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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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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!
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!
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!
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.…
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

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