Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Summer programs updates

We are proud to congratulate Maria for earning the 
Fiesta del Sol Guadalupe A. Reyes Scholarship! 
Maria has participated in LOS Civic Engagement program, Writing Club, Scholarship Club, and volunteers at LOS helping young people. She is a leader in her community.

Follow our successes on Twitter using #youthinaction

The College Essay Club is coming to a close. After four weeks of intensive brainstorming and writing activities, youth are able to begin their college admission essays. 

And...our young people were inspired to consider a career choice during our
Be Who You Want To Be Parade
They took their chants to the streets, along East 63rd street, South Pulaski, and West 67th street to West Lawn Park. We'd like to thank the 13th Aldermanic Ward, the Chicago Fire Department, and all those who encouraged our youth to believe in their achievements. Thank you!

It's been a busy summer! 

Come out and celebrate with us and our families! 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Strategic Planning

Latino Organization of the Southwest participated in a strategic planning session.
Excellent Customer Service
Relevant Programming
Agency of Choice
Building Community
were some of the themes mentioned in the planning session.
Thank you to everyone who participated!


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Help Support LOS programs!

Enjoy a great meal while helping to support LOS programs.

Be sure to print out the image and take with you.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

LOS takes students to UIC for a tour

On Friday March 28, L.O.S sponsored a tour to UIC.  The students that attended represented four different schools: Catalyst Maria H.S, Argo Community H.S, Pathways H.S, and Richard J. Daley College, and the students’ academic range is from high school freshman to college freshman.

The students were attentive to the admissions presentation in which the presenter informed the students of the enrollment requirements such as the ACT scores, GPA’s, and Financial Aid responsibilities.

The students liked the information that was given to them; specially, because one student is thinking of going into Bio-engineering and UIC has the college that deals with that field.  After the information session, we were given a tour of the campus which lasted approximately forty-five minutes.  The area that all the students liked was the recreation center where there is a three-story rock-climbing wall and a swimming pool with a lazy river.  On a not-so-good note, all the eateries on campus were closed due to spring break; we did not have time to go out to eat lunch anywhere else because the bus pick-up time was close.  Next time we go to tour during spring break, we know to pack our lunch, oh well, lesson learned.

Overall, I believe it was a productive day in which we learned something new.

--Luis Munoz, Higher Education & Job Readiness Coordinator

Thursday, March 13, 2014

#CúbreteIL: La historia de Carlos

Get Covered Illinois. The deadline for the Marketplace approaches. Contact LOS for more info!


Friday, February 28, 2014

DREAMers can go to college

There are 1.5 million undocumented students under the age of 18 living in the United States, 65,000 graduate every year, most have lived in the US for most of their lives. One of the major challenges in obtaining a higher education faced by this population is the inability to apply for financial aid. 

On Thursday, February 20, 2014, LOS, in collaboration with Eric Solorio High School, presented a "DREAMers" Financial Aid workshop.  The main speaker was Ms. Leticia Moreno, a Financial Aid Officer from IIT University.

Undocumented students as well as parents were invited to listen to the information on how to successfully ingress into a Higher Education institution.  Ms. Moreno explained the process for enrollment and the different ways to achieve success in regards to acquiring institutional and private scholarships as well as student loans.  

Parents and students were very interested in the information that was provided, because there were many points of interest that the listeners learned.  

Ms. Alejandra Cabrera, from LOS, was also invited to speak on the process of how to apply for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) which should help students maneuver through the job market to find employment.

This workshop was a success, and because of it, more workshops will be presented in the near future.     

Luis Muñoz, Higher Education & Job Readiness Coordinator

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Latin Dance Fundraiser Event!

Join us for music, dance, and fun!
Celebrate Valentine's Day early and bring a guest.
Help support LOS programs.

Saturday, February 8, 2014
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Matli Dance Academy
4241 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60629
Doors open at 6:00pm
6:30PM - Dance Lessons --Must RSVP
7:30PM -- Dance Off
8:30PM--Open Dance
$10.00 Per Person
21 and over. No Children Allowed
Complimentary Beverage included.
Contact Elizabeth at 773-581-1900 or email at

Hope to see you there!