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  • 1. Hispanic Latino Coalition of Will and Grundy Counties
  • 2. Coalition’s BeginningNovember 14, 2001A meeting called of the Joliet Network Coalition to the Hispanic Community
  • 3. Latino Mission Statement Network BylawsCoalition Goals and Objectives 2002 501(c)3 Application
  • 4. Comite para el Desarollo Latino (CDL) 2002-2004 Mission Statement: The Committee for the Development of Latinos of Grundy County is a collaboration of individuals and agencies that advocate on behalf of Hispanics / Latinos in Grundy County. Bylaws / Leadership Structure Goals and Objectives Not-for-Profit Status
  • 5. CDL Actions Fundraisers at Immaculate Conception Parish Workshop by National Movement for Legalization and Immigrant Rights Meetings with Chief of Police and State’s Attorney regarding laws and other issues Meeting on Immigration Rights Annual participation Corn Festival Parade Attendance at state and national conferences Monetary & other support to Hispanic families
  • 6. Community Seminars:Immigration Rights and Responsibilities2003 Civil Rights Identification Card Employment Education Assistance/Services
  • 7. Name Change, Logo & Coalition Brochure In 2003, the Latino Network Coalition was renamed theHispanic Latino Coalition. A logo and brochure were designed.
  • 8. Executive BoardCoalition PresidentStructure Vice President Secretary Treasurer 5 At Large Members Coalition Members
  • 9. Presidents – Past & Present Carmi Frankovitch – Guardian Angel Home German Cutz – University of Illinois Monica Vasquez – Spanish Center David Valazquez – M and M Bank Bryan Schroeder - Boy Scouts of America
  • 10. Coalition Membership Agape Missions  Neighborhood Watch All Our Kids Network  Numark Credit Union Aunt Martha’s Youth Service Center Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will & Grundy  Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Boys Scouts of America  Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Catholic Charities  Project Max Childcare Resource & Referral  Regional Care Association City Center Physical Therapy Crisis Line of Will & Grundy Counties  Salvation Army Department of Human Services  Silver Cross Hospital Education Service Network  Spanish Center Equip for Equality Girl Scouts/Trailways Council  State Treasurer’s Office Great Lakes American Disabilities Act  Stepping Stones, Inc. Guardian Angel Home  United Way of Will County Homeless Education Program  University of Illinois Illinois Department of Human Services Illinois Coalitions for Community Services  University of St. Francis Joliet Junior College  Will County Center for Independent Living Joliet Mayor’s Committee  Will County Child Advocacy Center Joliet Police Department  Will County Council of Community Joliet Public School District #86 La Vox Latina Concerns LifeLink  Will County Health Department M & M Bank  Will County Legal Aid
  • 11. Fun, Food and Friends Summer CampSummer of 2004University of Illinois Extension-Will County worked with the HLC to conduct the first annual summer campSubsequent camps: 2005, 2006, 2007, 20092011 Collaboration with USF
  • 12. Community ForumsHeld in Joliet and MorrisTopics included: Improving Bilingual Services Forum Energy Forum on Utilities
  • 13. Mexican Consul GeneralApril 2005Meeting held for elected officials, government, agencies, schools, etc.Open forum held for community residents
  • 14. Consulado Movil Mexicano University of St. Francis
  • 15. Multi-Cultural Workshops2007Trained members of coalition as facilitators in BaFa BaFa and To Tell the TruthConducted processes at University of St. Francis faculty inservice
  • 16. ConsuladoMexicano 2008 – HLC presented over 7,000 signatures petitioning for aMexican Consulate office in Joliet
  • 17. Open HousesConducted in 2008Held in both Joliet and MorrisData gathered about the needs of the Latino community from both service providers and residents
  • 18. HLCOpen House Morris, Illinois
  • 19. HLC Receives AwardHispanic Latino Coalitionreceived the Paul Simon Award forOutstanding CommunityCommittee at the 2008 Paul SimonCommunity Service Coalition
  • 20. HLC Social May 2010
  • 21. Teens,Partying and the Law• Translated into Spanish in November 2009 •300 copies printed and disseminated•Funding provided by the Southwest Coalition for Substance Abuse Issues
  • 22. HLC Scholarship ProgramBeginning in 2009, funding was provided by Silver Cross Foundation for Hispanic/Latino students enrolled at Joliet Township High School District #204 or enrolled in college.Student must explain family background, personal interest, plan of study and why they want to further their education.Selections are based on student’s overall academic progress, extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and participation in community activities.
  • 23. Silver Cross FoundationAwards Scholarship Fundingto Hispanic Latino Coalition
  • 24. 2009 Scholarship Recipients
  • 25. 2010 Scholarship Recipients
  • 26. 2011 Scholarship Recipients
  • 27. Not-for-Profit Status501(c)3 application completed and submitted October 2009Status awarded December 6, 2009Now accepting donations
  • 28. CADCA TrainingOctober 2009Five members attended 2-day Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America trainingData collected on substance abuseLogic model underway
  • 29. Focus and Future
  • 30. HLC VisionThe vision of the HispanicLatino Coalition is for acommunity where HispanicLatino members can achievetheir full potential withoutexclusion.
  • 31. HLC MissionIn order to achieve our vision, theMission of the Hispanic LatinoCoalition is to developcollaborative partnerships toincrease access to information,resources, and services for theHispanic Latino community.
  • 32. Goals & Objectives1. Increase educational opportunities for the Latino community Increase scholarship funds for youth by 100% Identify and promote ESL/bilingual classes
  • 33. Goals & Objectives2. Increase the funding base of the HLC Develop a web site capable of accepting donations Establish a grant writing committee that will strategically seek funding opportunities
  • 34. Goals & Objectives3. Increase the number of members actively involved in the HLC Identify and recruit new members Contact and recruit past members Offer educational opportunities to attract and retain members
  • 35. Substance Abuse Assessment•The purpose of the assessment is to gather informationon the impact of substance abuse among Latino youth inJoliet.•Information will be gathered from archival data as wellas from one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders.•A final summary of the assessment data will bepresented to the HLC by January 2012.•Data will be used to plan more effective programmingfor Joliet Hispanic youth.
  • 36. Scholarship FundraiserFirst Annual HLC Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Fundraiser EventMay 6, 2011Azteca de Oro, Joliet, Illinois
  • 37. 1 Annual stScholarship Celebration
  • 38. FundraisingThe Future Summer Camp for the Increased Involvement in HLC Grundy County Growth in Membership New Opportunities for Youth and Community
  • 39. “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough toinclude the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” ~ Cesar Chavez