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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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Betty Jo Swanson, GAGDC board member and beloved resident of the Auburn Gresham made her transition
It is with a heavy heart to announce that GAGDC’s Vice Chair Betty Swanson made her transition, Friday, January 20, 2023.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from GAGDC!
Mayor Lightfoot's 3-Year INVEST South/West Anniversary!
We are proud of all that we have accomplished, together, over the past 3 years, with Invest South/West. Check out the celebration video.
Warming Up Auburn Gresham Halloween Bash and Coat Drive 10/29 @1pm
Today, October 29th, Free "Halloween Bash"and coat giveaway for the community. Please bring yong people out to enjoy treats and neighbors! 7938 S Halsted (Save-A-Lot parking lot), starts at 1pm! All…
16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SEPTEMBER 10, 2022  10AM - 8PM
Join Us for the 16TH ANNUAL RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL ♦ SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 10AM - 8PM!
INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham Artist-in-Residence Closing Out the Summer with a Bang!
Colors of Community, Dorian Sylvain's capstone project as Artist-in-Residence for Auburn Gresham with the city's INVEST South/West initiative, unveiling and dedication, Saturday, August 13th.
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!
Searching for solutions to gun violence: Health Lifestyle Hub planned for Auburn Gresham
CHICAGO (CBS) – This September, the Healthy Lifestyle Hub will fully open its doors in the Auburn Gresham community.
Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization
Auburn Gresham Metra station will complement 79th Street corridor revitalization
South Shore Artist Dorian Sylvain Bringing Huge Afrocentric Mural To Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street
Using “Afrocentric designs, bold colors, patterns and symbols,” Dorian Sylvain paints a 50-by-50-foot mural inspired by the community, on a bare wall at 7901 S. Racine Ave.
Congratulations United Way on 10 Years of Impact With Neighborhoods!
New Video Captures 10 Years of Impact
Elevating Stories of #Climate Equity on Chicago Access Network (CAN TV)
Watch GAGDC team in the June episode of "Elevating Stories of Climate Equity. You Tube or CAN TV. Click on story to get details on the link!
Case studies on how Data Equity Cohort Members use Cityscape, including GAGDC's Christa Hunt
Anjulie Rao wrote four case studies from interviews with, from left to right, Ms. Cassandra Sneed, Christa Hunt (GAGDC), Carlos Robles-Shanahan, and Felicia Slaton-Young.
The South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gas
GAGDC is one the largest class b investors in a renewable gas project in Auburn Gresham will include a anaerobic food digester that will use food waste to produce renewable natural gas.
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!
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 "Excellerator 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…

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