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Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan Download A Copy Here!

The Auburn Gresham Quality of Life Plan 2017 has been published! Electronic copies of  can be downloaded now...

AG Gold Week 2 Newsletter

Here is a quick update from everyone at AG Gold Camp! 

A Powerful Peace March #IAmForPeace

Last Friday morning our students at Perspectives led their 4th Annual Peace March with over 2,400 participants. Our students, staff, parents, friends, community leaders, corporate partners and a number of other schools joined us to unify for a more peaceful summer.

Team Hope

Greater West Town Wood Products Manufacturing class graduates with a hope-filled spirit.

Project Money | Change Your Money Change Your Life

Project Money program is kicking off to help you get smart about your money! With a theme "Change Your Money Change Your Life," by working with a financial coach, receiving high quality financial education, and working as a community to improve wealth, you'll see how changing the relationship with your money can change your life! Click on the story to find out how.

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.

APPLICATION NOW OPEN TO COACH ONE MILLION DEGREES 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 and 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.

The Black Star Project's Parent Revolution WVON Radio Show May 6th, Focus on the Wealth Divide

The Black Star Project's Parent Revolution Show with Bill Emmons and Ray Boshara of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank, Saturday, May 6th, 6:00pm CST. listen on WVON 1690AM.

For the 8th Consecutive Year, 100% of Urban Prep Seniors Have Been Admitted to College

For the 8th Consecutive Year, 100% of Urban Prep Seniors Have Been Admitted to College; Urban Prep Shares Why 100% Matters as Students Announce College Selections at Annual Signing Day Event, Thursday, April 27, 2017, media 11:45am; Assembly and Speaking Program: Noon – 1:00 p.m., at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington, Chicago.

How I was changed by my Spring Break Trip

Gary Comer College Prep Middle School students toured 4 Historically Black College and Universities over Spring Break. Here is what they learned.

Scott Joplin Elementary School Displays Auburn Gresham GOLD School Spirit!

Auburn Gresham GOLD Schools Continue to Rock We see you Scot Joplin Elementary School!

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.

Open Your Path To A Successful Career

Find out how a degree or certificate from City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) can put you on the path to a rewarding career either right after graduation, or after a successful transfer to a four-year university.

87th Annual Bud Billiken Parade: New Early Start Time At 9AM

The largest African-American parade in the U.S. has a brand new start time so set your alarm clocks for an earlier wake-up call. The 87th Annual Bud Billiken Parade, live, Saturday, August 13th, from 9:00 am- 11:30 am. Yes, the parade will begin at 9:00am sharp!

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.

MAYOR EMANUEL AND CHANCELLOR HYMAN ANNOUNCE MODERNIZATION OF RICHARD J. DALEY COLLEGE WITH STATE-OF-THE-ART ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER

City Colleges’ Advanced Manufacturing Center for Excellence to open in fall of 2018

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.

 

City Colleges of Chicago Celebrates 2016 Graduating Class with Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Graduates of City Colleges of Chicago are getting ready to head off to in-demand careers or transfer to four-year colleges after receiving their associate degrees April 30th at the 2016 City Colleges of Chicago commencement ceremony at the UIC Pavilion.

Prospective Students Invited to Open House at City Colleges of Chicago

City Colleges of Chicago will hold an Open House for prospective students.

MacCormac College to Host Fourth Annual Comedy Fundraiser

Learn 2 Laugh will star acclaimed comedian James Stephens III and Marc “Skippy” Price.

Cutting Corners for Chanel and Cartier

Greater West Town graduate overcomes obstacles to get to the fulfilling, well-paid job she wanted.

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.

New Pisgah Day Care Center Offers Head Start

New Pisgah Day Care Center located at 8130 S. Racine, enrolls children in Head Start. Space is limited so call for availability! Contact the New Pisgah Day Care office at 773-873-5392 to learn more and find the program.

Updating Your Skills: Success for Nancy at Greater West Town

Proof positive that adult education works to get people working!  Read Nancy's story of success, in celebration of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.  Then call Greater West Town and start your own journey toward a career: 312-563-9570.

Sowing Seeds of Greatness: Chicago Youth Centers’ Kimberly George Shares Critical Success Factors for Improving College Retention Rates Among Urban Youth

Kimberly George, a Teen Worker/College Readiness Specialist with CYC ABC Polk Brothers Youth Center, will be a guest on the Nonprofit “U” radio blog talk show on Monday, August 31, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Nonprofit "U" is an online forum where nonprofit stakeholders can discuss the latest developments in the sector and increase their capacity to serve their clients and build sustainable communities. Valerie F. Leonard, an expert in community and organizational development is the host. The show will stream live from BlogTalkRadio.com/nonprofit_u.  The archived podcast will be available on BlogTalkRadio, iTunes and Stitcher.

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