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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 Impact Grants – Additional information session and office hours
United Way Metro Chicago - Community Impact Grant, increased our capacity for July 6th's session, and have also added a session on July 7 th at 1pm.
South Shore Artist Dorian Sylvain Bringing Huge Afrocentric Mural To Auburn Gresham’s 79th Street
Using “Afrocentric designs, bold colors, patterns and symbols,” Dorian Sylvain paints a 50-by-50-foot mural inspired by the community, on a bare wall at 7901 S. Racine Ave.
Congratulations United Way on 10 Years of Impact With Neighborhoods!
New Video Captures 10 Years of Impact
Auburn Gresham Seniors Came Together to "Sing the Blues"
Breakfast and Blues...
Elevating Stories of #Climate Equity on Chicago Access Network (CAN TV)
Watch GAGDC team in the June episode of "Elevating Stories of Climate Equity. You Tube or CAN TV. Click on story to get details on the link!
The South Side is getting a facility to turn food waste into natural gas
GAGDC is one the largest class b investors in a renewable gas project in Auburn Gresham will include a anaerobic food digester that will use food waste to produce renewable natural gas.
Earth Day Celebration at Barton Elementary is the Bomb!
Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) partnered with the Stein Learning to bring Earth Day celebration to, Barton Elementary School.
GAGDC and Elevate Amp up for Seniors!
...with the first 20 seniors scheduled for application intake, GAGDC was amped up with the collaboration of Elevate.
MAPSCorps is Hiring!
MAPSCorps is Hiring for summer of 2022!
ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
REMINDER: ARPA Funding - City, County, and State Grant Opportunities
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson Is Pounding The Pavement In Auburn Gresham
Celebrating Black History Month: Carlos Nelson with CBS News at Afro Joe's February airing Feb 25th!
February is Black History Month! (Blog)
A GAGDC Afrolatino staffer shares his Brown story, with fun fact and author also of mixed heritage this Black History Month! Learn more about his story...
GAGDC's vaccine equity in Auburn Gresham and the near south region recognized by the CDC!
GAGDC's vaccine equity service in Auburn Gresham and the near south region, continues to be a big success. Check out us being recognized by the CDC!
February is Black History Month! (Blog)
Check out GAGDC's first Black History 2022 story submitted by Anthony Williams, Healthy Chicago Equity Zone (HCEZ), outreach supervisor. He basically dropped the mic on finding this black history…
Promoting Stronger Neighborhoods One Network and Partner at a Time - AGNN!
Auburn Gresham has a vision for a strong future. A collaboration of residents, businesses, partners and the city of Chicago are in it together!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Inside the Chicago Freedom Movement
“If you can move Chicago, you can move the country.” – Shermann “Dilla” Thomas, the Urban Historian
6th Ward Alderman Office Holiday Hours and More updates...
Season’s Greetings 6 th Ward Family, from Alderman Roderick Sawyer!
Thank You Sponsors and Community for Celebrating 20 years of great works in Auburn Gresham
2021 Benefit dinner photos
UIC Neighborhood Centers to provide support for African American Communities
UIC has engaged over 60 community and UIC stakeholders in a collaborative effort to increase the enrollment and retention of African Americans.
New employee pens heartwarming report on 3rd annual benefit dinner
GAGDC Annual Gala an eye-opening successful event!
Major progress at the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub
There’s been some major progress at the Auburn Gresham healthy lifestyle hub site since construction commenced in March.
UChicago's Community Health Survey 2021
Auburn Gresham parents, caregivers and staff, University of Chicago Medicine wants to hear from you!
New "Excellerator Fund" Partnership Reimagines a Model for Equitable Investments in Neighborhoods
The Excellerator Fund is a joint venture developed by Latinos Progresando and Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation to drive equitable social and economic recovery through reimagined…
2nd Annual Let's Get Moving Walk-a-Thon, Saturday, Sept. 25th, 12pm!
PlayStreets Final Event for the Summer! A Community Family Walk-a-Thon, at Major Taylor Trail, 8300 S. Western, September 25th!

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