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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.

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!

Ji explores Auburn Gresham | Part 2

Ji, from The Grid, Explores The Auburn Gresham neighborhood on Chicago’s southwest side. 

Give Thanks!

From all of us at Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, remember to help those in need and Give Thanks!

A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM

A COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER: THE ANNUAL 79TH STREET RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL IN AUBURN GRESHAM

GAGDC TO HOST FIRST BENEFIT DINNER IN THE FALL

SAVE THE DATE! GAGDC WILL HOST IT'S 1ST BENEFIT DINNER, OCTOBER 25, 2018, SPONSORHIPS AND TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.

GAGDC Honors Local Senior Citizens with Breakfast

The Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC) hosted a Breakfast and Blues event for seniors on Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Namoi & Sylvester Smith Senior Living, 8031 S. Halsted.

The Joy of Giving the New Home Welcome Gift to One Lucky Winner

8633 S Parnell Ave is a beautiful, completely refurbished 1,900 sq. ft. home located in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. It's all the home of new neighbors, the Lee'sm thanks to the Cook County Land Bank!

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!

Perspectives on PEACE

Join Perspectives Charter School tomorrow, June 2nd, 9:00am, as we march for peace in the 4th Annual Perspectives Peace March!

TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out

Calling all TEEN groups and organizations supporting TEENS Come and have your VOICES HEARD and discuss issues that are important to YOU. The TOWH HALL: Empowering Youth To Speak Up and Speak Out! May 18, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm, Gary Comer Youth Center, 7200 S. Ingleside. The health of the community involves all of us! Come let your voice be heard and lead the conversation. Light Dinner will be served. To help us plan better,  RSVP by registering at http://communitygrandroundsmay2017.eventbrite.com

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.

UChicago’s CommunityRx Intervention

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES - New research from the University of Chicago Medicine shows a program that uses electronic medical records to connect Chicagoans with health resources in their community could be a model for other efforts nationally.

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.

Chicago Bears Care A Lot for Auburn Gresham Families In Need

The Chicago Bears, Leo High School and the Chicago Police Department's Gresham (6th) District, hosted a holiday party for families from Auburn Gresham on Monday, December 19th. This proves they really do care a lot for the community.

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, 

Happy Earth Day!

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

Participants Wanted For Paid Community Survey Opportunity!

Participants Wanted For Paid Community Survey Opportunity! You will be asked about your knowledge, self-efficacy, and barriers to calling 911. We will first asses your knowledge now on a health topic, and in one-year we will do a follow-up survey to assess your knowledge again. Easy!

30 Hours On The Road to Clark Atlanta University...

One determined student refuses to be a young African American male statistic. Read his story, as he earns his 30 hours of service, needed for graduation and why it means so much to him to really work for every volunteer hour.

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!

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.

From the community: Chicago Community Development Leader Joins Nonprofit IFF’s Management

Chicago community development leader Susana Vasquez joins IFF in a new position as vice president of strategic initiatives and resource development to direct strategy and raise funds for transforming Midwestern communities. Congratulations Susana! --- The GADC Staff

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).

Community Grand Rounds: Cancer and its IMPACT on our COMMUNITY

Join the University of Chicago Medicine and Community Partners for this important coversation of CANCER and its IMPACT on our COMMUNITY. Community Grand Rounds, March 12, 6:00-8:00pm, Motherhouse, 2601 W. Marquette Road. RSVP requested, slots still available!

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