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Education Initiatives

Welcome to the education section of the Auburn Gresham Community Web Portal. We hope you find all information listed in this section useful and beneficial to you and the Auburn Gresham, Englewood, and West Chatham communities. 

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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
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…
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…
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.
Latinx Business Regional BIG Webinars:
Join the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to learn about the Business Interruption Grant Program (BIG). In this webinar, Latinx, Latino, Latina, and Hispanic owned…
SPREAD THE WORD! Joplin Elementary School Program for Families in Gresham
Vocel has a few slots remaining for families and caretakers in the Gresham area with children 0-4 years old. Vocel is Virtual!
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 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.
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.
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…
NIU removes use of standardized test scores for 2021 applicants
New ‘test-blind’ policy is first of its kind for an Illinois institution.
Auburn Gresham Day Care Centers, Santa is Coming to 79th Street 12/13!
Holiday Greetings from the Greater Auburn Gresham CDC, 17th Ward Alderman David Moore and Block By Block of Auburn Gresham. Look out, Santa Claus is Coming to Town (79th Street), December 13, 2019…
G.E.M.S. Mentoring Program Accepting More Girls, Hurry the Deadline Dec. 3rd!
The Ark for St. Sabina GEMS Mentoring Program is inviting girls 13-17 to join us. Hurry, the deadline is December 3rd and space is limited.
Huskie Pledge: A 3.0 high school GPA could be your ticket
For eligible freshmen, new aid program would help fully cover 2020-21 tuition, fees
Passing the Torch through the ARK
Jocelyn Jones is passing on the torch, and the ARK has a new leader effective July 1, 2019.
Auburn Gresham GOLD (AGGOLD) Camp Registration is Open!
School is almost out and it's almost that time again, Auburn Gresham GOLD Summer Camp time! Registration is open. Limited space available so sign up today!
AGGOLD Schools Weather the Storms to Mark the End of Successful After School Programs!
GAGDC's ducation and youth development staff prepared an fun and entertaining culiminating event to mark the end of the after school programming in the AGGOLD schools 2019.
Spanish Coalition for Housing Team Honored for Outstanding Efforts in Education
Annual Mujeres Destacadas Awards Recognize Spanish Coalition for Housing for Their Successes and Dedication to Housing Education in Chicago's Communities.
HFS Student Scholars Win Top Prize for Smart Pathways Prototype
Student Presentations Conclude Inaugural Year of ComEd HFS Scholars STEM Program & Energy Academy CHICAGO (June 4, 2019) – The inaugural year of the ComEd HFS Scholars STEM Program and…
Wolverines were honored by the State of Illinois because of their academic excellence
Wolverines were honored by the State of Illinois because of their academic excellence!
Urban Prep 100% College Acceptance Celebration and Signing Day
The Urban Prep legacy continues: for the 10 th consecutive year 100% of the seniors at Urban Prep – all African-American males and from mostly low-income families – have been admitted to…
SPOTLIGHT YOUTH OPPORTUNITY: Remake Learning Days Chicago
Remake Learning Days Chi is our region’s, first-ever hands-on, festival for the future of work and learning. It will take place May 16 -19, 2019.
Spring Break Opportunity- HS Juniors and Seniors
Deadline to apply is March 22, 2019. Spring Break Opportunity for current Juniors and Seniors. $100 Stipend. Learn about Careers in Sports and Recreation while having fun and meeting other teens! See…
ComEd Leaders Help Further Students' STEM Skills at Immersive Workshop
ComEd hosted students to develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability.

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