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Logan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single School
“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…
En Chicago, vecinos no se quieren ir de su barrio
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…
Why are Latino teachers such a minority in CPS?
“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…
RESIDENTS NEAR 606 TRAIL WORRY ABOUT HIGH TAXES
"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.
Parent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher Support
"...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…
Eyes on the Street: The Bloomingdale Trail Is Almost Ready for Its Close-Up
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 neighbors
"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 Fears
“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…
Vecinos de Logan Square dicen ‘no’ a recortes
Los recortes [del Gobierno Rauner] obligarían a organizaciones como LSNA a cerrar programas como el que asiste a inmigrantes a obtener la ciudadanía estadounidense y…
Local Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 Gentrification
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…
Piden control de impuestos de propiedad en Logan Square
En el congreso numero 43 de la Asociación de Vecinos de Logan Square, líderes de la comunidad piden a legisladores crear una póliza que frene el incremento de impuestos de…
Logan Square's 53rd Annual Community Congress is Set for Saturday
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…
Everything You Need to Know About the First Mega Mall Development Meeting
Comments from Logan Square Neighborhood Association Housing and Land Use co-chair Daniel LaSpata received some of the most raucous cheers of the night [...] "We would encourage the alderman and the…
Coalitions (quietly) Score Pair of Housing Wins
"LSNA pushed for passage of a strengthened ARO," Aardema said, "and now wants the city to broaden the kinds of developments subsidized by its trust fund so as to help hundreds of 'ma and pa' owners…
Former Max Gerber site: United Logan Square voices question Moreno's process for Buono development
"Any community process needs to be transparent, open and accessible," says Daniel La Spata, a Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) Board of Directors member and Co-Chair of the Housing and…
Parents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor Program
“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 Waitlist
"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…
Parents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his way
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)
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…
Parent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for funding
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.…
Power in Numbers
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…
U.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residents
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…
Students Demand End To Harsh School Punishments (VIDEO)
"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.
Biblical Procession Planned in Protest for Lathrop Homes Saturday
Current and former residents of the Lathrop Homes are expected to join the procession, along with religious and community leaders. The event will begin at New Life Community Church, 2958 N. Damen…
Pilot program to train Seattle parents for larger role at school
Parents wishing for a larger role in their children’s schools may get the chance through a pilot program in Seattle that will train 20 volunteers as classroom aides.

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