Parent Engagement, Education, News—A group of angry Logan Square moms took their message of state legislators this week in the form of Dia de los Muertos altars.
Education, Parent Engagement, News, LSNA in the Media—Early childhood education piqued Jaqueline Espinal’s interest when her daughter started preschool at Darwin Elementary in Logan Square. She first pitched in as a volunteer, then became a parent… Continue
Education, News, LSNA in the Media—“It’s about making sure our bilingual-bicultural teachers, current and future, get the professional development and support they need,” says Lucy Gomez-Feliciano, who oversees the… Continue
Youth, Immigration, Education, LSNA in the Media—"After learning about the school to prison pipeline from my LSNA and V.O.Y.C.E experiences, I realized that there was a system that had pushed a lot of my friends out of school, and I was almost… Continue
Education, Parent Engagement, News, LSNA in the Media—Trained by LSNA's Parent Engagement Institute: Parent Mentor program starts its 2nd year in Charleston,West Virginia, sponsored by HOPE Community Development Corporation and West Virginia Healthy… Continue
Education, Youth, Parent Engagement, News, LSNA in the Media, Press Releases—The Bright Spots catalog features over 230 programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics.
Youth, Parent Engagement, Videos, Education, News, LSNA in the Media, News Archives—Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students on Tuesday returned to the classroom amid massive financial woes for the district: an expired teacher contract and a $480 million budget hole .
Education, Youth, Parent Engagement, News, LSNA in the Media, News Archives—"We have no college counselor," Sherilyn Flores, a 17-year-old senior, said outside the Hermosa neighborhood high school. "I'm more worried about college this year than any other senior would be."
Youth, Education—"...the district has kept pretty quiet about how it’s going about making changes to how special education is delivered."
Education—Consejales y padres de familia se quejan de los recortes realizados en escuelas de Logan Square.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 Engagement, Education, LSNA in the Media—"...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
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
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.
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
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
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
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).
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).
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
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."
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 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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Education, Youth, Affordable Housing, 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
Videos, Parent Engagement, Youth, Health & Open Space, LSNA in the Media—"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