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 two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). After completing her doctorate, Dr. Perez Miller served as a teacher and administrator for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). For more than 30 years, Dr. Perez Miller educated youth in Pilsen and Little Village, advocated for increased bilingual education classes in CPS schools, and demanded increased assistance and resources for Latino children, particularly those with special needs. After retiring from CPS, Dr. Perez Miller taught bilingual education and educational policy classes at UIC and DePaul University.
In addition to being an educator, Dr. Perez Miller served as board president of the Latino Institute, a civil rights think tank that addressed Latino concerns in Chicago. She also served as a member of Senator Miguel Del Valle’s education committee and as a founding member of the Alivio Medical Center, which opened in 1989 to provide primary health care services to Latinos.
Dr. Perez Miller will be remembered by all who knew her as a passionate, compassionate, and fearless woman who focused herself fully on the success of Latino school children in the City of Chicago.
–The Illinois General Assembly
The completed application must be postmarked on or by April 21, 2017. The application is not considered complete unless the package contains all required items. Please remember that all items listed above must be submitted together. No documents will be accepted separately. Mail your application packet to:
C/O Scholarship Committee
3047 W Cermak Rd
Chicago, IL 60623
Latinos Progresando (LP) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of immigrants...
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