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4 Steps 2 College

JP Paulus, President of Do-Gooder Consulting, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, April 24, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 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. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  There will be opportunities for listeners to call in with questions and participate in live chats. Nonprofit professionals, community advocates, developers and other  community stakeholders are especially encouraged to call in and share their stories. The live call in number is (347) 884-8121. The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, Valeriefleonard.com/NonprofitU, iTunes Podcast Chart, Blubrry and Stitcher.

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES RESIDENTSTO “ACT UP” TOGETHER TO BENEFIT NEIGHBORHOODS

On May 16, tens of thousands of Chicagoans will participate in The Chicago Community Trust’s fourth On the Table – sharing a meal and discussing both challenges and opportunities facing their community, sparking ideas for what they can do to make a difference.

Orland Square Mall Receives $167,000 Energy Efficiency Incentive from ComEd for Upgrades

Orland Square Mall energy efficient upgrades results in 1,114,033 kWh savings, enough to power 121 homes with electricity for a year.

To Celebrate 15 Years, The Total Look Beauty Salon Gives Back by Paying it Forward For 100 Prom-goers On May 6th

Auburn-Gresham hair salon owner celebrates 15th anniversary with free hair appointments for neighborhood high school seniors, on May 6th. The good news is the community can make a pledge to help!

Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan 2017 has been published!

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

1871 and CPS Announce Entrepreneur 8-Week Seminar at Dyett High School

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 1871 CEO Howard Tullman and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice Jackson were at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in Washington Park to announce an innovative program that will provide high school students with lessons on entrepreneurship in technology by prominent local entrepreneurs.

ComEd's CONSTRUCT Expands Job Opportunities for Local Minority Candidates

ComEd has brought together 31 construction industry companies, two local utilities, and seven social service agencies to help increase job opportunities for minorities in neighborhoods throughout Chicago and Northern Illinois. CONSTRUCT partners kicked off the 2017 class of 90 participants who will go through the 9-week job training program that provides training and information needed to compete for entry-level jobs in construction-related fields.

April 1st Breakfast and Blues for Seniors Brings Joy To Community, No Fooling!

It was a wonderful day in the neighborhood” on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 in Auburn-Gresham at the Breakfast & Blues for Seniors event held at the Naomi and Sylvester Smith Senior Living Center located on Halsted.

Could Mead Steal the Spotlight from Hard Cider?
Seventeen years ago in Beverly, Greg Fischer opened Wild Blossom Meadery, Illinois's very first mead-producing facility. Given Chicagoans' love of craft beer and hard cider, he can't figure out why it's taken so long for them to embrace the honey-based fermented beverage with medieval origins and a growing national following.
The People's OPL (Obama Presidential Library)

Members of the Obama Library CBA Coalition will be guests on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.  Guests include Allegra Cira-Fischer, Staff Attorney with The Law Project; Jawanza Malone, Executive Director, KOCO and Dominic Surya, Organizer, Prayer and Action Collective of  the Obama-library CBA Coalition.  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.

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.

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