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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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Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Open Through April 15th!
Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site is open through Tax Day, April 15th. This year Ladder Up has joined forces with Center for Economic Progress and it's been a great tax season, offering the same great…
Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead and Test Your Smoke Detectors Too This Weekend!
Don’t forget: Turn Your Clocks Ahead 1 hourThis Weekend!
Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Feb. 24, 2018 rocked the house again
The biannual Breakfast and Blues for Seniors event is always a welcome treat for local residents, volunteers and staff.
Auburn Gresham looks to help those who help us, Give to the Red Cross
The Red Crosss helped Auburn Gresham "Sound the Alarm" and installed almost 500 smoke detectors, free of charge in the homes of local residents. To us, this is why the R ed Cross Annual Fund Drive is…
GAGDC Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) training gives tips for completing the application
The deadline to submit the City of Chicago Neighborhood Opportunity Fund, for this current round is March 5th! Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation's Special Service Area team held training…
The Small Business Center on the Road Expos are back for 2019!
The FREE expos bring business resources to the community for new and existing entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business in the City of Chicago.
"I Have A Dream" Brought to You Over Time and Space Via The Internet
On January 21, 2019, the U.S. pauses to remember one of the greatest people in our modern history, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 3rd Application Round of the NOF Program Deadline is March 5th!
We are pleased to inform you that Mayor Emanuel has opened the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund program for a third round of applications today for projects seeking grants up to $250,000.
Community Meeting: Space to Grow and Westcott Elementary New School Yard, All Are Welcome!
On next Wednesday, January 16th , Space to Grow and Westcott will have their first community meeting for the new schoolyard. You all are welcome to join. The meeting will be from 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM…
John ‘Jack’ Lyle, one of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, dies at 98
What a treasure to have met and spent the afternoon talking with Mr. Jack Lyle. No holes barred, he shared stories that will stay with me forever. Will need to share some of the fantastic footage…
2019 Building: Community Assets, Health and Prosperity
Happy New Year to our clients, partners, residents and sponsors. Looking forward to a new year to continue to collectively impact building relationships and community assets.
Westcott One of 5 CPS Schools Selected for Green ‘Schoolyard Transformations’ in 2019
Five schools were selected earlier this month for participation in Space to Grow, an initiative that transforms Chicago schoolyards with the goal of providing kids in low-income neighborhoods with…
Ji explores Auburn Gresham | Part 2
Ji, from The Grid, Explores The Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side.
The Grid: Exploring the Auburn Gresham neighborhood
Welcome to “The Grid,” our in-depth look at Chicago’s neighborhoods. Today’s stop is Auburn Gresham!
Give Thanks!
From all of us at Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, remember to help those in need and Give Thanks!
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation Honored by Cook County Board For Community Service
GAGDC honored by Toni Preckwinkle and the County Board, on November 13, 2018, for their comminitment, support and outstanding services to the Greater Auburn Gresham Communties.
Self-Care On The Table for Educators
What happens when a group of women gather to talk about taking care of themselves?
Thank You To Our Benefit Dinner Sponsors
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation is appreciative of all of the sponsors for our 2018 Benefit Dinner & Award Ceremony!
Home Fire Prevention Month
Just the thought of your home on fire can be incredibly scary — but don’t let that stop you from preparing.
City of Chicago SBIF Districts in Auburn Gresham OPEN for New Applications!
The following Auburn Gresham SBIF Districts, 79th Street Coorridor and 79thare open for new applications this month for an open application period during October.
Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property
Chicago Neighborhood Rebuild Training Pilot Program Unveils First Property unveils Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation’s (GAGDC) newly rehabbed property located at 7227 S. Vincennes…
United Way of Metro Chicago names new CEO Sean Garrett, a career-long employee of the organization, comes here from United Way of Central Carolinas.
A career-long United Way employee, he comes to Chicago from Charlotte, N.C., where he was executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas. Garrett, 36, replaces Wendy DuBoe , who became CEO in…
A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM
A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM
GAGDC TO HOST FIRST BENEFIT DINNER IN THE FALL
SAVE THE DATE! GAGDC WILL HOST IT'S 1ST BENEFIT DINNER, OCTOBER 25, 2018, SPONSORHIPS AND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.
Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health!
Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative…

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