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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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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…
Urban Farming Program Marks 10,000 Customers Served
An urban farming program that started barely two years ago with 7 acres of land near a former steel mill and a converted mobile library celebrated a milestone Wednesday, having served 10,000…
Auburn Gresham Elementary Principals Band Together To Raise Literacy Levels
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and United Way of Metro Chicago are working to transform the lives of neighborhood students, families through new Auburn Gresham GOLD initiative.
School Is out for CPS students, Some Network 11 Teachers Are Ready to Learn
School Is Out For CPS Students, Yet Not for Some Network 11 Teachers Who Are Prepping to Learning New Literacy Techniques.
AUBURN GRESHAM GOLD SCHOOLS: A COMMUNITY DRIVEN EDUCATION INITIATIVE
The initiative, dubbed Auburn Gresham GOLD is an improvement plan which targets Kindergarten through 3rd grade academics while also providing social support for the parents and families of students
Auburn Gresham "Sounds The Alarm" With the American Red Cross Data, Reflects a Huge Success and Counting...
...everyone involved was invested in a project and felt from the botton of their hearts they made an impact on the community.
Big Green Learning Space Comes to AG Gold School
Big Green Learning Space Comes to AG Gold School
Spring "Health Fair on the Block" was really Hot!
Spring "Health Fair on the Block" was really Hot!
A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development
A Conversation about Neighborhood Economic Development
Auburn Gresham Photo Album By LISC Chicago
LISC Chicago Photo Highlights of Auburn Gresham through the years. Take a look!
Auburn Gresham "Sounds The Alarm" With the American Red Cross
What an absolutely great time we had installing 428 FREE 10-year smoke alarms in 141 homes Saturday, May 19, 2018.
The Makings of a Strong Partnership: Chicago Cares and LISC Chicago
Chicago Cares , the city’s number one provider of impact volunteerism and corporate volunteer activation, and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Chicago the local office of the…
Prepare for a Bright Future in the Solar Field!
Come learn how qualified organizations and community partners want to help prepare you for a career in solar.
New gym for Leo High School, community health center highlight proposed developments in Auburn Gresham
Community health highlight proposed developments in Auburn Gresham, building on a vision of quality of life excellence, the residents are ready for!
Seniors served just right at the 2018 Breakfast and Blues Event
We served a great meal and some down home blues at the 2018 Breakfast and Blues for Seniors.
Carter G. Woodson Library, A South Side Institution Is Refurbished
Carter G. Woodson Library reopoens after major rennovations. The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library at 95th and Halsted was named for the father of Black History Month.
GAGDC Honors Local Senior Citizens with Breakfast
The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) hosted a Breakfast and Blues event for seniors on Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Namoi & Sylvester Smith Senior Living, 8031…
Auburn Gresham Tax Site Closed, 2/10, Due to Weather!
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AUBURN GRESHAM TAX SITE WILL CLOSED TOMORROW ( SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH ) DUE TO THE CONTINUING HEAVY SNOWFALL!
New Divvy pricing offers more options for two-wheeled fun
The City of Chicago announced tweaks to the pricing structure for the Divvy bike share system. Health and Wellness Taskforce, let's join the ride and get more Divvy in our communities!
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 24th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 24th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards
Help Serve Our Seniors at Breakfast and Blues for Seniors February 2018!
We're serving our Seniors! Come enjoy great live blues band, food and help us in the campaign to give a heart to our seniors, during the February 2018 Breakfast and Blues for Seniors!
Celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As you reflect today, during a day of service, celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. remember there is hope in continuing his works, I have a dream...

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