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Chatham Initiative Would Bring More Jobs, Businesses, Ald. Sawyer Says

The initiative that unveiled Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel is called the Greater Chatham Initiative. It took two years to put together and will drive investment in Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crossing and Avalon Park. The goal is to also generate neighborhood redevelopment and economic growth.

The Ultimate Guide to 2016 Movies in the Parks Sorted by neighborhood and genre, for your browsing pleasure

There’s much to love about the Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Park program: They’re (mostly) kid friendly, free for your viewing pleasure, and spread throughout the city all summer. The 16th annual series kicks off this week and runs through September 5. For a complete listing visit chicagoparkdistrict.com.

Spread KINDNESS CAMPAIGN It's Contagious!

Spread Kindness Campaign by gathering at the intersection of 79th and Ashland, Tuesday May 24th, 5pm-7pm to spread KINDNESS by being a bright spot in the community. At ACTS OF KINDNESS we will galvanize and energize the community. Just show up and join Us!

Last Day To FileTaxes Auburn Gresham FREE Income Tax Site, TODAY, April 18th!

The last three days to file your taxes (current and prior year), at the Auburn Gresham CEP Tax Site are Wednesday April 13th, Saturday, April 16th and the last day Monday, April 18th! We will have extended hours on Monday, April 18th. The location is 7811 S. Racine. Print and read the attached flyer, as a reminder of what you will need to bring. IT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. And please pass the word!

 
That's A Burger, Open Positions At South Side Restaurant!

Open positions in * Southside Restaurant *Looking for dyanamic indivuduals who don't mind working in a fast paced environment. Hiring for cashiers, cooks, food preps and janitors. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, contact the St. Sabina Employment Resource Center, 7825 South Racine.

A Youth Revolution in Auburn Gresham

Auburn Gresham is surely one of Chicago’s greatest “Best-Kept Secrets.” A community filled with beautiful bungalows, astounding parks, historical attractions and quality schools. One of our schools, nationally known for its stellar sports team and graduates such as Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls and State Representative Mary E. Flowers of the 31st district are proud Simeon High School alumni. These alumni along with a host of others have set the standards of quality education and programming in Auburn Gresham which exhibtis the true essence of GOLD standards.

66 Year Old Routing A Fresh Foods Plan for Local Seniors!

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) currently has two seniors from the Easter Seals Community Service  program placed in meaningful jobs, at our 7901 S. Racine location. This week we are highlighting the front desk coordinator,  Mr. Dishman. Yes, he is 66 and he is a very active community memeber, of the Your Voice Matters campaign, formed to work on developing the next quality-of-life plan for our community.

Are You An Auburn Gresham Parent? We Still Need Your Input!

Are you a parent in Auburn Gresham? Auburn Gresham has the 5th highest rate of babies dying before their 1st birthday in the city. A group called "Courage to Love" is trying to figure out why. We're talking with parents about what they think, their thoughts on the community, their stressors, and how we could solve this problem. Contact us right away to particpate in our survey. We need your input! Contact Dominica McBride 312-394-9274 or dmcbride@be-come.org to participate in a short survey, get information or to become involved.

10th Annual Auburn Gresham 79th Street Renaissance Festival

Join us September 12th, from 10am - 7pm, for the 10th Annual 79th Street Renaissance Festival. This milestone year WE are celebrating the 10 Year Journey: Revitilization of Culture & Community, Ecomonic Development, Housing & Architecture, Education, Local Businesses, Seniors & Youth Residents, on-going Peace and Collective Change. Join us in the celebration of the journey, as we kick-off in OUR Community, YOUR VOICE MATTERS, come share OUR Renaissance Story...

Auburn Gesham Walmart Neighborhood Market Grand Opening!

The anticipated Grand Opening of Walmart Neighborhood Market in the Auburn Gresham Community took place early morning March 4th! The long aisles filled to capacity with everything shoppers need, from general groceries, colorful fresh fruits and vegetables, to household products. No more running from store to store, this is a new Auburn Gresham's one-stop shop! 

Tell Us: What's Great, What's Needed in Auburn Gresham

Tell us what are the most important assets in Auburn Gresham. There's a new ten-minute, citywide survey that's letting Chicagoans give information about the neighborhoods where they live and work. We want to be heard. Take the a few minutes to take the survey. We thank you in advannce!

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Perform at Simeon High

The 19th annual "Opera in the Neighborhoods" tour will be at Simeon, 8141 S. Vincennes Ave., on Oct. 28 for two performances of "The Brothers Grimm. Third through sixth grades at nearby Auburn Gresham GOLD School, Westcott Elementary, 409 W. 80th St., will walk down the street to attend the performance!

Auburn Gresham Mikva Students CAN'T KEEP CALM!

Susuana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago and her team, stated it best for the local Auburn Gresham, Mikva Challenge, Elev8 graduating seniors, "Great t-shirts." They earned them. Check them out and Congratulations to all our Elev8 and PSCEDU graduating seniors!

Chicago! Memorial Day Isn't Just A Break From Work

Celebrate the holiday by remembering our fallen soldiers, remembering residents who lost their lives for our peace and by acting to make America better. Celebrate by making our neighborhoods better. Little known fact, 80% of us are exhibiting Peace in our Auburn Gresham streets. As you celebrate the fallen, focus on this fact, celebrate the fallen and Peace, Monday, May 26, 2014, and every day.

Volutneer to Help Veterans

Spring Health Fair "On The Block" Auburn Gresham

 Join Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, May 22nd, 10am-2pm on 79th Racine with Auburn Gresham Gold School™ and Elev8 programs as they present the Spring Health Fair on the Block. This bi-annual fair will have lots of health-related vendors and professionals offering free material and key information about your health. Come out and take advantage of numerous health screenings too!

Neighborhood Housing Services' Chicago Vintage Home Workshop Series

Neighborhood Housing Services' Vintage Home Series connects Chicago residents wtih practical, accessible information on the preservation, rehav, maintenance and greening of greystones, bungalows, workers cottages and more. Read more to see calendar of vintage home workshop events!

Community Chat: CAREGIVERS Need Care, Too!

If you are a caregiver, please join us and discuss ways you find time to care for yourself or talk about what you need as a caregiver. Friday, January 31st, 7801 S. State Community Room, 6:00pm to 7:45pm. RSVP 773.483.3696. Be part of this "Fireside Chat" series where we talk about hot topics that are important to you!

Baby, It's Cold Outside, You Warm?

The Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GADC) currently has three seniors from the Easter Seals Community Service Employment Program program. This week we are highlighting the front desk coordinator, Mrs. Dixon, for her commitment to community.

Celebrating Our Veterans 11.11.13

Today and every day the Auburn Gresham community gives thanks to those who served and continue to serve to protect our many freedoms. Please join us and thank a Veteran today, for their service.

Halloween is All About the Candy

Halloween is believed to have roots in the ancient festivals marking the last days of autumn. But, for the kids in the neighborhood...

CPS Attacks Excelling Clara Barton With Turnaround

Chicago Public Schools Board is arbitrarily clarifying Clara Barton Elementary School  for Turnaround status.  Usually the Turnaround process takes place after a school has been formally placed on probation and has a record of “no progress” in the deficit areas that placed the school on probation.  In the case of Clara Barton, they were not placed in this category nor were they ever on the Turnaround list. 

Happy Thanksgiving * Salute to Small Businesses

Give thanks Auburn Gresham and support the thriving small businesses in our community this weekend, on Nov. 24th.

Auburn Gresham Businesses Earn a FREE DESKTOP COMPUTER!!!!!!

Six lucky Auburn Gresham businesses earned a free, brand new, Dell Deskptop computer worth over $1,000 by participating in Business Resource Network (BRN) programs dedicated to helping small business owners learn about digital technology that may help them create, manage, market, and grow their businesses. Your small business could earn one, too!

You could win a trip for 2 to the Bahamas

You could win a trip for 2 to the Bahamas if you refer a child(ren) to Lots of Love Preschool Academy in the Auburn Gresham community.

Local Online Tax Preparation is Scam Free

Want to avoid online tax scams? Then please visit the Auburn Gresham Tax Center and get your income taxes prepared for FREE with a secured online tax system. No hidden cost!

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