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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 make affordable housing safeguards part of the project.

LSNA Staff Lucy Gomez-Felicano and Lissette Moreno-Kuri selected for Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy.

Lucy Gomez-Feliciano and Lissette Moreno-Kuri selected to participate in prestigious Illinois Latino Nonprofit Leadership Academy.

Mildred Pagan, Lathrop Homes Community Activist, 1955-2014

Logan Square Neighborhood Association and the Lathrop Community will miss your leadership Mildred...you made a difference.

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

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 morning.

Parent Mentor Program Graduates Record Number Of Classroom Tutors

Largest-ever graduating class in the history of the Parent Mentor Program.

Thank you Parent Mentors. 2014 Graduation Video.

Thank you parent mentors for a job well done.  Congratulations on your Graduation.  See you next year!!

Logan Square Group Holds Vigil For Ames, Turns Spotlight On Kelvyn Park High

“They have to placate the public by letting them think they are going to talk this through, but they’ve already decided,’’ said Brian Brennan, a Kelvyn Park social studies teacher.

Future of Ames, Kelvyn Schools Focus of Logan Square Association Congress

If CPS chief executive officer Barbara Byrd Bennett "is committed to the students then she should be here,” Valasquez said. “We’re scared and skeptical — August is right around the corner and no one has a plan.”

CHA maneuvering on Lathrop Homes an unfortunate development

“It’s not the final step by any means,” Sahli (CHA Chief Housing Officer) said, adding that “there’s still lots of room for community discussion.”  But for those who have seen the CHA mow down its public housing stock without always making good on its promises, such assurances have an unsettling ring.

Residents of Bucktown, Roscoe Village fume as CHA vote on redevelopment plan nears

“There are not enough words or ways to describe how much of an insult this is to the community,” said Lissette Castañeda, co-chair of the housing and land use committee for the Logan Square Neighborhood Association.

M. Fishman Interested in Buying Logan Square's Milshire Hotel?

Daniel Laspata, co-chairman of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association's Housing and Land Use Committee, said the closing of the Milshire as an SRO and rising rents in Logan Square present a particular problem for the Milshire tenants.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky meets with Parent Mentors (Video)

LSNA Joanna Brown attended the meeting with U.S. Representative Jan Schakowski and parent mentors at Fairfield South in Niles, IL.

Vitale demand for proof of community support is met by Ames Referendum success (Video)

Parents and Ames Community leaders testified at the CPS Board meeting on Wednesday 03/15/14 after Referendum success asking David Vitale to reconsider plans to convert Ames to Military School.  69% of Voters said YES to SaveAmes.

Ames Referendum VICTORY Press Conference: 10am this morning at the Board of Ed

On March 18th Voters said YES to #SaveAmes.

Will CPS reverse itself on Ames Middle School?

When the votes were counted, it wasn't even close. The locals whupped Maldonado, winning roughly 69 percent of the votes.

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

"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 little ones' progress."

Power of parents: Event hosted by Education Lab and Road Map fosters ideas on engagement

On February 6, LSNA organizers Joanna Brown and Tami Love were in Seattle to speak about Logan Square's nationally recognized parent mentor program as part of an event hosted by Education Lab and Road Map.  

XA big part of Logan Square’s success has come from the organization being able to break through language and cultural barriers that can make parents and teachers apprehensive about working together. 

Lathrop Homes Redevelopment on Chicago Tonight (Video)

LSNA Preserve Lathrop resident leaders Miguel Suarez and Titus Kerby "believe the homes should be returned to the low-income residents who once filled the units."  

More than 100 immigration protesters cited after blocking downtown traffic (Video)

LSNA was here with three people participating in Civil Disobedience and fifty leaders there to support.  Up-up with Education. Down-down with Deportation.

Se militariza secundaria Ames en Logan Square (Univision Video 2:19)

Univision Coverage of Mayor Rahm Emanual's announcement of Militarization of Ames Middle School. Interviews with Maria de Jesus Garcia, Alondra Moreno Garcia, Emma Segura, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, ISBE Chairman Jesse Ruiz.  

Protections for renters in bank-owned buildings now in effect - Press Release

Keep Chicago Renting Ordinance could protect 10,000 families during first year.

La Escuela Ames Intermedia pertenece a la Comunidad! Pero el Alderman Maldonado otra vez está tratando de imponer la escuela Secundaria Marina Militar en el edificio de la escuela Ames.

Este Miércoles Julio 24, 2013 el alderman Maldonado va a pedir a CPS que pongan la escuela Militar en Ames al comienzo de este año escolar.

Llama a CPS ahora y diles que pongan un alto al Alderman Maldonado!

Ordinance Aims To “Keep Chicago Renting"

“We have been able to do a lot of outreach to homeowners and renters in Logan Square,” said Daniel La Spata, co-chair on housing and land use for LSNA. “In Logan Square a majority of the buildings under foreclosure are multi-unit buildings, so we have been able to do a lot of work with those tenants.”

COUNTDOWN to I Love Logan Square Party & Live Auction

TEN days til fun!!

Parent Mentor Program Celebrates Statewide Expansion, Urges Legislators To Continue Funding (Video)

"Trained parents are now incorporated into more than 400 classrooms across Illinois. Training is provided by 13 grassroots organizations, including founding organizations like the Logan Square Neighborhood Organization and Southwest Organizing Project."

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