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City of Chicago Business Webinars October 2020!

City of Chicago business webinars!

AmeriCorps Job Opportunity in Auburn Gresham

Work With Us! 

One year can change your life. It can also change your community. Learn how you can become a leader in Auburn Gresham through #AmeriCorps: https://bit.ly/34voF8r

Auburn Gresham Food Stability Pop-Up

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD), and the City of Chicago will distribute, until the last Tuesday in September, 7908 S. Halsted, 10-1pm.

Join Healthy Chicago 2025 Launch on Sept 17

Join Healthy Chicago 2025 Launch on Sept 17

Round two of the Small Business Together Now fund is closing Today August 31st

Round two of the Together Now fund is closing on August 31st at 11:59PM. As you know, businesses city-wide are eligible, but the focus will be on awarding grants in community areas that received a disproportionately low number of eligible applicants during the first round, particularly South and West Side communities.

City Treasurer Hosts Final Community Cleanups of the Summer

City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin hosted two final community cleanups of the summer on the South and West sides in celebration and culmination of an initiative to clean Chicago.

PlayStreets 2020 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!

Advocate Trinity Hospital named Screening Center of Excellence

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer honors Southeast Side hospital with nationally-recognized designation

Park District Rollin' Recreation Activity Van

The Rollin' Recreation activity van offers fun for the whole family at a number of parks throughout the city.

July 28th Webinar: Discussing the Physical, Emotional and Social Needs of Older Adults During COVID-19
July 28th Webinar: Discussing the Physical, Emotional and Social Needs of Older Adults During COVID-19
COVID-19 Testing In Auburn Gresham (No Waiting!)

Drive Thru & Walk-Up Testing:
1156 W. 79th Streer (79th & Racine - northeast corner parking lot)
No waiting Monday, Wednesday and Fridays From 9am - 4pm.

State Announces New Investments to Expand Illinois Apprenticeship Program to Support 17,000 This Year!

This week, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced $4.7 million investment that will expand the Illinois Apprenticeship Program to serve an additional 568 residents in training programs over the next two years. Overall, the State of Illinois is making a $20 million investment in the Illinois Apprenticeship Program to support 17,000+ apprenticeships in 2020 alone.

ABC7/WLS-TV CHICAGO EYEWITNESS NEWS SPOTLIGHTS BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES WITH WEEK-LONG SERIES, HOSTED BY ANCHOR TERRELL BROWN

Black Owned,” a week-long series of live interviews spotlighting greater Chicago’s Black-owned businesses. The special will air during the newscast on ABC7, July 13 – 17 (11:00 a.m. CDT). ABC7 anchor Terrell Brown will interview and highlight various Black business owners whose businesses include a theater, dental group, syrup company, clothing designer and a winemaker.   

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecas

CTA’s Red and Purple Modernization Project (RPM), Walsh-Fluor Assist Small Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

CTA and Walsh-Fluor helped 10 small businesses working on the RPM project to secure $3.4 million in federal funds.

HELP US UPLIFT BLACK BUSINESSES @ THE SHOP, SIP AND SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES EVENT JULY 11TH, 10 AM TO 4PM

HELP US UPLIFT BLACK BUSINESSES @ THE SHOP, SIP AND SUPPORT BLACK BUSINESSES EVENT JULY 11TH, 10 AM TO 4PM

Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce Student Recipients of “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund”

CTA, RPM Contractor Walsh-Fluor and Chicago Scholars in 2020 Launched RPM Scholarship Program to Help Youth Pursue Education and Careers in Construction

City accepting applications for 'artist-in-residence' program in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods

City accepting applications for 'artist-in-residence' program in four INVEST South/West neighborhoods

State Business Interruption Grants program opens June 22nd!
Governor enacts program to help closed, damaged business properties, State Senator Collins urges owners to apply! DCEO will make the application for  Business Interruption Grants (BIG ) available on Monday, June 22nd. Please share as appropriate. 
City of Chicago "My CHI. My Future" Concert For Youth May 23rd @3pm

My CHI. My Future., and to begin connecting youth to meaningful and engaging virtual opportunities, and connecting you to the content shared by your colleagues.

Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Community VIRTUAL TOWN HALL (recap)

Couldn't Tune in to the Auburn Gresham COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall (Click Below for the Entire Recorded Video).

Racial Equity Rapid Response Team Announces Latest Efforts To Address Health Disparities

To provide targeted information and receive direct input from residents in each neighborhood, the RERRT is hosting three tele-town halls, one for each of the priority communities. The town halls will be streamed live through each organization’s social media platforms of South Shore Works, Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation and Austin Coming Together.

As remote learning ramps up in Chicago, a high-stakes question: Should students be learning anything new?

Carla Jones, a teacher at Cook Elementary on Chicago’s South Side, weighs in on remote learning plans.

Community Health Focus Hour

Community Health Focus Hour, Saturday, April 4th, 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm, WVON1690, topic:  Substance Abuse and Youth: Edibles, Opioids & More.

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program available to residents economically impacted

The $2 million COVID-19 Housing Assistance Grant Program is available to people who have suffered an economic impact due to a recent change in employment status. Apply by Wednesday, April 1: bit.ly/33Ox98i

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