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CPS Vaccination Opportunities

Please find a schedule of  CPS vaccination opportunities. 

CPS ready options for families to allow students to safely return to school...

After nearly a year away from their classrooms, teachers, and friends, we are happy to announce that CPS students who want to learn in person will be returning to their schools.

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.

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.

Chicago Public School Parent University

To see what CPS Parent University has to offer, both online and at their locations across the city click on the story.

CPS Job Fair

From lunchroom staff to substitute teachers, we're looking for candidates to join the team! Head to to register for our job fair now!

Dr. Julious Lawson, Network 11 Chief

Spotlight on Dr. Julious Lawson, for instituting the first ever, Network 11 Awards. We were proud of the network and especially as an Auburn Gresham GOLD community partner, of all of the numerous achieves of our Network 11 Prinicipals, teachers and staff achievements. 

Help CPS Chief Thank a Teacher During Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

Teachers educate, inspire, and transform their students’ lives each and every day. Let's say, “Thank You!”


Parent Enrichment programming which will be held beginning NEXT WEDNESDAY (4/11/18) at the PARENT UNIVERSITY of AG Room 217 at Scott Joplin. Click link to download the flyer!

#STEM Is in the Air This Spring Break!

GAGDC STEM Day with GCM Grosvenor and Chicago Cares hosted at Leo Catholic High School a huge success!

Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 9, 2017 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Be sure to celebrate teachers at your youth's school  and/or Principals and their staffs in schools in our community.

1871 and CPS Announce Entrepreneur 8-Week Seminar at Dyett High School

On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 1871 CEO Howard Tullman and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Chief Education Officer Dr. Janice Jackson were at Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts in Washington Park to announce an innovative program that will provide high school students with lessons on entrepreneurship in technology by prominent local entrepreneurs.

ComEd Partners with Chicago Public High Schools to Launch Career Tour for Students

ComEd is partnering with Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to launch a tour to present internship and career opportunities to high school seniors.

Students Ecstatic Over Chance The Rapper's Visit And $1 Million Gift

Chance surprised students at Westcott Elementary, 409 W. 80th St., Monday with an unexpected announcement. He presented a check of $1 million to CPS for arts education. Chance said he also would give $10,000 directly to Westcott Elementary School, in Auburn Gresham.

Treasurer Summers Announces 2017 Black History Month Essay Competition

Announcing the 10th Annual Black History Month Essay Competition! This scholarship will give Chicago Public Schools seniors the opportunity to win a $2,500 scholarship for their first year college tuition.

Join GAGDC On #GivingTuesday Help Families Go For The GOLD!

On November 29th, #GivingTuesday, join GAGDC in supporting thier mission to help Auburn Gresham GOLD children and families thrive. Your gift will support needed programming.

Westcott Family Game Night Promotes After School Fun!

Oliver Westcott Elementary has mastered a way to bring the students and parents together, just to have fun. The student and parent engagement "Family Game Night" was just the right ticket.

PBS Documentary On ISU Chicago Teacher Education Pipeline Highlights Auburn Gresham GOLD Camp

GAGDC's Auburn Gresham GOLD, a community education initiative is highlighted in PBS Newshour, with Illinois State University partner.

IL State Treasurer School Supply Drive, Support the 79th Street Renaissance Festival

Thanks to the IL State Treasurer's Office, we will help lots of students enter the 2016-2017 school year with all the right supplies, at the youth pavilion, during the #79thStRenFest, September 10th.

The Earle STEM Academy Girls' Chess Team Won First Place At Nationals

The Earle STEM Academy girls' chess team won first place in late April, at a recent All-Girls National Chess Tournament in Chicago!

YOUR VOICE MATTERS DECEMBER TASK FORCE "Education and Youth Development" Meeting

The January meeting is going to be very critical for our educaiton taskforce. As the information unfolds solidfiying the date, time and location, it will be critical to ensure the meeting is filled to capacity, to address this important phase of the plan. Our youth's future education successful outcomes, are dependent on the strategies and goals that we collectively put in place, to drive needed improvements, in the schools and parent engagement activities across our neighborhoods.

Calling Joplin Parents, It's Time For Winter Fun Fest!

SCOTT JOPLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FAMILIES, COME JOIN US, for an evening of FAMILY FUN! Board games, dancing, enrichment workshops just for parents to network, and even students vs. parent competition!  This is a time of continued healing, by just having some plain old fun. We want to see all families in attendance! The class with the most parents present will win a special prize. There's a hint in the picture :-). Watch me, watch me....

Let us know you are coming, call the school at 773-535-3435, or click on the attached flyer link, print and complete the bottom of the attached flyer and drop off at the school!

Big Cuts on Tap at School Where One-Quarter of Students Are in Special Ed

More than 70 Chicago special education teachers and aides could lose their jobs because of CPS budget cuts that are supposed to save $12 million, officials said. Approximately 160 schools would lose special education teachers, while 184 would lose aides, according to a CPS spreadsheet detailing the cuts. And some schools in the area will gain positions, including Auburn Gresham GOLD School, Clara Barton Elementary at 7650 S. Wolcott Ave., which could get six new positions.

Auburn Gresham Merit Teen, is all the Pizzicato!

Music Opened Doors to Selective Enrollment Schools, for one Auburn Gresham Merit Teen. Read her story...

Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force Public Hearing

Truancy in Chicago Public Schools Task Force notice of public hearing, on April 28, 2014, Urban Partnership Bank - Community Room, 7801 S. State Street 2nd Floor, from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm * Hearing begins at 5:30pm. ADA accomodations available. Hablamos Espanol. Hosted by Senator Jacqueline Collins, and Co-hosted by Representative Linda Chapa LaVia. All are welcome!

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