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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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Auburn Gresham FALL "Health Fair On The Block"
Join the Auburn Gresham Health and Wellness Taskforce for its bi-annual Health Fair On The Block, Thursday, September 28th, 10:00am until 2:00pm, between 79th May and 79th Loomis. Lots of information…
Chicago's First Tiny Homes Could House Veterans In Auburn Gresham
The first permanent tiny homes in Chicago could be built in Auburn Gresham as part of an effort by Catholic Charities to get homeless veterans off the street.
Job Opening! Auburn Gresham GOLD School - Health Coordinator
GADC looking to immediately hire a full time skilled professional who will be responsible for monitoring consents for students to receive health services and school compliance rates. Read more for…
Ride a Trolley, Sip a Cocktail, Change a Neighborhood
In a double decker bus on a gorgeous day, the only place to ride is in the top.
Healthy Lifestyle Building Hub Coming To South Side
The Build on 79th Street Jazz & Champagne Reception was an opportunity to purchase a commemorative engraved plated brick that will be permanently affixed to the atrium of the Auburn Gresham…
MAPSCorps 2017 Cohort Preparing to Capture #DATA4GOOD
MAPCorps 2017, youth data scientists begin their first day of work for the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation! Here's looking to a great summer of capturing data for health of the…
Startups Get Help at Legal Clinic Brunch
The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) along with The Law Project and other developers hosted a Legal Community Clinic Brunch last week at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist…
12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival SAVE THE DATE!
SAVE THE DATE for the 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, coming to you this year for two days, September 9th and September 10th!
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…
TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out
Calling all TEEN groups and organizations supporting TEENS Come and have your VOICES HEARD and discuss issues that are important to YOU. The TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out! May…
Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!
Auburn Gresham Elementary Schools Have a Lot of Character!
Avoiding the Summer Slide
Reading over summer is one of the best ways for a child to maintain the reading skills they gained during the previous school yea. Cick here to read how....
The Revolution of Young Artists As Leaders Continues To Be ROYAL
“Simeon’s poetry team, called Writers Never Die and 2014/15 Louder Than a Bomb Champions collaborated with John W. Cook Elementary School and created The Revolution of Young Artist as…
"Build on 79th Street" A Jazz and Champagne-Infused Fundraising Reception A Huge Success!
Please join the board of directors and staff of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation in thanking our sponsors and donors for attending the fundraising jazz and champagne-infused…
April 1st Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Brings Joy To Community, No Fooling!
It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood” on Saturday, April 1 st , 2017 in Auburn-Gresham at the Breakfast & Blues for Seniors event held at the Naomi and Sylvester Smith Senior Living…
Cook 8th-Grader Aces CPS Selective-Enrollment Test, Earns Maximum Score
Thirteen-year-old Daysha Straight was the only student at Cook Elementary to get the maximum score on the Chicago Public Schools selective-enrollment test this year which determines where…
Chance The Rapper Gives $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools
CHATHAM — Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper announced Monday he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools for arts education — a move that drew praise from former first…
GADC Looking To Hire Additional School Based Health Coordinator!
GADC seeks to hire another (full time) skilled professional who will be responsible for monitoring consents for students to receive health services and school compliance rates. See full details of…
Auburn Gresham GOLD Workforce Program Improving Health and Wellness of the Community!
W.K. Kellogg Foundation Thanks to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation two-generation grant, the Auburn Gresham GOLD, community driven education program is making great strides, in our workforce program.
UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention
HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be…
Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition
This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.
Thank You President Obama! YES WE CAN Continue To Make A Difference
As you pass on the torch, this January 20, 2017, while the nation watches, we THANK YOU President Barack Obama. YES WE CAN continue to make a difference.
Four Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's Legacy
Four Partner Organizations, Chicago Cares, Uptake, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Cook Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Host Serve-A-Thon to Honor Dr. King's legacy,…
Chicago Bears Care A Lot for Auburn Gresham Families In Need
The Chicago Bears, Leo High School and the Chicago Police Department's Gresham (6th) District, hosted a holiday party for families from Auburn Gresham on Monday, December 19th. This proves they…
Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service
On a day dedicated to those who have served this country, through bouts of rain and blustering winds, more than 50 volunteers combed through a vacant lot in Auburn Gresham and collected trash on 79…

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