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File #: 18-6971    Version: 1 Name: HONORING GREATER AUBURN-GRESHAM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 11/8/2018 In control: President
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING GREATER AUBURN-GRESHAM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WHEREAS, since 2001, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has provided comprehensive community development services to Auburn Gresham and surrounding communities to improve the quality of life for south side residents in Chicago; and WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation focuses its efforts on five pillars: Economic Development, Housing and Senior Services, Education and Youth Development, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement; and WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has been providing free income tax preparation services since 2004, serving more than 15,000 clients and bringing back more than $20 million in refunds to low-income residents; and WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation created and has grown the 79th Street Renaissance Festival into an iconic, multi-day community event with family fun for all ages; and WHEREAS, Great...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING GREATER AUBURN-GRESHAM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

WHEREAS, since 2001, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has provided comprehensive community development services to Auburn Gresham and surrounding communities to improve the quality of life for south side residents in Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation focuses its efforts on five pillars: Economic Development, Housing and Senior Services, Education and Youth Development, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has been providing free income tax preparation services since 2004, serving more than 15,000 clients and bringing back more than $20 million in refunds to low-income residents; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation created and has grown the 79th Street Renaissance Festival into an iconic, multi-day community event with family fun for all ages; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation provides free minor home repairs for senior citizens to help them live comfortably; and

WHEREAS, through its Housing and Seniors Services program, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation has invested $2 million to improve the homes of more than 400 seniors since 2003; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation created Auburn Gresham GOLD, a community-driven education plan that provides after school programming, math and literacy summer camps and year-round support to students and parents to improve the educational outcomes in Auburn Gresham schools; and

WHEREAS, Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation is redeveloping a long vacant building at 839-45 West 79th Street into the Auburn Gresham Healthy Lifestyle Hub, bringing more than 100 living wage jobs to the community; and

WHEREAS, the Healthy Lifestyle Hub will increase the community's quality of life through increased access to health and wellness...

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