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Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards Highlight Progress, Positivity

At Lisc Chicago's 23rd annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA), the Private Bank Norman Bobins Leadership Award, highlighted progress and positiity, by honoring its youngest winner to date and she is a southside African American, product of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools.

23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards, February 28, 2017

SAVE THE DATE The 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards will be held on February 28, 2017. Online and advance registration for the event will begin in January 2017. Walk-in tickets can be purchased that day. Awards ceremony 4:30pm.

The Racial Wealth Divide and Mexican Americans

When we think of Chicago, we think the Windy City, maybe the Chicago Cubs finally winning the World Series or maybe even think of Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, but we don’t really associate Chicago with Mexican culture.

University of Chicago Medicine breaks ground on new emergency department

The University of Chicago Medicine broke ground Sept. 15, 2016, on a new and expanded emergency department that will also offer adult trauma care.

Happy Earth Day!

To all our partners and residents promoting #healthy and sustainable communities across #Chicago and the world, Happy Earth Day!

Interactions with the African American Advisory Council Spark New Initiatives at UIC

Cheryl Johnson and Carlos Nelson have been working closely with the Executive and Administrative teams at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) over the past few years to address the disparity in African American administration, staff, and most importantly student body.

GADC's Del-Marie Nelson Traveled to DC With Chicago Youth to Perform Her Poetry!

Congratulations to Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), Public Allies Chicago (PAC) member, Del Marie Nelson who travelled to Washington D.C., with a group of Chicago youth to perform her poetry at the White House! You rock Del-Marie! The GAGDC is really proud of you!

Youth Program- One Summer Chicago Application Open

One Summer Chicago (OSC) is an initiative that provides youth with employment and enrichment opportunities during the summer months. OSC offers summer employment to youth between the ages of 14 and 24, as well as a range of enrichment activities for children and youth of all ages, including camps, sports, arts, and recreation programs. Most programs are between 20 and 25 hours per week

79th Street Renaissance Festival *Donate Online Campaign*

While some summer festivals around the city are for-profit, many are the largest fundraisers of the year for nonprofit organization's like the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation! Still accepting all sponsorship levels, call 773.483.3696 or join our online campaign. $5 donation recommended. See you on Sept. 6th at the 9th Annual RenFest, 7901 S. Racine to Loomis.

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