Many residents of Auburn Gresham, a neighborhood of 35,000 located on Chicago’s South Side, face great academic and financial challenges. Though statistics are staggering, local stakeholders – including teachers, school administrators and parents – aren’t accepting the status quo. Instead, they’re fighting to ensure a better future for all who call Auburn Gresham home.
Despite proximity, it can be difficult for us to connect with our friends and neighbors. That’s why residents of Chicago’s south side neighborhood of Auburn Gresham came together to celebrate their community and each other at the 79th Street Renaissance Festival.