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ComEd Presents Record-Breaking Energy Efficiency Check

ComEd presented its largest-ever energy efficiency check to Mariano’s. The supermarket was honored with an incentive check totaling $1,214,114.62 for its commitment to savings through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program.

Scott Joplin Elementary School Displays Auburn Gresham GOLD School Spirit!

Auburn Gresham GOLD Schools Continue to Rock We see you Scot Joplin Elementary School!

ComEd Partners with Chicago Public High Schools to Launch Career Tour for Students

ComEd is partnering with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to launch a tour to present internship and career opportunities to high school seniors.

Cook 8th-Grader Aces CPS Selective-Enrollment Test, Earns Maximum Score

Thirteen-year-old Daysha Straight was the only student at Cook Elementary to get the maximum score on the Chicago Public Schools selective-enrollment test this year which determines where she’ll attend high school in the fall.

Students Ecstatic Over Chance The Rapper's Visit And $1 Million Gift

Chance surprised students at Westcott Elementary, 409 W. 80th St., Monday with an unexpected announcement. He presented a check of $1 million to CPS for arts education. Chance said he also would give $10,000 directly to Westcott Elementary School, in Auburn Gresham.

Coordinator, Community Investment (Part-time) POSITION AVAILABLE

Chicago Cares, in partnership with the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, is looking to immediately hire a Coodinator, Community Investment, to manage local on the ground volunteer projects. If you are interested or know of a resident, who would be great for our Auburn Gresham Chicago Cares volunteer coordinator postion, please contact nsanders@gagdc.org or call GADC office at 773.483.3696 and ask for Norma.

Summer Enrichment Program for 10th-11th Grade Minority Female Students

Give a high school student a leadership advantage for the future. Sponsor a minority female 10th or 11th grader this summer for "At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy."

Community Members Standing Together Against Violence!

University of Chicago Medicine and its Community Partners invite you to the first Community GRAND ROUNDS of 2017, Feb. 23rd, 6pm, 6220 S Ingleside.  Free dinner will be served. Early arrival is strongly suggested! Register for free at 

"Nonprofits Are Messy" on Nonprofit "U"

Joan Garry, Principal of Joan Garry Consulting, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, February 20, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development, is the host.

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Auburn Gresham Native Helping to Shape A More Sustainable and Prosperous Greater Chicago Region

Spotlight on Auburn Gresham native, Alden Loury, who joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in May 2016 as the director of research and evaluation. Alden and the MPC staff are working with government, community and business leaders to assist communities, demonstrate best practices and change public policy. MPC is a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and skills who work together toward the common goal of a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Best African-American History Apps and Websites For Teachers, Parents and Students

CommonSense Media recommneds apps, games, and websites in the classroom to balance the triumphs of African-Americans in politics, literature, music, science, and beyond with the continued struggle for social justice.

A Moment with Father Michael Pfleger

St. Sabina Church has had a fearless leader, Father Michael Pfleger, who has championed the cause of not only saving but transforming the lives of youth in communities in and around his magnificent institution. One of his signature programs presented each year during the celebration of negro history, is his Speaker Series, in which he invite his congregation and others into the sanctuary to see and listen to world renowned personalities give their unabashed insight into America and the communities-at-large.

New Report Identifies Ways That Communities Can Advance Health Equity

Communities can have a powerful impact on the health of its residents. Attached  is some great resources to help promote Healthy Chicago 2.0 work around health equity.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

Announcing the 10th Annual 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.

Auburn Gresham Free Tax Site Open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Now Through April 17th!

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) partners with the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) to provide free tax preparation. 

The Tax Site is located at 7811 S. Racine and the doors opens at 10:00am Saturdays. and 5:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays. This FREE service is based on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to come early to hold your spot!

Eden Place Urban Farming Workshops

Have an approved large lot, you're thinking about turning into a urban garden? Eden Place Farms, a subsidiary of Fuller Park Community Development Corporation, is hosting a four-part series of farming workshops for families or individuals interested in learning the techniques of urban farming. The Saturday workshops will be held on February 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 4911 S. Shields Avenue in Chicago.

County Executives Address Tax Program at BOP BIZ Center

Cook County Commissioner Stanley Moore (4th District) and two Cook County
Planning & Development executives visited the BOP BIZ center January 27th to speak
to more than 40 community members about the County’s economic development
programs and the controversy beverage tax.

Fantastic: Financial Consultant Charles Evans Joins BopBiz Center

Charles Evans joins the new BopBiz Center in the Chatham community!

FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall!

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086. You also can register by emailing BACPoutreach@cityofchicago.org.All workshops are free and are located at the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection - City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Room 805.

Join the Community at 17th Ward Quarterly Meeting Focus on Safety Saturday!

Alderman David Moore is hosting a quarterly commuity meeting, January 21, 2017, Barton Elementary School, 7650 S. Wolcott, 10:30am - 12:00. For more information please call 773-783-2672.

The Private Sector: An Essential Partner in Combating Human Trafficking

#EndTrafficking Did you know January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month? Learn more about what we're doing to end trafficking — and how you can help.

Erie Family Health Center Expanding HIV Services to its Albany Park Location

Lending Hands for Life program leads in improving clinical outcomes for Erie patients.

Using Social Innovation to Drive Community Revitalization

Attorney Marc J. Lane, Vice Chairman of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, December 19, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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