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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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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.
Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive
We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details.
Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive
We are collecting coats for young people! All sizes are needed (new coats only please). Drop off at GAGDC office. See flyer for more details.
Fall Health Fair on the Block 20201
GAGDC is back with another Health Fair on the Block! Join us outside of 7901 S. Racine Street on October 9th for a (safe!), fun time. We will be hosting from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be COVID…
GAGDC Hiring for AmeriCorps Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Data Analyst Position APPLY BY TODAY!
GAGDC is looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to support our data analysis work for the Auburn Gresham Neigbhorhood Network! Apply by September 4th. Good with technology? Like to work with real data,…
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #2!
Welcome to Playstreets activation #2 in three parts! Check out each of the videos, YOGA and DIY Affirmations, NAMASTE!
AGREEN THUMB’S - UP
State gives boost to urban farm project that is expected to bring jobs, food, renewable energy to South Side
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!
Auburn Gresham VIRTUAL PlayStreets 2020 #1! HEALTHY MOVES TO CELEBRATE AGGOLD SUMMER CAMPS!
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.
Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle HUB Proclaims Hope for a Deserving Community
In a neighborhood that for generations has been disinvested now comes a financial windfall. "Now we're here proclaiming, yes! There's hope being instilled, there's resources coming," said Carlos…
Auburn Gresham Project Wins $10 Million Prize From Charitable Foundation
The Pritzker Traubert Foundation’s Chicago Prize will help bring a community inclusive of an urban farming campus , a long vacant building anchored by a health center, urban farm to life.
Auburn Gresham wins $10M to revitalize neighborhood
Auburn Gresham won $10 million to help revitalize parts of the neighborhood
Pritzker Traubert Foundation announces recipient of the Chicago Prize - Official Press Release
Always Growing, Auburn Gresham has been awarded the first ever Chicago Prize, a $10 million grant competition of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation that sought to invest in collaborative initiatives…
How A COVID-19 ‘Rapid Response Team’ In Chicago Is Working To Fix Decades Of Neglect In Black, Latinx Communities
The distribution is among several events part of the efforts by Chicago’s Racial Equity Rapid Response Team . Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced the creation of the team in early April, which…
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…
Your Neighborhood: Auburn Gresham | Community Reporting Series
Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood is a majority Black, working-class community that at the beginning of the pandemic was considered a hot spot for cases of COVID-19; the neighborhood saw…
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…

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