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12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE for the 12th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival, coming to you this year for two days, September 9th and September 10th!

Project Money | Change Your Money Change Your Life

Project Money program is kicking off to help you get smart about your money! With a theme "Change Your Money Change Your Life," by working with a financial coach, receiving high quality financial education, and working as a community to improve wealth, you'll see how changing the relationship with your money can change your life! Click on the story to find out how.

Apply Now for Auburn Gresham Health Fair on the Block, Coming May 25, 2017

Calling all Health Providers, Organizations and Stakeholders interested in the health of the community! Applications are open for the health fair which will be held, May 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, on the street between Racine and May, sponsored by our CVS Caremark. For questions call GADC office at 773-483-3696.

Illinois State University's Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Delivers Results For Auburn Gresham

Kenya Sherrill, another Illinois State University (ISU) graduate, just accepted a full position at Simeon Career Academy (High School), where she completed her student teaching work last fall.

Streets Cleaned, Vets Honored in Day of Service

On a day dedicated to those who have served this country, through bouts of rain and blustering winds, more than 50 volunteers combed through a vacant lot in Auburn Gresham and collected trash on 79th street as a service of their own.

CITY LEADERS ANNOUNCE PLAN TO REVITALIZE CHATHAM, AUBURN GRESHAM, AVALON PARK AND GREATER GRAND CROSSING NEIGHBORHOODS

In a big push to revitalize what was once one of Chicago's most affluent South Side neighborhoods, city leaders introduced a new economic development program for Chatham, Auburn Gresham, 

Auburn Gresham, Chicago's Fifth $1 Large Lot Purchase Program Ends Up Number One!

If you own land in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, for the past few months you had a chance to buy up two vacant lots, from the City of Chicago for only $1 and proof of ownership on the block. Huge kudos to a community that showed up and almost bought out!

Financial Festival 2016

Renaissance Park takes on Financial Festival, on a Friday night in Auburn Gresham!

Community Votes! and Dream Projects Are Spot On

The communities of the greater Auburn Gresham area made sure their voices were heard, over the past six months. On March 10th, almost 200 in attendance casted early votes and thier selected community dream projects are spot on!

Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule

Please read the full sotry to see the Renaissance Festival 2016 Volunteer Training Schedule. We look forward to another successful community event!

Auburn Gresham File Taxes For Free Until April 18th!

2016 Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site, starts Saturday, January 23, 2016. There is a new and improved locaiton, thanks to the upgraded, St. Sabina Community and Technology Center. The new location is 7811 S. Racine. Just 1/2 block away from the old site. The requirements are the same.It is still first come, first served. Doors open about 1 hour before start time. New large capacity waiting room. Pass the word!

City Promotes Pop-up Passive Park and Local Jobs in Auburn Gresham To Sale Commerica

For those not familiar with the project, it basically is the city of Chicago's plans to develop a "temporary", commemorative walking park at 7901 South Halsted where the old Walgreens once sat.  It would exist only until the site is developed.

Auburn Gresham Tax opens with big returns for 2016!

Auburn Gresham Tax opens with big returns for 2016!

Executive Takes the Challenge at RenFest 2014

RenFest 2014, Carlos Nelson, Executive Director and MC of the 2014, 79th Street Renaissance Festival, meets his commitment and takes the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Follow Us On Twitter #79thStreetRenFest

Tweet your fesitval pictures and comments during the festival using #79thStreetRenFest and on our official TWITTER @gadc_chicago or @gagdc (unoffocial with recognized followers).

Are You An Auburn Gresham Parent? We Need Your Input!

Are you a parent in Auburn Gresham? Auburn Gresham has the 5th highest rate of babies dying before their 1st birthday in the city. A group called "Courage to Love" is trying to figure out why. We're talking with parents about what they think, their thoughts on the community, their stressors, and how we could solve this problem. Contact us right away to particpate in our survey. We need your input! Contact Dominica McBride 312-394-9274 or dmcbride@be-come.org to participate in a short survey, get information or to become involved.

CPS Extends Safe Passage Program to 140 New Schools

Launched in 2009, Safe Passage hires community residents to safeguard routes for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students traveling to and from school.

Auburn Gesham Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening!

Grand Opening of Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Auburn Gresham Community, Wednesday, March 4th! The long aisles filled to capacity with everything shoppers need, from general groceries, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, to household products. No more running from store to store, this is a new Auburn Gresham's one-stop shop! 

Auburn Gresham FREE TAX SITE!

The Auburn Gresham FREE Tax Site provideS FREE tax help to Families with incomes less than $50,000 and Individuals with incomes less than $25,000. It starts, Wednesday, January 21st!  Come early! Line forms at the GADC intake area, 7903 S. Racine. The DOORS OPEN at 5:30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00am. This FREE service is based on a first come, first served basis. Be sure to come earlier to hold your spot in line. DOORS close when we reach capacity and might close earlier than times posted.

Happy Thanksgiving * Salute to Small Businesses

We’re not open Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday. We’re your neighborhood non-profit that prides itself on being thankful we can provide excellent community economic development, housing, education, technology, environmental and senior services. We are thankful to have a great staff ready to assist our residents and businesses, in the Greater Auburn Gresham communities. We need your help.

New Metra Station Slated for Auburn Gresham

New Metra Station Slated for Auburn Gresham...

Community Building New Beginnings for Veterans

On this rainy Veterans Day, November 11, 2014, as we honor veterans locally and across the nation, we also look forward to the completion of New Pisgah Church's construction project in Auburn Gresham. Tthe "Veterans New Beginnings Residence," is a nearly completed affordable housing building for veterans, located at 8140 S. Racine.

Congratulations To Our Neighborhood Heroes!

Greetings! Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) held its Annual Meeting and Neighborhood Leadership Awards program, "NHS @ 40: Deep Roots, Still Growing" on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Bridgeport ArtCenter.

The event was attended by over 300 partners, volunteers, community leaders and neighborhood residents.  The evening's program showcased nine Neighborhood Heroes and celebrated NHS' accomplishments.

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Perform at Simeon High

The 19th annual "Opera in the Neighborhoods" tour will be at Simeon, 8141 S. Vincennes Ave., on Oct. 28 for two performances of "The Brothers Grimm. Third through sixth grades at nearby Westcott Elementary, 409 W. 80th St., will walk down the street to attend the performance. Auburn Gresham GOLD school students going for the "GOLD", with the Arts, the past four years!

W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION GRANTS $1.9 MILLION TO EXPAND AUBURN GRESHAM GOLD

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation awarded the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) a $1 milion grant to strengthen it's K-3rd grade literacy and family economic development two-generation strategy, Auburn Gresham GOLD (AG GOLD), in several Chicago Auburn Gresham elementary schools. To track the progress and impact of this innovative community, campus, and business partnership, follow us on Twitter using hastags #AGGOLD, #AuburnGreshamGOLD.

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