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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.

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

Chance The Rapper Gives $1 Million To Chicago Public Schools

CHATHAM — Grammy Award winner Chance The Rapper announced Monday he will donate $1 million to the Chicago Public Schools for arts education — a move that drew praise from former first lady Michelle Obama — but he said talks over the weekend with Gov. Bruce Rauner failed to find a way to end the financial crisis engulfing Chicago's schools.

Auburn Gresham gold standard for parent engagement

“We believe that the best way to improve student prospects is to develop a set of holistic interventions that will provide a broad range of support to students and families, not simply within schools but across the community, using public-private partnerships, community members and institutions as the drivers of change..."

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

Four Partner Organizations, Two-Generations Host Serve-A-Thon To Honor Dr. King's Legacy

Four Partner Organizations, Chicago Cares, Uptake, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Cook Elementary School (Chicago Public Schools) Host Serve-A-Thon to Honor Dr. King's legacy, have lunch and chats on civil rights with local students, resident seniors and local veterans who live in Auburn Gresham.

Tick Tock: Deadline To Apply To A Selective-Enrollment School Is Friday

The clock is ticking for parents of students looking to snag a coveted spot in one of Chicago's selective-enrollment or magnet schools. The deadline to apply, is Friday December 9th!

Auburn Gresham Exhibits BOLD Leadership Around It's GOLD Education Strategy

United Way Chicago reviews Auburn Gresham Neighborhood Network BOLD Goals, on November 10, 2016. Read more to find out about the collaborative work our local schools are working collectively in a community driven education initiative, to bring needed support and impovedments for our neighborhood schools.

Clara Barton Receives Recognition Banner From Network 11 For Great Work Around Attendance

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Clara Barton Elementary School Principal Smith, received a very welcomed gift today from the Chicago Public Schools Network 11 office, for its great work around school attendance.

IL State Treasurer School Supply Drive, Support the 79th Street Renaissance Festival

August 31st is last day to donate school supplies to benefit the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation's 11th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival at the Illinios State Treasurers Chicago office. Drop off boxes are located in the Thompson Center, Suite 2-201 and 15-600.

AG GOLD 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp Video

AG GOLD 2016 Summer Enrichment Camp Video

In Spite of Weather, Parents Turn Out For Oglesby Elementary School Principal Candidate Forum

Good turn out for the Oglesby Principal Candidate Forum coordinated by CPS Network 11 chief and her team.

DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Creates A BIG Vision!

The DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Meeting, simply stated, "small numbers, big vision."

Partner Peek: Winter Break Day Camps for Kids

Chicago partners have plenty going on for your lil' ones over break! Take a look at all the fun Winter Break
Day Camps for Kids!

Calling All Joplin Parents, For A Family Affair Fun Fest!

JOPLIN FAMILIES, COME JOIN US, for an evening of FAMILY FUN! Board games, dancing, enrichment workshops just for parents to network, FOOD, RAFFLES, and even a students vs. parent competition!  This is a time of continued healing, by just having some plain old FUN! Let us know you are coming, just call Scott Joplin Elementary School at 773-535-3435.

Perspectives Mentor Program Another Intergenerational Education Success

For several years, the Greater Auburn-Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, participates in the Pespectives Charter School (PCS) five-week internship program. This fall 2015, we were sent to young adult gems, to expose them to real world experiences, in the workforce. Bravo young ladies!

Poetry Group Brings Together Simeon H.S. and Cook Elementary Students

Thanks to a partnership between her Cook Elementary, and Simeon Career Academy, the youth are able to better express themselves and work on public speaking.

Something to Read Into, Auburn Gresham Unveils It's First Little Free Library!

The first of many Little Free Libraries, was unveiled at Westcott Elementary School, in the Chicago southside inner city community of Auburn Gresham. The project was brought to Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Coporation (GADC), during 2015 national literacy month (September), by the United Way Neighborhood Network, (of which GADC is one of their latest cohorts), on behalf of Northern Trust community affairs.

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.

"Giving" is in Auburn Gresham's DNA

A community filled with givers, the Auburn Gresham community really demonstrated this entire week the importance of supporting its community members.

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