Posted by: Latinos Progresando
July 5, 2017
At Latinos Progresando’s inaugural One Community Breakfast in June, we had the distinct pleasure of announcing the two recipients of the 2017 Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship: Guadalupe Rendon-Guzman and Maybeth Gomez. Recipients of this scholarship undergo a rigorous selection process, overseen by Latinos Progresando’s Associate Board, with thorough applications and in-person interviews. Recipients are ultimately chosen on the basis of academic excellence, financial need, and demonstrated commitment to community service.
Our first 2017 scholarship...
Posted by: Latinos Progresando
May 17, 2017
In light of the rapidly changing environment for immigrants in our country, Latinos Progresando will be hosting the One Community Breakfast to support the increased demand for family-based immigration legal services.
The Breakfast program will feature a keynote presentation from Executive Director of the ACLU of Illinois, Colleen Connell, whose presentation will address post-inauguration issues affecting Chicago’s immigrant community. It will also include both the presentation of this year’s Progresando Award recipients, honoring their important work in our community, as well as the recognition...
Latinos Progresando (LP) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of immigrants and their families. In 1998, Luis Gutierrez founded LP and focused its efforts in Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. Latinos Progresando delivers high quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy and productive lives through immigration legal services, tuition assistance, coalition building, and arts and culture programming.
About Dr. Angela Perez Miller (1937-2007)
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Dr. Angela Perez Miller earned...
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,...
Since November 9th, Latinos Progresando’s offices have been flooded with calls and visits—people from all walks of life, wondering what they should be doing in light of the election results.
Deferred Action (DACA) recipients and the counselors, principals, and teachers who work with them are concerned about their future in the United States. Families are considering whether their best option is to pack up and return to their home countries. Parents are saying that they can’t celebrate the holidays this year—they need to save money in case of a major raid or deportation proceedings.