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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

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

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...

Hand-picked tools for every scenario, all well-suited for use during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you've found yourself searching for quality, content-focused tools students can turn to at home, then we think the list below will help

In Some Communities, Less Than 60% Of Households Have Internet. CPS' New Plan Can't Change That.

 More than 100,000 households in the city lack a computer or tablet, and almost 200,000 don’t have internet access, according to 2018 U.S. Census data, the most recent available. Internet access varies widely from one community to the next.

Make Sure You Are Counted! Complete the US Census in 2020!

The reference day used for the census, will be April 1, 2020

Coronavirus is crippling Chicago's census outreach

The coronavirus is stymying Chicago's efforts to improve its count in the 2020 census, in Chicago and across IL.

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.

March Grand Rounds "Memory Loss, Caregiving, & Staying Active in Older Age"

Community Grand Rounds is the premier program of the Center for Community Health and Vitality (CCHV), March 14, 2020, 731 E. 63rd, 11;30am - 2:00pm.

Chicago DPD is accepting applications for three open City Planner positions!

DPD is accepting applications for three open City Planner positions. Applications will be accepted until Thursday, March 5th.

Chicago Park District Summer Job Openings!
The Chicago Park District
is accepting applications for their seasonal positions.

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