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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

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

$12 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

The Illinois State Board of Education has released the fiscal year 2019 request for proposals (RFP) for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants.

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

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.

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.

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.

You want to be a teacher? AND you want to teach in Chicago? Why?

Auburn Gresham is great indeed. Here's why!

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!

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.

Your Voice Matters February Task Force Schedule

Your Voice Matters February task force schedule. Feel free to download and copy for your neighbors and friends!

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."

Stanley Championship Cup Visits Leo High School

Stanley Championship Cup Visits Leo High School

Earth Day "Redesigned" Morganway Garden!

On the breezy morning of April 22, 2015, Earth Day "Redesigned" took place! The Morganway Garden in Auburn Gresham recently has not always been the pleasant "green place" it once was.  However, with the presence of community partners and residents a garden is being transformed back into a "safe community place." 

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.

"I am for Peace" Student-Led March to Spread Peace

On Thursday, June 5, at 9:30 a.m. "I Am for Peace" founder Razia Hutchins, a junior at Perspectives Charter Schools, and students from all three Perspective campuses will march for peace on the South Side.

As the number of killings increase on a daily basis, Perspectives Charter School students are taking a stand against violence and spreading a message of peace by staging a march that will include supporters from the community and businesses who want to disrupt the violence and save lives.

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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.

Martin Luther King Jr. On Education

"Intelligence plus Character. That is the goal of true education." Support Auburn Gresham Gold a Community-Driven Education Initiative. Why? We can't wait, claim with us 2014 as the year of Education.

Youth Experience Summer Global Learning Experience

Ni Hoa, Chinatown! 

Westcott Elementary's Summer Mini Camp going global, without leaving the southside of Chicago.

Oglesby's First Father-Daughter Dance A Big Success

Oglesby Elementary School held it's first Father-Daughter Dance, on February 13, 2013.

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