2017 • 4 years • Chicago Commitment
Founded in 1998, Latinos Progresando serves communities on Chicago’s southwest side with the mission of providing high-quality information and resources for residents to build secure, healthy, and productive lives. The organization manages the largest Latino-led immigration legal service in the state of Illinois. It offers arts programming, a speaker series, and scholarship funds for Latino students. Latinos Progresando also convenes the Marshall Square Resource Network, a social service coalition of 20 agencies that collaborate to improve local communities. This institutional support award enables Latinos Progresando to expand its senior leadership team and strengthen its administrative structure.
2017 • 9 months
Founded in 1998, Latinos Progresando serves communities on Chicago’s southwest side with the mission of providing high-quality information and resources for residents to build secure, healthy, and productive lives. The organization manages the largest Latino-led immigration legal service organization in the state of Illinois. With this award, Latinos Progresando offers information workshops and legal screening to immigrant communities facing aggressive federal enforcement policies. The workshops encourage immigrants who are eligible to naturalize to do so. They educate other residents on the types of immigration status they may seek. Latinos Progresando also educates Chicago Public Schools about the potential impact of enforcement policies on neighborhoods schools, students, and families.
2014 • 2 years • Migration
This grant to Latinos Progresando will support the development of a training and technical service program for immigrant legal service organizations in Illinois and the Midwest. Latinos Progresando will assist community based and immigrant-serving groups to create or expand legal service programs, building regional capacity to reach underserved populations. This effort will augment the quantity and quality of representation for immigrants in anticipation of a federal legalization program, which could affects hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in Illinois and the Midwest.
2012 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To support an ongoing cross-cultural artistic exchange between Chicago's Little village community and Mexico.
2010 • 2 years • Chicago Commitment
To support strategic planning and implementation for Teatro Americano (over two years).
2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To connect immigration impacted youth in Pilsen/Little Village with central Mexico neighborhood youth.