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Reportan graves problemas administrativos en escuela de Logan Square (Video)

Kelvyn Park High School Sophomore and LSNA Youth Leader Katy Penaloza spoke with Univision TV about the KPHS community plan created by youth, parents and teachers.

Dart calls for halt to illegal evictions

[Sheriff] Dart has ordered CHIProperties to stop threatening its renters and to stop misrepresenting the law...  “There is a process.  [Legally,] People have 90 days.”

Illegal Evictions Protest: Sheriff, Alderman Join Fight

"Mike Stanek, of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, led protesters in an attempt to meet with CHIProperties representatives, but they were refused admittance."

HUD seeking Letters of Support for historic preservation of Lathrop Homes

HUD seeking Letters of Support for historic preservation of the Lathrop Homes.

Green Exchange Receives Chicago Neighborhood Development Award

With help from the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Baum Development converted the old Cooper Lamp Factory into a bustling, LEED Platinum complex and made good on the promise to turn the vacant building into a vital business center.

Casa Guanajuato Parent Mentors

With money from the state, Casa Guanojuato in Moline is organizing the "Parent Mentor Program for Early Childhood Learning" based on an 18-year old program in Chicago.

Neighbors Oppose Military Academy

A Logan Square Neighborhood Association survey found that a vast majority of residents did not want a military school and preferred to keep a neighborhood school.

Lathrop plans: little preservation, big TIF

“We were never involved,”  said long-time resident Mary Thomas, a leader of the Lathrop Leadership Team.  “It’s fraudulent.”

Drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey says the union supports the campaign. He said getting a drivers license would make it easier for some families to get work. But it also would make the roads safer.

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LSNA Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Canvassing is Gearing Up.

LSNA will be working to Get Out the Vote.

Organizers and Legislators Band Together to Push for Driver’s License Reform at State Level

"Jennifer Velazquez, an organizer with Logan Square Neighborhood Association and student at Northeastern Illinois University, is one of the many youths that have lost a parent to ICE. Her father was detained by ICE when agents arrived at her family’s home in the early hours of Sept. 14 last year."

Education Nation: Latino parents break down barriers in Chicago schools

The main goal for LSNA is to open the door for parents and make them welcome in their children’s school. Brown says she hopes the program “provides the opportunity for parents to do meaningful work, help the students, help the teacher, learn about the teachers and form relationships with them.”

LSNA on NBC Today Show Education Nation - Video Interviews

Video interviews with: Joanna Brown (Logan Square Neighborhood Association); Dr. Charles Payne (Professor, University of Chicago); Patricia Lopez (Former parent mentor, now a bi-lingual teacher); Leticia Barrera (Education Organizer, LSNA); Rosa Rivera; Edwin Rivera (Principal, Monroe Elementary School); Audrey Navarro.

Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Nationally Recognized “Parent Mentor Program” To Be Featured on “Education Nation”

“Every time a new parent enters the Parent Mentor program,” says Logan Square Neighborhood Association leader and Monroe School parent coordinator Martha Juarez, “I think to myself, ‘that is one more family saved.’” 

Logan Square students get education in strike issues

'Freedom Camp' makes teaching moment of contract impasse, giving lessons in civics, democratic process

Logan Square Neighborhood Assoc to Launch Council to Prevent Closed-Door Decisions at the Board of Ed

LSNA is establishing the LSSFC in response to a recent Board of Education decision to remove students from Ames. Parents, teachers, and community members are concerned that enrollment at Ames will drop and are suspicious that the Board of Ed made the decision to make way for a closing or co-location.

Model Logan Square Program Wins Money to Keep Parents Tutoring

“We want to thank all these decision-makers for supporting this unique program that helps strengthen students, teachers, parents and community,” said Leticia Barrera, Education Organizer for the Logan Square Neighborhood Association. 

The Ultimate Empowerment Program for Parents

Immigrant parents in Chicago set a precedent for other districts with at-risk children and hesitant administrators.

"Que Viva"

Lissette Castaneda, a housing leader at LSNA, recalled Zapata’s origins in the NCP planning process and singled out staff and volunteers who went the extra mile to get it done.

“We have worked hard,” Castaneda said, and must continue to work hard “for the next 61 families” who need affordable housing. In that struggle, she said “we can look back to this shining light, so we will never have to doubt our power—the power of justice—ever again.”

Battle over proposed Walmart a flash point in Logan Square's future

Alderman has moved to block retailer from opening a 'neighborhood market.'

"[John McDermott] acknowledged the area could support "a new grocery store, maybe two," he said the families who have long called the neighborhood home aren't keen to see a Walmart store, either. The neighborhood association signed a letter supporting Moreno's position."

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