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Greater Auburn Gresham community elementary and high schools. Go for the Gold! Represent and tell us what's happening at your school. We want to hear about all the great things happening at your school.

Auburn Gresham GOLD Schools Receive Recognition Banners From Network 11 For Great Work Around Attendance!

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016, Clara Barton Elementary School Principal August Smith, received a very welcomed gift, from the Chicago Public Schools Network 11 office, for all the hard being done to improve schools attendance.

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Join Father Michael Pfleger and the Faith Community of Saint Sabina for their Annual Summer Peace March. With Near 70 People Shot Over the Memorial Day Weekend in Chicago, This Peace March May be the Most Important Event of the Year!!! Black Star Will Be in Attendance. 

Friday, June 17, 2016
7:00 pm
78th Place and Throop
Chicago, Illinois

Calling All Auburn Gresham GOLD Schools

Summer Enrichment Registration is Now Open!!!

To secure a spot or two, parents must register students. Very low cost for 4-weeks of summer joy!
(Parents, only $30 donation, for the first child, to go towards camp participation)

Feel free to click on this link to download flyer and post at your schools

Click this link to download the registration form


Auburn Gresham GOLD Schools, plan a WALK TO THE HEALTH FAIR ON THE BLOCK! Use this as an motivational event to get our students and families exercising. This outing is a great group activity for classes. Walk to engage Parent Mentors and Local School Councils. See you there!

Feel free to click on this link to download flyer and post at your schools

Greater Auburn Gresham community elementary and high schools. Go for the Gold! Represent and tell us what's happening at your school. We want to hear about all the great things happening at your school.


ROYAL (Revolution of Young Artists as Leaders) Project

The Story

Hi! We are 42 special education majors at Illinois State University who are currently enrolled in Dr. April Mustian’s SED 388 (Sections 1 and 2) course on Classwide and Individualized Behavior Supports. Our class is part of a new course sequence at ISU called INFUSE (Innovative Network of Future Urban Special Educators). As part of INFUSE, we take immersion trips to Chicago and other urban areas in Illinois so that we can learn more about being successful urban special educators. This semester, we are continuing a project to support two schools located in Auburn Gresham. In partnership with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), both John G. Cook Elementary and Simeon Career Academy are GOLD schools in GAGDC’s community-driven education plan. We have been working with GAGDC, the Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline (CTEP) at ISU, and our professor, Dr. M., to continue a mentorship through afterschool programming, called ROYAL (Revolution of Young Artists as Leaders), between Simeon and Cook students.

The students at Simeon are bringing their SLAM poetry skills to Cook in order to help younger kids develop their leadership skills through spoken word just as the Simeon students have successfully done. Slam poetry has become a way for students to find their voices, talk about their dreams, struggles, and personal experiences, and to be heard amongst their peers and the community. We plan to also utilize money raised to support funding of the award-winning "Writers Never Die" Slam team at Simeon because we have seen much success among the students! We want to help ensure they have the proper funding to take part in competitions and perhaps provide more workshops to younger students like those at Cook through this new ROYAL mentorship! We also want to continue supporting Cook Elementary, as funding for after-school programming is limited. 

Please help us support our future leaders in Auburn Gresham! They deserve it!
Click on the link or picture below to help our youth!

Auburn Gresham Gold (AG GOLD) Summer Camp

Another Summer Success Story!

Help Fund iPADs For Barton Elementary School Classroom

Contribute Now, February 28 Through April 9, 2015

Calling All Schools, Save the Date for "HEALTH FAIR ON THE BLOCK"

February 12, 2015

Auburn Gresham GOLD Movie Night

Join Us Westcott Elementary Families Only For an Evening:

Come enjoy a Family Movie and Free popcorn for all!

In our Westcott Elementary School Gymasium, 409 West 80th Street

January 15, 2015


Auburn Gresham GOLD First Family Game Night

October 30, 2014

Auburn Gresham GOLD (AG GOLD) held their first Family Game Night at Oliver Westcott Elementary School, 409 W. 80th Street, Thursday evening October 30, 2014. Students came out with their parents for a night of games, food and community fun. As Westcott Principal, Monique Dockery was in attendance along with her staff and administration, Westcott’s first game night was a huge success.

This game night not only gave Westcott an opportunity to come together as a community but also allowed Auburn Gresham GOLD to introduce their new parent resources room inside the school. Stay tuned for look at the slideshow from this exciting inaugural two generation event!

Auburn Gresham GOLD was proud to announce the job training program they plan to offer to parents this year. CVS and Auburn Gresham GOLD are teaming up to provide parents with free job training to become certified Pharmacy Technicians and encourage parents in their journeys in obtaining new and solid career paths.

“The CVS Health vision is to be a cutting-edge leader in diverse employment, training and education programs.”

As this training program is new to Westcott School, Auburn Gresham GOLD also got a chance to get to know parents, students and staff of Westcott and casually talk to them about the program. The Wii was provided along with board games like, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly, Apples to Apples, Bingo, Uno and more for the families. Food and beverages were provided and Affy Tapple treats to start the Halloween weekend.

Parents were also encouraged to speak briefly on their future goals to influence the young people in the room that no matter how many obstacles one may cross, we should never have to give up on our goals in life. The first family game night was a huge success and parents seemed more than enthused about the program.

By: Jazmyne Walker, Parent Engagement Coodinator

TRUSTAR REPRINT, Perspectives Charter School Magazine


Published by TRUESTAR student, Alexis Estes, PCS, Calumet Campus

FALL 2014

Calling all Auburn Gresham Schools! Plan your first outing, for the "Auburn Gresham Health Fair on the Block." This bi-annual event is a gem for the community and our schools. Come participate in exercise for youth, cooking demonstrations and participate in health related activities that impact and help improve our commmunities. September 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm, on the street between Racine and May, sponsored by our CVS Caremark.

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