Note: all names have been changed to protect the privacy of our clients.
In 1995, Mr. Arroyo--a legal permanent resident since 1990--sought the services of a notario to file a relative petition and green card application for his wife, despite the fact that spouses of legal permanent residents from Mexico have a two-year waiting period before they are eligible for a green card. Mrs. Arroyo was denied a green card because she had filed prematurely and was instructed by the notario to wait until she was eligible. Over the next year, Mrs. Arroyo returned to the notario's office several times to ask for updates,...
We at Latinos Progresando are very disappointed in the Supreme Court's split decision leaving in place the lower court ruling blocking the implementation of DAPA and expanded DACA. DAPA and expanded DACA would have helped keep millions of families together, allowing them to build secure and productive lives through the ability to work legally in the United States.
The current Supreme Court stalemate highlights why it is so crucial for all of us who can vote to do so this November, and we will continue to advocate for relief for immigrant families.
The Latinos Progresando’s Associates Board organized two successful events in 2015 to support the Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship Fund: the La Villita Comedy Show at Apollo’s 2000, hosted by Jaime de Leon, and a sold-out happy hour event at Revolution Brewery. Together with tickets sales, and contributions from individuals and sponsors the LP Associates Board was able to raise enough to provide scholarships to three aspiring students.
The 2015 Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholars were recognized at the Tomorrow’s Heroes Today event in June, where they each gave beautiful, inspiring testimony...
Posted by: Latinos Progresando
January 15, 2016
For the first time in 2015, Teatro Americano partnered with neighboring OPEN Center for the Arts to have access to its own rehearsal and performance space. This collaboration gave our performers the room to yell, dance, sing, and truly develop as artists...and it showed:
Forty young artists learning the basics of theater developed the skills to write, produce and perform three original scripts.
Teatro Americano also added a series of folkloric dance workshops, open to community members of all ages.
In May, Teatro Americano hosted a group of artists from Oaxaca, Mexico--a visit that culminated...
2015 was a groundbreaking year for the Marshall Square Resource Network. The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago made a long-term commitment to the neighborhood by selecting Marshall Square as a Live United Neighborhood Network, and Latinos Progresando to serve as the leader in driving the Network’s community-wide vision.
What followed was a year-long planning process and the development of four committees--three issue-based, and one administrative--culminating in a four-hour strategic planning session with leaders of more than a dozen organizations and the principals of every school in Marshall...