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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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On MLK Day, Cubs and youth baseball players give back
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Service of Young athletes volunteer at Greater Chicago Food Depository on MLK Day
GAGDC feels this need stays great in 2021, for those struggling to have enough food to eat. We have transformed the mission of GAGDC to be of service to the community.
"teamwork, makes the dream work"
Huge final steps -- Finance Committee, votes Yes, for AG Healthy Lifestyle Building resources.
With the Competition for the Chicago Prize Behind Them, South and West Side Community Organizations Keep Doing the Work
Solutions are not easy, but these projects are at the forefront of the conversation from organizers continuing to do the daily work of building coalitions to shore up power.
Stimulating Economic Growth in Vital Communities
Organizations in Chicago’s Vital Communities spur development to increase the power of residents as they advance socially beneficial projects.
Artists in Residence in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods - Auburn Gresham Selected Dorian Sylvain!
Mayor Lightfoot announced the artist residence program in four neighborhoods on the south and west sides. artists were selected through a community led process. This will lead to public art and…
AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU TOO AS-- Mayor Lightfoot Celebrates Accomplishments of Invest South/West on One-Year Anniversary!
AUBURN GRESHAM SAYS THANK YOU and LET'S GET STARTED! AS Mayor’s signature initiative has laid the foundation for equitable, long-term economic development in 10 South and West Side communities…
Meet Auburn Gresham - United Way of Metro Chicago Neighborhood Network
United Way Metro Chicago Highlights Auburn Gresham's Neigborhood Network work. That's what's up!
Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive
We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details.
Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive
We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details.
GAGDC Hiring for AmeriCorps Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Data Analyst Position APPLY BY TODAY!
GAGDC is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to support our data analysis work for the Auburn Gresham Neigbhorhood Network! Apply by September 4th. Good with technology? Like to work with real data,…
IMPACT ALPHA: The Week's Agent of Impact
Maurice Jones, Local Initiatives Support Corp. Jones has had a busy summer. Community development financial institutions are an overnight sensation three decades in the making, and Jones’ Local…
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #2!
Welcome to Playstreets activation #2 in three parts! Check out each of the videos, YOGA and DIY Affirmations, NAMASTE!
AGREEN THUMB’S - UP
State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!
Chicago Group Given $10 Million For Community Redevelopment In Auburn Gresham
The “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham” group received the grant from the Pritzker Traubert Foundation to advance a plan to turn the four-story building into a “Healthy Lifestyle…
The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side
The State of Illinois and Green Era Announce $32M Investment in New Renewable Energy & Urban Farming Campus on Chicago’s South Side.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community
In a neighborhood that for generations has been disinvested now comes a financial windfall. "Now we're here proclaiming, yes! There's hope being instilled, there's resources coming," said Carlos…
Auburn Gresham Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable Foundation
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s Chicago Prize will help bring a community inclusive of an urban farming campus , a long vacant building anchored by a health center, urban farm to life.
Auburn Gresham wins $10M to revitalize neighborhood
Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
Auburn Gresham Wins the Inaugural Chicago Prize!
Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press Release
Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives…
How A COVID-19 ‘Rapid Response Team’ In Chicago Is Working To Fix Decades Of Neglect In Black, Latinx Communities
The distribution is among several events part of the efforts by Chicago’s Racial Equity Rapid Response Team . Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the creation of the team in early April, which…
Your Neighborhood: Auburn Gresham | Community Reporting Series
Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood is a majority Black, working-class community that at the beginning of the pandemic was considered a hot spot for cases of COVID-19; the neighborhood saw…
Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects
Mayor's Office Announced CARE ACT Funding For Two Projects in the running for the Chicago Prize.

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