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CPS budget cuts hit special education studentsCPS budget cuts hit special education students

Youth, Education—"...the district has kept pretty quiet about how it’s going about making changes to how special education is delivered."

Protestas en contra de recortes de cpsProtestas en contra de recortes de cps

Education—Consejales y padres de familia se quejan de los recortes realizados en escuelas de Logan Square.

Logan Square Community Rallies Against Local School Budget Cuts (VIDEO)Logan Square Community Rallies Against Local School Budget Cuts (VIDEO)

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—Leaders with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, which organized the rally, said 10 of the group's partner public schools face a combined $4.7 million in budget cuts for the upcoming school… Continue

Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'

Affordable Housing, Education, Youth, News, Lathrop, LSNA in the Media—“Our school budgets are getting chopped at the same time families are struggling to stay in their community," said Jennifer Velazquez, a Kelvyn Park High School graduate and local school… Continue

Wicker Park, Bucktown Home Values Spike After Bloomingdale Trail OpensWicker Park, Bucktown Home Values Spike After Bloomingdale Trail Opens

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—The Logan Square Neighborhood Association, for example, has been pushing Berrios's office to support property tax abatement measures or even offer exemptions to longtime homeowners.

RESIDENTS NEAR 606 TRAIL WORRY ABOUT HIGH TAXESRESIDENTS NEAR 606 TRAIL WORRY ABOUT HIGH TAXES

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—"There's always the fear that when the assessment comes, my family might not be able to pay the mortgage on the house," said Jennifer Velazquez, 21, has lived in Logan Square her entire life.

En Chicago, vecinos no se quieren ir de su barrioEn Chicago, vecinos no se quieren ir de su barrio

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—Según la organización Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), uno de las agrupaciones que organiza a los vecinos, los edificios en el área son propiedad de familias de… Continue

Logan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single SchoolLogan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single School

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—“One of the major cuts will probably be teachers,” said Jennifer Velasquez, a 21-year-old Kelvyn Park High School graduate, Logan Square Neighborhood Association youth organizer and Logan… Continue

Why are Latino teachers such a minority in CPS?Why are Latino teachers such a minority in CPS?

Education, LSNA in the Media—“I am a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools and I can honestly say that … I did not have any Latino teachers,” said Cristina Pacione-Zayas, education director at the nonprofit… Continue

Parent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher SupportParent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher Support

Parent Engagement, Education—"...to have a Parent Mentor in their classroom is 33 cents per hour, less than $1.00 a day, while keeping administrative costs down: the administration of the statewide program is 5%, and local… Continue

Eyes on the Street: The Bloomingdale Trail Is Almost Ready for Its Close-UpEyes on the Street: The Bloomingdale Trail Is Almost Ready for Its Close-Up

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—As property taxes and rents rise, many longtime Humboldt Park residents have said they’re worried about being priced out of their neighborhoods

606 trail inspires excitement, fear from neighbors606 trail inspires excitement, fear from neighbors

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—"Even this past Friday, as I sat at my window, as I looked at the for-sale signs, it came to mind, six months from today, my immediate block could look different, unrecognizable," Ramirez said.

LSNA Addresses 606 Gentrification FearsLSNA Addresses 606 Gentrification Fears

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Youth, Immigration, Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Open Space, LSNA in the Media—“I live eight houses away from the elevated train track where the 606 will be, and I’m already starting to see some changes. It’s going to attract a lot of people, so how can I be a… Continue

Local Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 GentrificationLocal Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 Gentrification

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Immigration, Parent Engagement, Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Open Space, LSNA in the Media—In a brief keynote address at the end of the event, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle didn't reference any specific policy action but echoed the importance of affordable housing, of which… Continue

Logan Square's 53rd Annual Community Congress is Set for SaturdayLogan Square's 53rd Annual Community Congress is Set for Saturday

Health & Open Space, Youth, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios and recently elected Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo, Jr. will be on hand to lead a discussion on how to stabilize the neighborhood around the Bloomingdale Trail… Continue

Different Drummers: Teens Talk ImmigrationDifferent Drummers: Teens Talk Immigration

Immigration, Youth—Hear from teen leaders: Jesus Velazquez (Kelvyn Park High School/LSNA leader/JFON volunteer ), Fhernanda Avila (JFON volunteer), and Jonathan Guerra (Humboldt Park United Methodist Church member).

Parents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor ProgramParents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor Program

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—“The Parent Mentor Program is one that completely changed my life,” said Monica Espinosa , parent leader with Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA).

Rahm Emanuel's Housing Agency Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive WaitlistRahm Emanuel's Housing Agency Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive Waitlist

Affordable Housing, Lathrop, LSNA in the Media—"The Chicago Housing Authority's waitlist tops 280,000, with a sizable portion of the city's population hoping for a shot at affordable housing. Ninety-seven percent of the people receiving housing… Continue

Parents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his wayParents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his way

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—Mama’s right up stairs. Attendance goes up. Homework help goes up. Grades go up. Parents, teachers and the community start to learn to work together."

‘Rauner, deja en paz a Padres Mentores’ (VIDEO & Articulo)‘Rauner, deja en paz a Padres Mentores’ (VIDEO & Articulo)

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—http://www.vivelohoy.com/author/leticia-espinosa El programa de Padres Mentores “es increíble, te cambia la vida de una manera única, invita a los padres a conocer mejor el… Continue

Parent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for fundingParent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for funding

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—http://chicago.suntimes.com/author/lfitzpatrick/ “Because of our work in the classrooms, partnering with teachers, principals and other parents, we learned that we all have something to share.… Continue

Power in NumbersPower in Numbers

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—Monday, March 16th, over 600 Parent Mentors from across Illinois communities will help kick-off the celebration at Northeastern Illinois University with the help of Illinois legislators State… Continue

U.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residentsU.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residents

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA in the Media—Lucy Gomez-Feliciano owns a house one block from the 606 and says her Logan Square Neighborhood Association is frustrated by what is seen as the unwillingness of the city and Trust for Public Land to… Continue

DACA RENEWAL: What you will need for us to help youDACA RENEWAL: What you will need for us to help you

Deferred Action Services (DACA)—To renew DACA with LSNA you need to call us* to connect to our services. (Because our resources are limited we will give priority to applicants who live in our neighborhood area.) See timetable to… Continue

04/07/15 Municipal Run-Off Election04/07/15 Municipal Run-Off Election

News—Voter registration 02/26/15 to March 10/15. Grace period registration and voting 03/11 to April 4. Early Voting 03/23/15 to 04/04/15.

Students Demand End To Harsh School Punishments (VIDEO)Students Demand End To Harsh School Punishments (VIDEO)

Youth, Education, LSNA in the Media—"Whose school? Our School!" Jairon Nunez representing LSNA speaks in support of Bill SB3004 to reform school discipline by reducing harsh punishments and eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline.

Teens take Neighborhood Newcomers on Tour of 'Real Logan Square'Teens take Neighborhood Newcomers on Tour of "Real Logan Square"

LSNA in the Media—The impact of violence is one of many community issues addressed by local students and youth organizers during Logan Square Neighborhood Association's second annual youth community tour Saturday… Continue

ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning 'The Ñ Beat' celebrates accomplishments of Latino Community - including LSNA's Abriendo Puertos.ABC 7's Emmy Award-winning 'The Ñ Beat' celebrates accomplishments of Latino Community - including LSNA's Abriendo Puertos.

Newsletters—"Abriendo Puertas...Logan Square Neighborhood Association was one of the first Chicago agencies to implement the program and the parents who've completed it say they've seen huge strides in their… Continue





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