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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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We're Hiring More Community Program Managers!
We'hiring, check out the details and reach out if there is interest!
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.
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
ComEd Extends Deadline for Nonprofits to Apply for $1.8 Million in Grants to Support Climate-Friendly Programs
Illinois’ sales tax holiday on back-to-school gear starts Friday
Shoppers in Illinois looking to stock up on school supplies, clothing and other back-to-school gear can look forward to saving a bit on sales tax starting Friday, August 5 - August 14, 2022.
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
United Way Impact Grants – Additional information session and office hours
United Way Metro Chicago - Community Impact Grant, increased our capacity for July 6th's session, and have also added a session on July 7 th at 1pm.
Congratulations United Way on 10 Years of Impact With Neighborhoods!
New Video Captures 10 Years of Impact
Auburn Gresham Seniors Came Together to "Sing the Blues"
Breakfast and Blues...
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!
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.
Earth Day Celebration at Barton Elementary is the Bomb!
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) partnered with the Stein Learning to bring Earth Day celebration to, Barton Elementary School.
GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!
...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.
MAPSCorps is Hiring!
MAPSCorps is Hiring for summer of 2022!
ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
REMINDER: ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
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!
February is Black History Month! (Blog)
A GAGDC Afrolatino staffer shares his Brown story, with fun fact and author also of mixed heritage this Black History Month! Learn more about his story...
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!
February is Black History Month! (Blog)
Check out GAGDC's first Black History 2022 story submitted by Anthony Williams, Healthy Chicago Equity Zone (HCEZ), outreach supervisor. He basically dropped the mic on finding this black history…
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!

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