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Auburn Gresham in the News

The Auburn Gresham community has partnered with several residents, businesses and organizations who have graciously contributed their time and efforts to illustrate on our successes as Chicago's Best Kept Secret. Occasionally, we have an opportunity to share some of our practices and reflections.

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Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19
Behind on Housing Due to COVID-19 due to COVID-19? Keep reading resources are available.
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
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!
GAGDC's vaccine equity in Auburn Gresham and the near south region recognized by the CDC!
GAGDC's vaccine equity service in Auburn Gresham and the near south region, continues to be a big success. Check out us being recognized by the CDC!
Promoting Stronger Neighborhoods One Network and Partner at a Time - AGNN!
Auburn Gresham has a vision for a strong future. A collaboration of residents, businesses, partners and the city of Chicago are in it together!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Inside the Chicago Freedom Movement
“If you can move Chicago, you can move the country.” – Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, the Urban Historian
6th Ward Alderman Office Holiday Hours and More updates...
Season’s Greetings 6 th Ward Family, from Alderman Roderick Sawyer!
79th TIF(s) Open through December 30, 2021 at 5pm
Applications are still open and due on December 30, 2021, by 5pm.
Thank You Sponsors and Community for Celebrating 20 years of great works in Auburn Gresham
2021 Benefit dinner photos
UIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American Communities
UIC has engaged over 60 community and UIC stakeholders in a collaborative effort to increase the enrollment and retention of African Americans.
New "Excelerator Fund" Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in Neighborhoods
The Excellerator Fund is a joint venture developed by Latinos Progresando and Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation to drive equitable social and economic recovery through reimagined…
COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77 Campaign
COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77
After A Year Hiatus, The 79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl Is Back — Now With Auburn Gresham Tours
The decision to move forward with a safe and smaller version of the 79th Renaissance Festival was a decision of the community. The fest "done by the community and for the community" has attracted…
‘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.
79th Street Renaissance Festival Crawl 9.11.21!
#79renfest IS BACK! Meet us at 79th and Racine on September 11th to celebrate the Auburn Gresham community!
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.
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.
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.
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…
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!

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