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Transformation: Making The Electric Grid Smart

The six-year ComEd Smart Grid journey transformed the electric grid, boosted the local economy with new jobs, helped small businesses grow and resulted in record-breaking reliability, fewer outages, faster restorations, thousands of jobs and more control for customers.

KNOW THE 10 SIGNS: EARLY DETECTION MATTERS

e Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s educational program, Know the Ten Signs: Early Detection Matters, will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at St. Mark Church, 9201 S. Avalon Avenue in Chicago.

New Board members welcomed at the Chicago Dental Society -- Dr. Yetta McCullom appointed Kenwood/Hyde Park Branch Director

With more than 30 years of experience as a practicing periodontist in Chicago, Dr. Yetta McCullom joins the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Board, and was sworn in as a board member and director of the Kenwood/Hyde Park branch, at a ceremony held on Sunday, November 12, at the Palmer House Hotel.

Auburn Gresham | Authentic | Genuine | A Golden Opportunity

"Auburn Gresham, Authentic, Genuine, A Golden Opportunity"

Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

 In the words of Andrea V. Watson, an Extroidinary Journalist, "I first posted about how I felt when I was laid off.  (Check it out here.)

Auburn Gresham Building Gets New Life to Promote Health and Wellness!

Can one iconic building along a key commerical cooridor lead the way to improve the health of a neighborhood? Community leaders and organizations in Auburn Gresham are progressing on a transformative plan to bring living wage jobs to a building anchored by a state of art health facility, to make it so....

THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY TRUST INVITES RESIDENTS TO “ACT UP” TOGETHER TO BENEFIT NEIGHBORHOODS

TODAY May 16th, tens of thousands of Chicagoans will participate in The Chicago Community Trust’s fourth On the Table – sharing a meal and discussing both challenges and opportunities facing their community, sparking ideas for what they can do to make a difference.

Coordinator, Community Investment (Part-time) POSITION AVAILABLE

Chicago Cares, in partnership with the Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation, is looking to immediately hire a Coodinator, Community Investment, to manage local on the ground volunteer projects. If you are interested or know of a resident, who would be great for our Auburn Gresham Chicago Cares volunteer coordinator postion, please contact nsanders@gagdc.org or call GADC office at 773.483.3696 and ask for Norma.

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Community Health Focus: Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV | WVON1690

According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Community Health Focus, Saturday, Feb. 11th, WVON 1690AM, at 1pm, topic "Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV."

Auburn Gresham Native Helping to Shape A More Sustainable and Prosperous Greater Chicago Region

Spotlight on Auburn Gresham native, Alden Loury, who joined the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), in May 2016 as the director of research and evaluation. Alden and the MPC staff are working with government, community and business leaders to assist communities, demonstrate best practices and change public policy. MPC is a diverse group of individuals with various backgrounds and skills who work together toward the common goal of a more sustainable and prosperous greater Chicago region.

Quality of Life Plan Celebration of How Your Voice Matters Auburn Gresham!

Auburn Gresham community, come out and celebrate all your hard work contributing to Your Voice Matters Quality of Life Plan planning process. The first celebration of our collective works, will be held October 29, 2016, at the Salaam Restaurant & Bakery, 700 West 79th Street, from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

On the Table 2016 Expands Impact, Reveals Insights into Causes, Issues Chicagoans Care About Most

The Chicago Community Trust today released a report from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement (IPCE) assessing the impact of the third year of On the Table conversations in 2016. The report details who participated in On the Table gatherings on May 10, 2016, key issues discussed, as well as where and how respondents plan to take action moving forward.

Hiring | Admin and Tax Preparers Needed!

National Tax Company is looking for tax preparers wtih a great attitude and hard work ethic. We provide a fun work environment while accomplishing our task. We are opening several new locationsa and need a little help. Call 773-340-9008.

STEM Competition Aims to Inspire Teen Girls

Team Flaming Zing celebrates its victory at ComEd’s 2015 Icebox Derby Race Day in Chicago. The four-week education program encourages young women to pursue careers in STEM. (Courtesy of ComEd)

Application Now Open To Coach One Million Degrees Scholars

Application Now Open To Coach One Million Degrees Scholars 
Local, homegrown nonprofit recruiting 500 professionals to mentor community college scholars

One Million Degrees (OMD)— a Chicago nonprofit organization that empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life—is now accepting applications for its volunteer coaches. OMD Coaches work with scholars in a one-on-one or small group setting to provide professional and personal support throughout the academic year, while helping to broaden scholars’ horizons of career aspirations and possibilities. Coaches are supported with ongoing training by OMD to ensure a positive and productive volunteer experience, and also have opportunities to connect with fellow coaches to expand their own professional networks.

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 Rise of Technology & Innovation Symposium June 10th

The Rise of Technology & Innovation Symposium, Friday, June 10, and this is expected to be the first of a quarterly conversation to highlight the expressed need for blacks to get completely immersed in the word of technology and innovation. The Symposium will present the TBTNews Innovative Awards to well deserving tech leaders. For info call 312.980.2681.

 

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!

Happy Earth Day!

Greater Auburn Gresham residents, businesses and partner organizations, let's continue to promote a cleana and green enviroment and work together to promote #healthy and sustainable communities across #Chicago and the world.

30 Hours On The Road to Clark Atlanta University...

One determined student refusesrefuses to be a young African American male statistic. Read his story, as he earns his 30 hours of service, needed for graduation and why it means so much to him to really work for every volunteer hour.

Treasurer Summers Kicks Off "77 Proud" with Resource Fair and Panel Discussion

On Friday, Chicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers hosted the first "77 Proud" Financial Education Resource Fair, along with a panel discussion, to commence the initiative sponsored by City Treasurer Kurt Summers. January to March, resource fairs will take place across Chicago to raise awareness of financial education and the resources available. This fair is the first in the "77 Proud" initiative. To learn more, and see the calendar of upcoming events, visit www.chicagocitytreasurer.com/77-proud-calendar-of-events.

MC Theatres Giving Back To Community With AMC Cares Grant

MC Theatres believes in giving back to the community and has developed a grant request opportunity under their community grants program called The AMC Cares Charitable Fund. The 2015 deadline to apply is FRIDAY, July 17 by 5pm CST

ComEd Celebrates Black History Month

In celebration of Black history Month, ComEd and its parent company, Exelon, held its annual Signature Event.

Chicago Area Utilities Join Forces to Help Families Save Electricity and Natural Gas

Nearly 5,000 Chicago fifth grade students are becoming Super Energy Savers through a joint education program offered by ComEd and Peoples Gas. Super Savers, a FREE science, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based curriculum, developed for fifth grade students, will teach thousands of students about the importance of energy efficiency, and  allow them to share money- and energy-saving tips with their families.

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