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Community Highlights

Bringing people together is a conscious strategy of the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp., whether it is a family fest in the summer or a winter Blues Breakfast for senior citizens. Read about some of the past events in our neighborhood, and watch the calendar for new ones.

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CEO sends big THANK YOU to the team for its Resiliency during the organization's COVID-19 pivot year
It has been slightly over one year when COVID-19 descended upon Auburn Gresham and GAGDC pivoted and even ramped up efforts to serve the community!
llinois - Chicago - Greater Auburn Gresham Opportunity Zones 2020
The City consulted with aldermen to confirm that the identified tracts within communities with these three qualifying factors were also the tracts that had the most investment potential.…
Black History Month Interview of Carlos Nelson, Outstanding Commitment in Community Service
The Treasurer's has conversations with black leader awardees to amplify and inspire tomorrow's leaders with words of inspiration from today's.
COVID-19 Response Team Shovels for Seniors!
COVID-19 Response Team Shovels for Seniors!
Auburn Gresham Pet Food "Pop Up" Dished Up 1st Compassion in Action Award by Anti-Cruelty Society!
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's new partnership efforts with the Anti-Cruelty Society has led us to be the recipient of their inaugural Compassion in Action Award!
CPS ready options for families to allow students to safely return to school...
After nearly a year away from their classrooms, teachers, and friends, we are happy to announce that CPS students who want to learn in person will be returning to their schools.
Chicago Warming Centers
When temperatures are at 32 degrees or below – warming areas are available at the City’s six community service centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. When temperatures are…
GAGDC steps up to support the community hit hard by COVID-19
Illinois State News—Proud to be a partner with GAGDC and want to lift up their support of their community throughout the pandemic.
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale Held Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
Catalyzing Neighborhood Investment: Webinar Registration
How to Direct Public & Private Investment to Black & Latinx Neighborhoods to Scale CATALYZING NEIGHBORHOOD INVESTMENT, Tuesday, January 26, 2021
U of I Board of Trustees approves Mile Square lease
The University of Illinois Board of Trustees approved a lease on Thursday for a new Mile Square health clinic in Auburn Gresham, in the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB.
On MLK Day, Cubs and youth baseball players give back
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day of Racial Healing and Service
Hear from Sean Garrett, President and CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago, and Dr. Gail Christopher, Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity and architect of America’s…
MLK Day of Racial Healing and Service - Session 2: Virtual Service Project & Conversation with Christa A. Hamilton
The coronavirus pandemic has stressed families in our region, making it difficult for them to meet their basic needs. Food insecurity, stress, and job loss are rising. United Way's community partners…
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.
Register Now for the Upcoming Illinois Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE) Webinars
he Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity joined the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives (CNI) in opening the $25 million Rebuild Distressed…
"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.
Yoga at the Virtual Community Center!
Join our Virtual Community Center! Learn at your leisure from the comfort of your home! Upcoming class vitural YOGA!
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…
NBDC update: Chicago Tightening Restrictions in Response to Second Wave of COVID-19
Commissioner Rosa Escareno joined Mayor Lightfoot and the Public Health Commissioner to announce the reinstatement of targeted business restrictions to combat the recent and alarming rise of COVID-19…
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!
United Way Wins Innovation Award!
COVID-19 Response Fund — launched by United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust in March — wins the “Collaboration Award” at the Chicago Innovation Awards.

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