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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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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.
CDFI Fund Announces More Than $3.5 Billion in New Markets Tax Credits
Washington-- The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) announced $3,548,485,000 in New Markets Tax Credits today that will spur…
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.
Glimpses from the front lines: Food and compassion during COVID-19
The new pop-up partners, like the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, are feeding people in communities that have suffered for years from disinvestment, structural racism, and as a…
Rapid Resource Information Line - TOPICS@2pm June Week #6 Lineup!
Join us every day for interesting topics around community engagement, health, finances, COVID-19 updates and many more! The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in…
COVID-19 Response Effort - Food Stability Pop-Up
When a already existing food desert becomes even more arid, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) Pops-up into a call to action,
Anonymous African American donors step up to tackle food insecurity during COVID-19 pandemic
ABC News Live takes us inside Chicago's Auburn Gresham community.
Topics @2pm: Call the Rapid Resource Information Line!
The latest topics for GAGDC's Rapid Resource Information Line (RRIL), call in everyday to 1-727-731-8195, from 1:55pm - 2:15pm, to hear 5-10 minutes of key topics to keep you connnected.
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 VIRTUAL Town Hall Recap
The City's Racial Equity Rapid Response Team (RERRT) https://www.chicago.gov/…/press…/2020/april/RERRTUpdate.html - is partnering with local community organizations and is hosting…
COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for Auburn Gresham Residents 4/25!
The Office of Mayor Lori E Lightfoot and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation invite you join a COVID-19 virtual town hall meeting for residents living in or near Auburn Gresham.
Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Community VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
Join the Office of the Mayor, the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corp and Neighborhood Network Partners this Saturday, 4/25th, at 10:30am for a VIRTUAL TOWN HALL on FACEBOOK or Call In…
TONIGHT, 4/22 7PM CT |Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Kelly Rowland to host BET COVID-19 Benefit Concert Saving Ourselves
WBEZ RESET: The Latest On The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund
United Way of Metro Chicago and The Chicago Community Trust created The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund to support nonprofits serving many in need.
Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach
Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach-- Mayor Lightfoot, already worried the city could lose billions of dollars in the 2020 headcount, had worked to boost participation. Now COVID-19 is…
Pritzker to order schools to close from Tuesday until March 30
Govenor Pritzker cancels schools in IL in an effort to contain coronavirus
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Green Era Live on WBEZ RESET Radio Show!
2020 City of Chicago BACP Small Business Expos
The Small Business Expos are back for 2020, starting March 7th!
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open!
Neighborhood Opportunity Fund are now open, January 20, 2020.
Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides
INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth
Chicago’s New Planning Chief Has Fresh Eyes For INVEST South/West
Chicago’s new planning commissioner, Maurice Cox, observed something very quickly when he met with community groups across the city. An empty building on West 79th Street, owned by the Greater…
There's Still Time to Help Us Sponsor Kids For Summer Camp this #GivingTuesday!
This #GivingTuesday you can help us reach our goal of $1500 to allow 60 youth to attend Auburn Gresham Gold Summer Camp.
Thank You Sponsors, Partners and Friends for Joining Us For Our 2019 Benefit Dinner
We highlighted the incredible ambition of the Greater Auburn Gresham organization's work with partners and the community awardee partners who excel daily in the community. Thank you for helping us…
Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Mayor Lori Lightfoot will join the CEO of BMO Harris Bank Monday to announce a new initiative, INVEST South/West, to revitalize communities on Chicago's South and West Sides.
Hoops in the Hood 2019 Video – Watch!
This year, there was a Hoops event every day in at least one of LISC Chicago's partner neighborhoods from the end of June through August. They served 3,000 youth, nearly 10,000 community members and…
17TH WARD SERVICE OFFICE
17TH WARD SERVICE OFFICE contact information

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