About Us


Mission 

LSNA is a community-based organization advancing diversity, leader development, and models for engagement as the catalyst for social justice.

Overview

Statement of Work

To ensure that the voices of all Logan Square residents are heard, every piece of LSNA’s work is done in deep consultation and partnership with leaders in the community, including clergy, principals, teachers, parents, and other institution and neighborhood leaders. Forty-three community institutions including schools, churches, block clubs, and agencies are members of LSNA, engaging more than 2,000 people in organizing and supporting programs.  Additionally, LSNA is a leader in deep city- and state-wide coalitions in order to achieve our collective goals.

 This holistic approach results in strategic, consistent efforts toward ongoing community improvements including: lowering high school drop-out rates and increasing youth leadership; fostering parent engagement in neighborhood schools and creating community school partnerships; lowering home foreclosures and increasing access to affordable housing; helping children and families gain access to affordable health services; developing initiatives to make Logan Square a safer place to live while reaching out to families to prevent abuse of alcohol and drugs; making major new investments in retail space, green economic developments, and parks & open spaces; and finally, offering immigrants the tools to advance economically and become citizens.

LSNA directly serves over 7,000 adults and children through these various programs, and our organizing work impacts tens of thousands more.  In fact, as neighborhoods from across the nation and around the globe look to LSNA for replicable models of community leadership and development, Logan Square stands as a true example of how one community can transform the world.

Current Programs

Parent Mentors working daily in the classrooms of nine local public schools, directly impacting over 3,800 children.

A campaign to preserve the Chicago Housing Authority’s Lathrop Homes as public and affordable housing through historic rehabilitation.

The Parent Engagement Institute (PEI), which focuses on training and capacity building for Parent Mentor program replication.

The “Greater Logan Square Early Learning Coalition”, which is a future pipeline to Early Childhood careers for interested community residents.

Community Learning Centers in two local schools, which stay open until 6pm and provide more than 60 academic and arts education programs to students and their families.

Logan Square Grow Your Own Teachers Cohort, a university partnership with 37 local parents studying to be bilingual teachers and 23 certified graduates.

Leadership opportunities and restorative justice practices at the high school level.

An Immigration Team that works to assist local immigrant families to access legal services, apply for citizenship, DACA, and enroll in post-secondary education.

Recent Accomplishments

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