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Walgreens reopens in Auburn Gresham!

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

Local Org. Helps Connect Communities to Resources as Eviction Ban Ends

As the Illinois Eviction Moratorium comes to an end this month, a local housing counseling agency is helping connect individuals and families to resources.

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

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

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has Openings this Fall

Do you know a young person who may need some extra help? Maybe they are having problems at home, in school, or are enduring difficult experiences like grief, loss, unstable living environments, or other traumatic events. They don't need to go through it alone--Mercy Home can help!

Rapid Info and Resource Line (Dial the new call-in 551-241-6209) for Community Updates!
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 calendars.  The call is just 5-10 minutes of information you don't want to miss!  
FREE Back to School Health Services

The 1.5 years of remote and hybrid learning may have given the impression to some families that immunization and health requirements were not necessary to maintain. Additionally, COVID-19 impacted the number of health facilities open as well as the services available during the time.


The Kindness Campaign has partnered with Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to have a mobile health unit to serve uninsured and underinsured students on Thursday, July 29th 9am – 3pm at The Kindness Campaign’s Impact Center 703 E 75th St Chicago, IL 60619.


  • School/Daycare Physicals
  • Sports Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Well-child Check-ups
  • Health Education


Students wanting service need to have the attached packet complete and submitted to Christopher Watts at by Thursday, July 15th at 4pm.


All services are FREE.

Missed the May Tax Deadline? Many Illinoisans Still Able to Receive Thousands of Dollars from Stimulus Checks, Tax Credits by Filing Late

Get My Payment IL Coalition Continues to Increase Access to Stimulus Checks, Government Funds

PlayStreets 2021 Auburn Gresham

PlayStreets went social distancing and virtual too for 2020!  Check out the schedule Join us in Let's Move activities with young people and adult young at heart people as we learn the stretch, dance and exercise with videos you can repeat as much as you want. There is a healthy "Do It Yourself (DIY) at home activity with each activation!

Don’t forget to post photos or short videos to Facebook (tag gagdcchicago), Instagram (tag @gagdc_chicago), or Twitter  (tag @gadc_chicago) ans use the hastags #playstreetssouth and #playstreeetsauburngresham! Enjoy and Let's Move!

Get Vaccinated : VAX Sites In the Community

Auburn Gresham, Chicagoans, get vaccinated to help protect against Coronavirus (COVID-19). #ProtectChicago #SaveLives #VaxChiNow #WearYourMask #WashYourHands

Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund” Student Winners for 2021-2022

In its second year, CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) scholarship program, created by CTA and RPM Phase One contractor Walsh-Fluor, helps Chicago youth pursue degrees in construction and engineering-related fields.

United Way of Metro Chicago’s 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards

The 2021 Stronger Neighborhoods Awards was an incredible celebration of what makes the Chicago region great!

HEALTH FAIR: Be Kind To Your Mind

June 17th at 12 pm 

7901 S Halsted 

See full article for more details! 

EVENT: What's the 411 on the COVID-19 Vaccines?

Thursday, May 27th at 6 pm

Registration link in full article 

Join UChicago Medicine & Community Partners for a Virtual Community Grand Rounds about the current status of the COVID-19 vaccines. Come have a conversation with community members and health professionals and get your questions answered. Please pass this along to your networks. We hope to see you virtually!

Auburn Gresham Community Roundtable ALL RESIDENTS OF AUBURN GRESHAM ARE INVITED TO ATTEND Thursday, May 13 from 6–7 p.m.

Join the Chicago Department of Planning and Development (DPD), Thursday, May 13 from 6-7pm, for an update on the Auburn Gresham INVEST SOUTH/WEST proposal at 838-58 W. 79th St.

Low-Income Illinoisans Could Be Eligible For $3,700 to $30,000+ By Filing 2020 Taxes

Get My Payment IL Coalition Works to Increase Access to Stimulus Checks, Government Funds

Career Fair for Teens
Calling all teens & young adults ages 15-21! We are hosting our First Annual Career Fair at the AFC Center on Saturday, May 15th. This event will include seminars on resume writing, interviewing, and career planning/logistics. 
Enjoy guest speakers, connect with hiring employers, and gain assistance in applying for part-time employment. Dinner will be provided for registered participants. Participants will also be able to shop through free business casual clothing! To register, use this link
FREE Health Classes!

FREE health classes for the whole family! Check out the flyer in the full article for more details. 

Southside locations for COVID Vaccines

Several Southside locations for COVID vaccines...

Spanish Coalition for Housing Addresses the Forgotten Side to Fair Housing Amid the Pandemic

Agency Connects 520+ Independent Landlords with Resources as COVID-19 Housing Policies Favor Renters

Calling all Owner-Occupant Landlords!

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

17th Ward Spring Community Meeting Topic: Public Safety

Join Alderman David Moore in this upcoming community meeting on public safety, Saturday, April 17, 10:30am!

Discover is hiring NOW for the Chatham call center!

Discover is hiring NOW for the Chatham call center.

Did you have COVID-19? UIC is interested in learning more - Take the Survey

Did you have COVID-19? UIC is interested in learning more about the physical and emotional symptoms you experienced.

A Culturally-Conscious Approach to HIV in the Black Community

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.

Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan Download A Copy Here!

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

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