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¿Qué pasará si hay huelga de maestros en Chicago?¿Qué pasará si hay huelga de maestros en Chicago?

Videos, Parent Engagement, Education—Ana Centeno y Leticia Barrera llegaron a mostrar solidaridad con los maestros de las es cuelas públicas de Chicago, recaudando firmas para exigir una negociación ahora.

Chicago students heading home from Standing RockChicago students heading home from Standing Rock

Immigration, Youth, Education—"There were lots of hugs, gift giving and a few tears as we said goodbye to Standing Rock and our hosts at the Lower Brule camp. LSNA students had a better night's sleep because the weather warmed… Continue

CPS says schools will remain open if teachers walk outCPS says schools will remain open if teachers walk out

Parent Engagement, Education, Noticias—"Enough of blaming our teachers, enough of making our children's education a political game" said Ana Centeno, a CPS parent and member of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association." "The fight… Continue

Parent Power: Community Organizing as a Parent Engagement StrategyParent Power: Community Organizing as a Parent Engagement Strategy

Parent Engagement, Education, Noticias—Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Chicago In 1995, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) in Chicago developed a program in conjunction with principals and teachers to engage… Continue

Dual language programs to expand, but fears over money lingerDual language programs to expand, but fears over money linger

Youth, Parent Engagement, Noticias, Education—"Leticia Barrera, a Logan Square Neighborhood Association education organizer, says parents from nine area schools worked for two years, surveying other parents about their interest in dual language… Continue

Gentrification how it's affecting residents in Logan SquareGentrification how it's affecting residents in Logan Square

Youth, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Videos, Health & Open Space, Noticias, Lathrop, Affordable Housing—ADELANTE-Gentrification how it`s affecting residents in Logan Square

Exigen fondos para mantener ‘Padres Mentores’Exigen fondos para mantener ‘Padres Mentores’

Parent Engagement, Videos, Noticias, Education—Exigen fondos para mantener ‘Padres Mentores’ Más de 600 padres de graduaron el día de hoy del programa Padres Mentores y le exigen a los legisladores que los hagan… Continue

Local teacher finds success after parent mentor programLocal teacher finds success after parent mentor program

Lea el Diario de LSNA—Her attitude changed when she joined the Parent Mentors program through the Logan Square Neighborhood Association to volunteer at her children’s school. “It empowered me, giving me the… Continue

Journey of the Rockets (LSNA)Journey of the Rockets (LSNA)

Videos, Youth, Education—We would like to share with you this video of the LSNA programs that take place in after school at McAuliffe Elementary School.

The 606 trail, a study in contrasts, celebrates its first birthdayThe 606 trail, a study in contrasts, celebrates its first birthday

Youth, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, Noticias, Lathrop—"We're at a point where we've lost families, but we don't want to keep losing any more. So I think if we stabilize the amount of property taxes or rent prices to keep everyone where they are right… Continue

Marching against gentrification, Pell grants for dual enrollment, being black at elite high schools, principals’ group electionMarching against gentrification, Pell grants for dual enrollment, being black at elite high schools, principals’ group election

Education, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, Noticias, Lathrop—Hundreds marched on Tuesday to protest gentrification in Logan Square along the 606 trail, which they say is contributing to declines in neighborhood school enrollment. "I'm a parent against… Continue

Marchers take to the 606 trail to protest gentrificationMarchers take to the 606 trail to protest gentrification

Affordable Housing, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Lathrop, Noticias, Lea el Diario de LSNA—The Logan Square Neighborhood Association, a community group which organized the march, offered proposals on how to keep residents from having to move. “If we’re going to keep working… Continue

Hundreds March on The 606 Over GentrificationHundreds March on The 606 Over Gentrification

Education, Youth, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, Noticias, Lathrop, Lea el Diario de LSNA—Hundreds of people marched along The 606 Tuesday night in a protest against gentrification. The march was organized to draw attention to the rising cost of living along the relatively new trail,… Continue

Parents, students, teachers mobilize at the Logan Square Eagle on the way to downtown rally.Parents, students, teachers mobilize at the Logan Square Eagle on the way to downtown rally.

Youth, Parent Engagement, Education, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa—'Get up, get down, Chicago is a union town!'...Logan Square backs CTU in April 1 events... Parents, students, teachers mobilize at the Logan Square Eagle on the way to downtown rally...

Group protests number of low-income units in planned Lathrop redevelopmentGroup protests number of low-income units in planned Lathrop redevelopment

Affordable Housing, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Lathrop, Noticias, Noticias Anteriores—"Groups that included the Chicago Housing Initiative, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and leaders from several churches rallied at the Lathrop complex at West Diversey Parkway and North… Continue

CTU President Addresses Parent Mentor ConventionCTU President Addresses Parent Mentor Convention

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—Union President Karen Lewis who said, “parent mentors your daily work in the classrooms is very valuable” … Continue

Lewis to CPS parents: April 1 CTU action ‘like an extra holiday’Lewis to CPS parents: April 1 CTU action ‘like an extra holiday’

Education, Parent Engagement, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa—“We are all being held hostage by a governor who doesn’t want to work for us,” Lewis told the crowd at the Logan Square Neighborhood Association’s Parent Mentor celebration… Continue

Compañías encuentran tácticas para evadir vivienda asequibleCompañías encuentran tácticas para evadir vivienda asequible

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Youth, Affordable Housing, Lathrop, LSNA en la Prensa—Además de construir proyectos residenciales extremadamente costosos, algunas compañías podrían estar evadiendo aspectos importantes de la Ordenanza de Requisitos… Continue

ONXRT Vol 17 Benefits Parent Mentors – Learn More!ONXRT Vol 17 Benefits Parent Mentors – Learn More!

Parent Engagement, Education, Noticias—"They build stronger communities inside and outside of those schools."

Lessons in learning Tackling educational challenges around the worldLessons in learning Tackling educational challenges around the world

Youth, Immigration, Parent Engagement, Noticias, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—"The example of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association could teach people in Iraq how to increase community engagement and reduce school segregation along ethnic or religious lines."

'We're Strangers in Our Own Land': Protesters Decry Humboldt Park Mansions'We're Strangers in Our Own Land': Protesters Decry Humboldt Park Mansions

Youth, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, Noticias, Lathrop—"Our taxes are going up and our paychecks are staying the same," said Juan Media, who's lived in Humboldt Park for 30 years. "We will be forced to sell if we haven't been already. My neighbors that… Continue

Anuncio de la Corte Suprema “nos da una esperanza que no teníamos”Anuncio de la Corte Suprema “nos da una esperanza que no teníamos”

Parent Engagement, Immigration, Noticias—La decisión del martes de la Corte fue recibida con beneplácito por residentes y organizaciones pro inmigrantes, aunque otros sectores no la aceptan.

'We've Been Pushed Out,' Logan Square Teens Protest Gentrification'We've Been Pushed Out,' Logan Square Teens Protest Gentrification

Affordable Housing, Youth, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Lathrop, LSNA en la Prensa, Lea el Diario de LSNA—"We've been pushed out of our neighborhoods," said Eduardo Cordero, 16."Do you think these buildings are meant for people who've lived here for a long time?"

Protest Against Logan Square GentrificationProtest Against Logan Square Gentrification

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Videos, Youth, Noticias, Affordable Housing—Youth join with Grassroots Illinois Action to speak out against proposed Logan Square development along The 606 trail that could displace longtime residents. This program was recorded by Chicago… Continue

Mega Mall Redevelopment Passes Biggest HurdleMega Mall Redevelopment Passes Biggest Hurdle

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, Noticias—"John McDermott, of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, argued against the plan. He called affordable housing "the fundamental existential issue" for Logan Square, with "a certain demographic"… Continue

Piden un alto a los desplazamientos en el vecindario de Logan SquarePiden un alto a los desplazamientos en el vecindario de Logan Square

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Videos, Youth, Noticias, Affordable Housing—"Members of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association said they are meeting with Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) to discuss ways to keep longtime area residents in Logan Square".

Logan Square Moms Build Dia de los Muertos Altars to Protest Budget CutsLogan Square Moms Build Dia de los Muertos Altars to Protest Budget Cuts

Parent Engagement, Education, Noticias—A group of angry Logan Square moms took their message of state legislators this week in the form of Dia de los Muertos altars.

City Colleges consolidation stirs concern about enrollment in child development programsCity Colleges consolidation stirs concern about enrollment in child development programs

Education, Parent Engagement, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa—Early childhood education piqued Jaqueline Espinal’s interest when her daughter started preschool at Darwin Elementary in Logan Square. She first pitched in as a volunteer, then became a parent… Continue

Colleges team up to help early childhood workers get degreesColleges team up to help early childhood workers get degrees

Education, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa—“It’s about making sure our bilingual-bicultural teachers, current and future, get the professional development and support they need,” says Lucy Gomez-Feliciano, who oversees the… Continue

Meet 'Generation All' Steering Committee Member and Intern, Jesus VelazquezMeet "Generation All" Steering Committee Member and Intern, Jesus Velazquez

Youth, Immigration, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—"After learning about the school to prison pipeline from my LSNA and V.O.Y.C.E experiences, I realized that there was a system that had pushed a lot of my friends out of school, and I was almost… Continue

West Side parents aid teachers, learn skills in expanding programWest Side parents aid teachers, learn skills in expanding program

Education, Parent Engagement, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa—Trained by LSNA's Parent Engagement Institute: Parent Mentor program starts its 2nd year in Charleston,West Virginia, sponsored by HOPE Community Development Corporation and West Virginia Healthy… Continue

White House recognizes LSNA's comprehensive education programs as a national 'Bright Spot' in educational excellence for Hispanics.White House recognizes LSNA's comprehensive education programs as a national "Bright Spot" in educational excellence for Hispanics.

Education, Youth, Parent Engagement, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa, Press Releases—The Bright Spots catalog features over 230 programs, models, organizations and initiatives that are supporting and investing in the educational attainment of Hispanics.

At Kelvyn Park High School, it's back to school with fewer teachersAt Kelvyn Park High School, it's back to school with fewer teachers

Youth, Parent Engagement, Videos, Education, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa, Noticias Anteriores—Hundreds of thousands of Chicago Public Schools students on Tuesday returned to the classroom amid massive financial woes for the district: an expired teacher contract and a $480 million budget hole .

Beachwood Reporter:  Cuts to Kelvyn Park High SchoolBeachwood Reporter: Cuts to Kelvyn Park High School

Education, Youth, Parent Engagement, Noticias, LSNA en la Prensa, Noticias Anteriores—"We have no college counselor," Sherilyn Flores, a 17-year-old senior, said outside the Hermosa neighborhood high school. "I'm more worried about college this year than any other senior would be."

CPS budget cuts hit special education studentsCPS budget cuts hit special education students

Youth, Education—"...the district has kept pretty quiet about how it’s going about making changes to how special education is delivered."

Protestas en contra de recortes de cpsProtestas en contra de recortes de cps

Education—Consejales y padres de familia se quejan de los recortes realizados en escuelas de Logan Square.

Logan Square Community Rallies Against Local School Budget Cuts (VIDEO)Logan Square Community Rallies Against Local School Budget Cuts (VIDEO)

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—Leaders with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, which organized the rally, said 10 of the group's partner public schools face a combined $4.7 million in budget cuts for the upcoming school… Continue

Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'Protesters Demand CPS, Mayor Halt Cuts, Ask 'Rich to Pay Their Fair Share'

Affordable Housing, Education, Youth, Noticias, Lathrop, LSNA en la Prensa—“Our school budgets are getting chopped at the same time families are struggling to stay in their community," said Jennifer Velazquez, a Kelvyn Park High School graduate and local school… Continue

Wicker Park, Bucktown Home Values Spike After Bloomingdale Trail OpensWicker Park, Bucktown Home Values Spike After Bloomingdale Trail Opens

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—The Logan Square Neighborhood Association, for example, has been pushing Berrios's office to support property tax abatement measures or even offer exemptions to longtime homeowners.

RESIDENTS NEAR 606 TRAIL WORRY ABOUT HIGH TAXESRESIDENTS NEAR 606 TRAIL WORRY ABOUT HIGH TAXES

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—"There's always the fear that when the assessment comes, my family might not be able to pay the mortgage on the house," said Jennifer Velazquez, 21, has lived in Logan Square her entire life.

En Chicago, vecinos no se quieren ir de su barrioEn Chicago, vecinos no se quieren ir de su barrio

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—Según la organización Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), uno de las agrupaciones que organiza a los vecinos, los edificios en el área son propiedad de familias de… Continue

Logan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single SchoolLogan Square Sees $4M in Slashed CPS Funds -- $1.6M at a Single School

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—“One of the major cuts will probably be teachers,” said Jennifer Velasquez, a 21-year-old Kelvyn Park High School graduate, Logan Square Neighborhood Association youth organizer and Logan… Continue

Why are Latino teachers such a minority in CPS?Why are Latino teachers such a minority in CPS?

Education, LSNA en la Prensa—“I am a proud graduate of Chicago Public Schools and I can honestly say that … I did not have any Latino teachers,” said Cristina Pacione-Zayas, education director at the nonprofit… Continue

Parent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher SupportParent mentoring program highlighted... Antidote to Cynicism: Parent Mentoring Program Graduates 603 Parent Mentors for in-Classroom Student/Teacher Support

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—"...to have a Parent Mentor in their classroom is 33 cents per hour, less than $1.00 a day, while keeping administrative costs down: the administration of the statewide program is 5%, and local… Continue

Eyes on the Street: The Bloomingdale Trail Is Almost Ready for Its Close-UpEyes on the Street: The Bloomingdale Trail Is Almost Ready for Its Close-Up

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—As property taxes and rents rise, many longtime Humboldt Park residents have said they’re worried about being priced out of their neighborhoods

606 trail inspires excitement, fear from neighbors606 trail inspires excitement, fear from neighbors

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—"Even this past Friday, as I sat at my window, as I looked at the for-sale signs, it came to mind, six months from today, my immediate block could look different, unrecognizable," Ramirez said.

LSNA Addresses 606 Gentrification FearsLSNA Addresses 606 Gentrification Fears

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Youth, Immigration, Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Open Space, LSNA en la Prensa—“I live eight houses away from the elevated train track where the 606 will be, and I’m already starting to see some changes. It’s going to attract a lot of people, so how can I be a… Continue

Local Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 GentrificationLocal Officials Address Logan Square Neighbors' Fears of 606 Gentrification

606 Bloomingdale Trail, Immigration, Parent Engagement, Education, Affordable Housing, Health & Open Space, LSNA en la Prensa—In a brief keynote address at the end of the event, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle didn't reference any specific policy action but echoed the importance of affordable housing, of which… Continue

Logan Square's 53rd Annual Community Congress is Set for SaturdayLogan Square's 53rd Annual Community Congress is Set for Saturday

Health & Open Space, Youth, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios and recently elected Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo, Jr. will be on hand to lead a discussion on how to stabilize the neighborhood around the Bloomingdale Trail… Continue

Different Drummers: Teens Talk ImmigrationDifferent Drummers: Teens Talk Immigration

Immigration, Youth—Hear from teen leaders: Jesus Velazquez (Kelvyn Park High School/LSNA leader/JFON volunteer ), Fhernanda Avila (JFON volunteer), and Jonathan Guerra (Humboldt Park United Methodist Church member).

Parents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor ProgramParents, Illinois Legislators Celebrate 20 Years of Parent Mentor Program

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—“The Parent Mentor Program is one that completely changed my life,” said Monica Espinosa , parent leader with Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA).

Rahm Emanuel's Housing Agency Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive WaitlistRahm Emanuel's Housing Agency Sitting On Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars With Massive Waitlist

Affordable Housing, Lathrop, LSNA en la Prensa—"The Chicago Housing Authority's waitlist tops 280,000, with a sizable portion of the city's population hoping for a shot at affordable housing. Ninety-seven percent of the people receiving housing… Continue

Parents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his wayParents fear loss of school volunteers if Rauner has his way

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—Mama’s right up stairs. Attendance goes up. Homework help goes up. Grades go up. Parents, teachers and the community start to learn to work together."

‘Rauner, deja en paz a Padres Mentores’ (VIDEO & Articulo)‘Rauner, deja en paz a Padres Mentores’ (VIDEO & Articulo)

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—http://www.vivelohoy.com/author/leticia-espinosa El programa de Padres Mentores “es increíble, te cambia la vida de una manera única, invita a los padres a conocer mejor el… Continue

Parent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for fundingParent Mentors celebrate 20 years in schools — but fight for funding

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—http://chicago.suntimes.com/author/lfitzpatrick/ “Because of our work in the classrooms, partnering with teachers, principals and other parents, we learned that we all have something to share.… Continue

Power in NumbersPower in Numbers

Parent Engagement, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—Monday, March 16th, over 600 Parent Mentors from across Illinois communities will help kick-off the celebration at Northeastern Illinois University with the help of Illinois legislators State… Continue

U.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residentsU.S. urban park makeovers - boon and bane for residents

Health & Open Space, 606 Bloomingdale Trail, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—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… Continue

DACA RENEWAL: What you will need for us to help youDACA RENEWAL: What you will need for us to help you

Deferred Action Services (DACA)—To renew DACA with LSNA you need to call us* to connect to our services. (Because our resources are limited we will give priority to applicants who live in our neighborhood area.) See timetable to… Continue

04/07/15 Municipal Run-Off Election04/07/15 Municipal Run-Off Election

Noticias—Voter registration 02/26/15 to March 10/15. Grace period registration and voting 03/11 to April 4. Early Voting 03/23/15 to 04/04/15.

Students Demand End To Harsh School Punishments (VIDEO)Students Demand End To Harsh School Punishments (VIDEO)

Youth, Education, LSNA en la Prensa—"Whose school? Our School!" Jairon Nunez representing LSNA speaks in support of Bill SB3004 to reform school discipline by reducing harsh punishments and eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline.

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

Education, Youth, Affordable Housing, LSNA en la Prensa—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… Continue

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