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Chicago’s first Transit Equity Day Celebration

We hope you can join us for Chicago’s first Transit Equity Day celebration on February 4 at noon. 

Community Needs and Assets Assessment from the Black Metropolis Research Consortium
IL Snap Education FREE Upcoming Mini Webinars

Two mini-webinars hosted by Illinois SNAP-Education will take
place in February. Both are free to attend. See article and/or flyer for full details and registration links! 

School PPE Giveaway

GAGDC's COVID-19 Response Team and GAGDC's Education Team will be distributing PPE to families at Olgesby, Barton, and Wetcott. See full article and flyers for details. 

Do you know a young person in need?

As we begin 2021, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is anticipating residential openings this winter for girls ages 11-14 and boys and girls 17 and up.

INVEST South/West Auburn Gresham RFP Response.

The nearly 23,000-square-foot-site consists of six parcels of vacant land owned by the City.

Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund” Now Accepting Applications from CPS High School Students

CTA opens college scholarship program for low-income Chicago youth in program’s second year

Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site

Collins secures new location for Auburn Gresham COVID Testing Site.

Job opportunity: Public relations agency seeks administrative coordinator

Rudd Resources, a communications firm based in Auburn Gresham and Englewood, has a career opportunity! Learn more at ruddresources.net/opportunities.

America’s Cities Were Designed to Oppress

How to Design Justice Into American Cities. Architects and planners have an obligation to protect health, safety and welfare through the spaces we design. As the George Floyd protests reveal, we’ve failed. 

Hunger Among Families is Soaring

Hunger Among Families is Soaring during the pandemic. Please consider supporting our partner the Greater Chicago Food Depository!

ICC Approves ComEd’s Third Consecutive Rate Decrease for Customers

The Illinois Commerce Commission today approved ComEd’s request for a $14 million decrease in delivery service charges in 2021 compared to rates in effect this past January.

AMPT Crisis Management Consulting

Nonprofit Utopia has just completed a 6-week engagement, participating in a pool of highly experienced consultants to nonprofits to provide coaching services through AMPT’s Crisis Management Consulting Services.  In this capacity, the company provided a total of 21.5 consulting hours to 6 organizations, helping them to address some of their most pressing capacity building issues within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Pisgah hosts a Successful 2020 Fall Festival for their children and families!

Every year, New Pisgah hosts a Fall Festival for their children and families. Due to this pandemic and social distancing restrictions, New Pisgah managed to move forward with the annual Fall Festival conducting it outdoor while following social distancing restrictions. 

Thousands of languishing vacant and abandoned properties with unpaid taxes harm Black neighborhoods and suburbs. Cook County treasurer says program aimed at fixing the problem is not working.

Disinvestment in African American communities in the city dates back to at least the 1968 riots after the Rev. Martin Luther King’s assassination. Swaths of Black neighborhoods went up in smoke, and vacant lots and scarred buildings still remain. Even before then, the racist real estate practices of redlining and blockbusting took a toll.

Virtual Community Grand Rounds about African American Men's Mental Health

On Thursday, December 10th, Join UChicago Medicine & Community Partners for a Virtual Community Grand Rounds about African American Men's Mental Health. Come have a conversation about the effects of the pandemic, racism, trauma, and more. 

FREE Mouth Swab COVID Testing

New Pisgah MB Church now offering COVID-19 mouth swab tests once a week!

African American Men's Mental Health

On Thursday, December 10th, Join UChicago Medicine & Community Partners for a Virtual Community Grand Rounds about African American Men's Mental Health. Come have a conversation about the effects of the pandemic, racism, trauma, and more.

The Minority and Rural Coronavirus Insights Study (MRCIS)

There is a groundbreaking and critically important research initiative currently underway to test for and study the impact of COVID-19 in disproportionately-affected communities of color.

Auburn-Gresham Holiday Bike Giveaway
Hello! AGB would like to be a source of joy for the children and families of these communities by gifting  100 bikes to the 2-7-year-olds of the community. 
St. Sabina Employment Resource Center: Youth Investment Program

St. Sabina Employment Resource Center is now registering youth ages 16-24 for our IYIP Program. Learn how the program can help you with job readiness and securing work placement. 

Registration link for informational sessions can be found in full article 
CTA, ACE host Trades Day for CPS Students

CTA helps provide a path for CPS high school students to pursue architecture-, construction- and engineering-related careers as part of RPM Phase One Project.

Chicago Hospitality COVID Relief Grant Available, Apply Now!

$10,000 grants are available for Chicago’s independent restaurants and bars that continue to facing hallenges due to the COVID-19. Application Closes 11/23!

New Smart Kiosks Bring Technology, Information ?to Bronzeville Residents

CHICAGO (November 12, 2020) – To continue to support families and businesses through innovation and smart energy solutions, ComEd has installed two new touchless Smart Kiosks in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, providing residents easy access to a WiFi hotspot and important information.

Statewide Tier Three Resurgence Mitigations Effective November 20

Please be advised that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker today announced the reimplementation of Tier Three resurgence mitigations statewide. Read to find industries effected.

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