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Graduating Seniors Testify to Elev8’s Strengths

Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory through high school and beyond.Middle-school enrichment program opened eyes of students, changing their trajectory through high school and beyond.

White House Creating Opportunities To Elevate Boys and Young Men of Color

“There are a lot of kids out there who need help, who are getting a lot of negative reinforcement. And is there more that we can do to give them the sense that their country cares about them and values them and is willing to invest in them?” – President Obama, July 19, 2013. Thanks to the Atlantic Philanthropies, commitment to Elev8 programming, in Chicago's Auburn Gresham community -- there is Richlyn's Story.

Lights On After School - ELEV8 Fall Festival

                  After School programs are so very beneficial to not only students, but parents and the community. With schools providing extended day services students have an opportunity to participate in enriching programs that will allow them to be more successful in their academics as well as in their social environments. On October 18th 2012 Elev8 at Perspective Middle Academy participated in the National campaign “Keeping The Lights On After School”. 

Skilled Professional Needed for Elev8 @ Perspectives

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) seeks to hire a part-time skilled professional who will be responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of ELEV8.

Health Fair on the Block: Back By Popular Demand

Twice a year the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) hosts a health fair on 79th Street exposing Auburn Gresham residents and business owners to the many services that are available to them living in Chicago.


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