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Leveraging resources from the City’s Corporate and other local funds, ARP LFRF, and bonding authority, the 2022 budget and Chicago Recovery Plan create a once-in-a-generation series of investments of more than $1.9 billion to invest in building a better Chicago. The Department of Planning has opened the grant application for small businesses. Watch a recap of the info session.

Chicago Recovery Plan Grant launches citywide for entrepreneurs/businessesChicago Recovery Plan Grant launches citywide for entrepreneurs/businesses

Federal Government, City of Chicago, Business News, Government Resources and Services—See recap of webinar, Chicago Recovery Plan launches citywide grant application for entrepreneurs, on 1/6/22. Click the story to find details!

WINTER SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF MICRO GRANTS OPEN FROM MON MLKDay (1/17/22) - WED (1/19/22)WINTER SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF MICRO GRANTS OPEN FROM MON MLKDay (1/17/22) - WED (1/19/22)

Business News—Small business micro grants from My Block My Hood My City, will be distributing grants for two days on MLK Day until Januray 19th only. Click on story to LEARN MORE.

Year of Healing 2022 Launch EventYear of Healing 2022 Launch Event

City of Chicago, Community Highlights—Year of Healing 2022 Launch Event

Mayor’s Interfaith Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. (Virtual)

Community Events—Below please find an updated invitation to the City's Annual Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will now stream this event on MONDAY, JANUARY 17 at 9:00 am .… Continue

Black Business Update - Events and Financial Resources Time Sensitive!Black Business Update - Events and Financial Resources Time Sensitive!

Business News, Business Resource Network (FREE), Community Highlights—Please see the following events and resources from the Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity's (DCEO) Office of Minority Economic Empowerment (OMEE)

Music Box Foundation Community Christmas Dinner & Gift GiveawayMusic Box Foundation Community Christmas Dinner & Gift Giveaway

Community Highlights—Music Box Foundation hosts their annual Community Christmas Dinner & Gift Giveaway December 18, 2021, from 2-4 PM

Chicago DCASE Opportunities for Individual Artists!Chicago DCASE Opportunities for Individual Artists!

City of Chicago, Business News, Community Highlights, Workforce and Career Development—Opportunities for Individual Artists, p lease share far wide in your networks!

Healthcare Collaboration brings Career opportunities to Chicago's South and West sidesHealthcare Collaboration brings Career opportunities to Chicago's South and West sides

Business News, Community Highlights, Healthcare/Health Resources—Sinai Chicago has partnered with Advocate Aurora Health and the University of Chicago Medicine to bring healthcare career opportunities to Chicago's South and West sides.

Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan Download A Copy Here!Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan Download A Copy Here!

Community Highlights—The Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan 2017 has been published! Electronic copies of can be downloaded now...

Chicago Opera Theater: Becoming Santa Claus Close-Up @ Beverly Arts CenterChicago Opera Theater: Becoming Santa Claus Close-Up @ Beverly Arts Center

Community Events—Hello Friends and Colleagues, In one of the first activations on this new watch with Chicago Opera Theater (COT), so delighted to share partnership with the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) to bring this… Continue

Afro Joe's- Ornament Decoration

Community Highlights—Meet & Decorate Ornaments with Auburn Gresham's Artist In Residence: DORIAN SYLVAIN

GAGDC accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)GAGDC accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Business News, Community Highlights, Government Resources and Services, Housing/Real Estate—GAGDC is now accepting applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)!

National Landlord Day (Nov. 3): Spanish Coalition for Housing Provides Landlords with ResourcesNational Landlord Day (Nov. 3): Spanish Coalition for Housing Provides Landlords with Resources

Business News, City of Chicago, Business Resource Network (FREE), Community Highlights, Healthcare/Health Resources, Housing/Real Estate—National Landlord Day is November 3rd | Resource for Landlords

New Business: QT&J Collections Grand Opening!New Business: QT&J Collections Grand Opening!

Business Events—A new business is opening in Auburn Gresham! Come celebrate the Grand Opeoing of QT&J Collections, 1000 West 79th Streete, from 12pm - 4pm. Food, music, give-aways, raffles and more!

Walgreens reopens in Auburn Gresham!

Business News, Community Highlights—More than one year after looting destroyed a Chicago Walgreens, on 79th Racine, it is finally back open.

83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion83rd Street Mosaic Community Mural Design Discussion

Community Events, Business Events, FREE After School Programs, Trainings and Workshops, CAN TV Programs—Come join a Community Meeting Design Discussion, to plan for a Mosaic Mural to be located at the Metra viaduct near 650 W. 83rd Street. Let's hear your history of this area of Auburn Gresham (AG) and… Continue

2nd Annual Let's Get Moving Walk-a-Thon!2nd Annual Let's Get Moving Walk-a-Thon!

Community Events—PlayStreets Final Event for the Summer! We are excited to be hosting our Playstreets Walk-A-Thon for the 2nd year in a row! Starts at 12pm on Saturday, September 25th, 2021 We will start our walk at… Continue

VAX and Wax Get the Vaccination and A Gift On Us!!VAX and Wax Get the Vaccination and A Gift On Us!!

Community Events—Come join us for the grand opening of Solo Beauty Supply on 9011 S Ashland. Also, GAGDC and 21st Ward Alderman Howard B. Brookins will also celebrate this Grand Opening with one of our Vaccination… Continue

PlayStreets #4 It takes A VillagePlayStreets #4 It takes A Village

Community Events

Rapid Info and Resource Line (Dial the new call-in 551-241-6209) for Community Updates!Rapid Info and Resource Line (Dial the new call-in 551-241-6209) for Community Updates!

Community Highlights—GAGDC's very own Rapid Resource Info Line , a QUICK conference call sharing information and valuable resources. The new call-in number is: 551-241-6209 Store it in your cell phone and set your… Continue

CPS Vaccination Opportunities

City of Chicago, Community Highlights, Healthcare/Health Resources—Please find a schedule of CPS vaccination opportunities.

Join DPD Invest South/West Auburn Gresham Community Meeting #2Join DPD Invest South/West Auburn Gresham Community Meeting #2

Business Events, Community Events, CAN TV Programs—Your voice is needed to give Department of Planning feedback on the proposed development project at 838 W. 79th Street. This community meeting is an opportunity to give additional feedback that will… Continue

Health Fair on the Block * Rain Date JUNE 3rd, See you there!Health Fair on the Block * Rain Date JUNE 3rd, See you there!

Community Events—GAGDC's bi-annual Health Fair on the Block will be back, Thursday, JUNE 3rd. Thank you too all the vendors for the slight weather pivot. See you there!

We Will ChicagoWe Will Chicago

Community Events, CAN TV Programs, Trainings and Workshops—We will Chicago: April 29 th at noon Did you know the City of Chicago is embarking on a comprehensive city plan. To learn about the pre-planning phase and how to participate in shaping the plan… Continue

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods AwardsUnited Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

Business News, Community Highlights—The 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards was an incredible celebration of what makes the Chicago region great!

COVID-19 Vaccine at UI HealthCOVID-19 Vaccine at UI Health

Healthcare/Health Resources—See full article for details and flyers

Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing SiteCollins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site

Community Highlights, Government Resources and Services, Healthcare/Health Resources—Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site.

A Culturally-Conscious Approach to HIV in the Black CommunityA Culturally-Conscious Approach to HIV in the Black Community

Healthcare/Health Resources—A Q&A about Erie’s nationally-recognized Lending Hands for Life HIV/AIDS program and what it really means to offer culturally-conscious care and support.

Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods!Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods!

City of Chicago, Business News, Community Highlights—Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods, with communities and it includes and artist for… Continue

Southside locations for COVID Vaccines

CAN TV, Healthcare/Health Resources—Several Southside locations for COVID vaccines...

Calling all Owner-Occupant Landlords!Calling all Owner-Occupant Landlords!

Housing/Real Estate—Join a research study about what it's like to be a landlord and receive a $45 cash stipend as a thank you.

Chicago Climate Action Plan Virtual Town Halls (1/19 6pm and 1/22 10am)Chicago Climate Action Plan Virtual Town Halls (1/19 6pm and 1/22 10am)

City of Chicago, Community Highlights—Join the conversation on 2022 Climate Action Plan andwe share what environmental and community priorities you would like to see addressed.

The Auburn Gresham Portal is part of the Southwest Smart Communities Initiative, a collaboration among Auburn Gresham, Chicago Lawn, and Englewood. Learn more about how we are Digitally and Socially Linking our Communities (DSL).

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773 723 8000
1346 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Healing River Christian Center
1356 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620
Casting HouseCasting House
312-782-7160
5 South Wabash, Suite 614
Chicago, IL 60603

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See an in depth interview by Carlos Nelson and Cheryl Johnson about Auburn Gresham's annual community celebration.