Auburn Gresham is a predominately African-American middle class community located just nine miles from downtown Chicago. After two decades of residential flight and a few years of commercial disinvestment along the 79th Street retail strip, the community began to see a rebound in the late 1990s through the efforts of a new alderman, alliance of community organizations and investment from the city.
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is tapping directly into LISC’s network of neighborhood groups for ideas on how to advance his administration’s ambitious Healthy Chicago agenda.
U. of C., South Side NCPs do Grand Rounds 10/10/2011
Community Grand Rounds program brought a broader definition of health issues to a broad range of the community
Project maps South Side health, vitality 10/10/2011
Partnership between University of Chicago, South Side NCPs focuses on healthcare and other services.
- News Literacy Project gives Elev8 students critical eye 6/29/2011
- Elev8 students go to Washington 6/28/2011
- Auburn students green up lagoons, increase the peace 6/28/2011
- Supermarket efforts starting to bear fruit 5/31/2011