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
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
Community Seminars:Immigration Rights and Responsibilities2003 Civil Rights Identification Card Employment Education Assistance/Services
Name Change, Logo & Coalition Brochure In 2003, the Latino Network Coalition was renamed theHispanic Latino Coalition. A logo and brochure were designed.
Executive BoardCoalition PresidentStructure Vice President Secretary Treasurer 5 At Large Members Coalition Members
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
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
Fun, Food and Friends Summer CampSummer of 2004University of Illinois Extension-Will County worked with the HLC to conduct the first annual summer campSubsequent camps: 2005, 2006, 2007, 20092011 Collaboration with USF
Community ForumsHeld in Joliet and MorrisTopics included: Improving Bilingual Services Forum Energy Forum on Utilities
Mexican Consul GeneralApril 2005Meeting held for elected officials, government, agencies, schools, etc.Open forum held for community residents
Consulado Movil Mexicano University of St. Francis
Multi-Cultural Workshops2007Trained members of coalition as facilitators in BaFa BaFa and To Tell the TruthConducted processes at University of St. Francis faculty inservice
ConsuladoMexicano 2008 – HLC presented over 7,000 signatures petitioning for aMexican Consulate office in Joliet
Open HousesConducted in 2008Held in both Joliet and MorrisData gathered about the needs of the Latino community from both service providers and residents
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
HLC Scholarship ProgramBeginning 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.
HLC VisionThe vision of the HispanicLatino Coalition is for acommunity where HispanicLatino members can achievetheir full potential withoutexclusion.
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.
Goals & Objectives1. Increase educational opportunities for the Latino community Increase scholarship funds for youth by 100% Identify and promote ESL/bilingual classes
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
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
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.
Scholarship FundraiserFirst Annual HLC Cinco de Mayo Scholarship Fundraiser EventMay 6, 2011Azteca de Oro, Joliet, Illinois
FundraisingThe Future Summer Camp for the Increased Involvement in HLC Grundy County Growth in Membership New Opportunities for Youth and Community
“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