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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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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…
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!

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