizShops

Shop Smart, Know Return Policies, and Beware of Scammers this Holiday!

You have nothing to lose and can gain a Lot for only $1

The City of Chicago $1 Large Lot program is still open until July 21, 2018!

Ji explores Auburn Gresham | Part 2

Ji, from The Grid, Explores The Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. 

The Grid: Exploring the Auburn Gresham neighborhood

Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago’s neighborhoods. Today’s stop is Auburn Gresham!

Give Thanks!

From all of us at Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, remember to help those in need and Give Thanks!

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Honored by Cook County Board For Community Service

GAGDC honored by Toni Preckwinkle and the County Board, on November 13, 2018, for their comminitment, support and outstanding services to the Greater Auburn Gresham Communties.

Self-Care On The Table for Educators

What happens when a group of women gather to talk about taking care of themselves?

Thank You To Our Benefit Dinner Sponsors

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation is appreciative of all of the sponsors for our 2018 Benefit Dinner & Award Ceremony!

Home Fire Prevention Month

Just the thought of your home on fire can be incredibly scary — but don’t let that stop you from preparing.

City of Chicago SBIF Districts in Auburn Gresham OPEN for New Applications!

The following Auburn Gresham SBIF Districts, 79th Street Coorridor and  79thare open for new applications this month for an open application period during October.

Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property

Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property unveils Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s (GAGDC) newly rehabbed property located at 7227 S. Vincennes Street in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM

A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM

Dan's Soul Food Bakery and Eatery a SBIF Highlight in the Southwest Corridor Collaborative

Dan's Bakery and Eatery in 79th/Southwest Highway SBIF, is a Souttwest Corridor Collaborative local business update at its best.

GAGDC TO HOST FIRST BENEFIT DINNER IN THE FALL

SAVE THE DATE! GAGDC WILL HOST IT'S 1ST BENEFIT DINNER, OCTOBER 25, 2018, SPONSORHIPS AND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

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....

Urban Farming Program Marks 10,000 Customers Served

An urban farming program that started barely two years ago with 7 acres of land near a former steel mill and a converted mobile library celebrated a milestone Wednesday, having served 10,000 customers with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Auburn Gresham Elementary Principals Band Together To Raise Literacy Levels

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and United Way of Metro Chicago are working to transform the lives of neighborhood students, families through new Auburn Gresham GOLD initiative.

School Is out for CPS students, Some Network 11 Teachers Are Ready to Learn

School Is Out For CPS Students, Yet Not for Some Network 11 Teachers Who Are Prepping to Learning New Literacy Techniques.

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