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Chicago Digital Equity Council Update

The Chicago Digital Equity Council (DEC) is hosting a series of Community Conversations across the City, with an emphasis on communities with the lowest rates of household internet connectivity, and populations most burdened by digital inequities.

Walgreens reopens in Auburn Gresham!

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

Get Vaccinated : VAX Sites In the Community

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

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.

Creative Reuse Warehouse Is Hiring Team Member For Nonprofit in Auburn Gresham!

Creative Chicago Reuse Exchange (CCRx), is HIRING! We are an emerging nonprofit located in the 21st ward in the Envision Unlimited Frick Center. at 2124 W. 82nd Place. 

Volunteer for the Auburn Gresham Food Stability Giveaway!

We need volunteers for the Food Stability Pop-up. If you want to safely volunteer, scan QR code to sign up or give us a call....

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.

Hunger Among Families is Soaring

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

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. 

Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods!

Department of Planning and Development announces the first-ever Artists-In-Residence for four of the city’s INVEST South/West neighborhoods, with communities and it includes and artist  for Auburn Gresham, Dorian Sylvain!

Sharing our Truth: Auburn Gresham Youth Video Production

Youth produce a video of their experiences living in Auburn Gresham the after school programs, the mentors, the drama, the support, their truth...

Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive

We are looking for donations of new coats for young people. All sizes needed. See flyer for more info. 

Warming Up Chicago Coat Drive (Thank you for the Donations!)

We are looking for donations of new coats for young people. All sizes needed. See flyer for more info. 

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 11am - 1pm. Neighborhood day care centers are invited!

2019 Ladder Up's Tax Site

Ladder Up and Center for Economic Progress (CEP) have officially merged as of October 2019.  The name of our combined organization is "Ladder Up".  As you will see, our website and materials for this upcoming 2020 tax season have been updated to reflect the change. 

Earn IRS Tax Certification for Free with Ladder Up

Ready to make a difference? Volunteer at the tax site, with Ladder Up! Email volunteer@goladderup.org or call 312-409-1555.

Mayor Lightfoot Wraps Up Community Listening Tour to Form Partnerships and Learn About Key Neighborhood Priorities

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the One Chicago for All Alliance to wrap up a six-part “community listening tour” that the mayor participated in throughout Chicago from April to June.

Spring "Health Fair on the Block," A Good Dose of Community Resources
Big  THANK YOU to all the vendors that attended the Auburn Gresham Health Fair. We looking forward to seeing you in the Fall. Save the date, October 4, 2019. Click on Picture to see Photos of Auburn Gresham Spring "Health Fair on the Block" 2019. 
New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s First Order of Business Was to Hang This Powerful Artwork About ‘Redlining’ in Her Office

The work was rushed over from a South Side museum in time for the mayor's inauguration.

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