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INVEST South/West

INVEST South/West is an unprecedented community improvement initiative from Mayor Lightfoot to marshal the resources of multiple City departments, community organizations and corporate partners toward 10 neighborhoods on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Mayor Lightfoot Announces New Strategy to Support Revitalization on City’s South and West Sides

INVEST South/West aligns public, private, and philanthropic funding to create a network of communities for planned growth

Mayor Lightfoot to announce city partnership with BMO Harris Bank to reinvest in South, West Sides
Fall Health Fair on the Block

Join us for the fall health fair on the block, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, 10am-2pm, 79th Racine. See you there!

New Metra station coming to Auburn Gresham neighborhood

After years of planning, Metra and government officials on Monday announced a timetable to design and start construction of a new station in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city’s South Side.

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival Another Huge Success!

14TH ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
It's finally time! 79th Street is closing for the weekend, for our 14th annual 79th Street RenFest. Come and celebrate with us. This year we are raising awareness and $$s to Rebuild79. Join us by texting Rebuild79 to 41444. Together We Can, Reimage, Rebuild and Revitalize our Neighborhood!
Join Us on the Journey to Reimagine, Rebuild and Revitalize 79th Street!

Join the campaign to help the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Building and other redevelopment projects become our neighborhood reality on 79th Street. #Rebuild79

Brewer Coffee and Custard 79th Street Corridor TIF

The story of Brewer Coffee and Custard began with a family recipe. Owner Elijah Brewer III started experimenting with his mother's custard recipe at home and had a dream of one day owning his own custard shop. 

Auburn Gresham boosted by annual festival

he Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side is known for a lot of things and one of them is the annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. Now in its 14th year, the free, outdoor festival will run Sept. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of 79th Street and Racine Avenue to Loomis Avenue.

Safe and Peaceful Neighborhood Programming at Morganway Garden in August

Auburn Gresham is taking back and revitalizing Morganway Community Garden to baack to its once beaufiful and family friendly community space, thanks to volunteers, community support and a Safe and Peaceful Communities grant.

Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Closes 2019 With Record Returns!

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 service for our clients, as we always have.

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 to give some key tips, to current and new business owners, working to complete applications.

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 Red Cross Annual Fund Drive is so critical. 

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 from that day with with wife. He was so loved by many. He led me beside still waters. Peace. --- Auburn Gresham Portal Editor

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 safe spaces to play and recreate.

You have nothing to lose and can gain a Lot for only $1

The City of Chicago $1 Large Lot program is still open until July 21, 2018!

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?

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 Street in Chicago’s Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

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