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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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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.
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!
Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub
There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.
UChicago's Community Health Survey 2021
Auburn Gresham parents, caregivers and staff, University of Chicago Medicine wants to hear from you!
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…
2nd Annual Let's Get Moving Walk-a-Thon, Saturday, Sept. 25th, 12pm!
PlayStreets Final Event for the Summer! A Community Family Walk-a-Thon, at Major Taylor Trail, 8300 S. Western, September 25th!
COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77 Campaign
COV19 Response and Health Equity Team Promotes Protect Chicago 77
UPDATE: Neighborhood Opportunity Fund is open! Apply by Friday, Sept. 24
than $4 million in funding available for small businesses, non-profits and cultural institutions across Chicago’s West, Southwest and South sides. The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept.…
Auburn Gresham Annual Business Forum Recap
GAGDC business team brings back the annual business forum, in a virtual format. It was well received by local, city and state business leaders!
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!
Auburn Gresham Evaluation Committee - Video Recap
Evergreen/Imagine development team DPD hosted an Evaluation Committee last week on July 22, 2021. Click the link in story to see the meeting video recap.
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.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Hub Awarded Support from Chicago Bears!
Chicago Bears award the Healthy Hub $611,000!
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!
Man known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick
chicagobears.com Carlos Nelson, GAGDC's CEO known for addressing health disparities in Auburn-Gresham announcing Bears’ first-round pick
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.…

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