Board member named as one of the “40 Latinos under 40” in Negocios Now

Joining in 2014, Jose Prado has been a highly dedicated member of Centro Romero's board of directors.  Originally a director, his work as vice president, relationship manager in Commercial Banking for Associated Bank and his previous work with PNC Bank has made him a natural to join a more committed role as Treasurer of Centro Romero's Board of Directors, a role which he holds today. This February, Negocios Now listed Mr. Prado as one of the illustrious "40 Latinos Under 40," a title he shares with the likes of those in government, business, politics, sports and ...

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Solidarity Soup | Chefs Supporting Immigrant Communities

Over twenty chefs at upscale restaurants have organized to support immigrants and refugees for a one-day fundraising event. Solidarity Soup has selected Centro Romero and two other immigrant serving agencies to receive the receipts from the final sales of soups on Tuesday, March 7. Through their website at SolidaritySoup.org prepaid purchases (by March 1st) will receive two pints of soup with three distribution points of the soups to be determined in Downtown, Lincoln Park, and Wicker Park on March 7th. Further details may be found at http://solidaritysoup.org/ . C...

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Verizon awards $7,500 to Centro Romero for HopeLine

On Thursday, November 17th, Verizon awarded Centro Romero a contribution of $7,500 in the name of  their HopeLine initiative.  Steve Van Dinter, Public Relations Manager - Great Lakes Market for Verizon and members and volunteers from Centro Romero's domestic violence department hold the check. HopeLine from Verizon collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries, chargers and accessories in any condition from any service provider to benefit victims and survivors of domestic violence. Donated phones are then turned into valuable resources for nonprofit ...

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Legal office closed 11/14-11/19

Due to training for our legal staff, our legal office will be closed from Monday, November 14th to Saturday, November 19th.  We will reopen November 21st.

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Futsal Fright Night – Friday, October 28th

Join Centro Romero for our 2016 Dia de los Muertos and Halloween festival, "Futsal Fright Night" on Friday, October 28th.   Starting at 6pm, our festivities will be held at Chicago Futsal Academy, 6122 N. Clark St.  An indoor futsal soccer field for the kids, food supplied by members of the Centro Romero community, costume contests and more! Chicago Futsal Academy has a bar with drinks for sale. Tickets are $5 each at the door.  Families with 3 or more pay $15.  All proceeds go to fund the dedicated work of Centro Romero.  The evening ends at 10pm. ...

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Healthy Bodies, Minds and Communities – Recap of our 2016 Annual Event

"Healthy Bodies • Minds and Communities," Centro Romero's annual gala on September 22nd, was hosted by reporter Emily Florez of NBC 5 Chicago and was a great success inside the Walnut Room of the The Loop's beautiful Hotel Allegro.   The evening proceeded with an introduction by Centro Romero's Board President, Sandra Arellano introducing Jason Lunderman, Government Affairs Manager for Comcast, one of Centro Romero's Platinum Sponsors for the gala. With Jason's introduction, our keynote speech was presented by President and CEO of Erie Family Medical Center, Dr. Lee ...

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Temporary Protected Status forms starting July 8th

Centro Romero is filing out TPS forms every Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00pm. The registration goes from July 8 to September 3, 2016. The permit is for 18 months. If you would like more information call us at 773-508-5300. Usted puede renovar su permiso de trabajo tiene que aplicar del 8 de Julio 2016, a Septiembre 3, 2016 ya que su aplicación tienen que estar en inmigración antes del 6 de Septiembre. Para más información llame a 773-508-5300.  

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ABC 7 Chicago visits Centro Romero regarding the budget stalemate

On Thursday, June 2nd, ABC 7 Chicago's Sarah Schulte visited Centro Romero. With the Illinois state budget stalemate, Centro Romero has had to deal with the consequences of the impasse with layoffs, furloughs, closing of property that aided the organization, and having to rely out of our volunteers who have been giving their time out of the goodness of their heart. Read the full story on ABC7Chicago.com

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Beware of fake diploma sites!

The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against two online websites regarding the sale of fake diplomas.  These sites have claimed that by supplying them with between $130 and $250 you will receive a degree and many of their recipients have gone on to successful jobs. THIS IS FALSE. Sites like this are scams and are being cracked down on a daily basis by the government.  Read more about this scam at the Federal Trade Commission's website.

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Recap of “Empowering Our Youth Leaders,” the Centro Romero annual event

Centro Romero’s annual fundraising event, Empowering Our Youth Leaders, was a spectacular benefit on Thursday, September 24th.  On a beautiful fall evening in the Boulevard Room of the Hilton Chicago, meteorologist Maricela Vazquez of Telemundo Chicago was the Master of Ceremonies for the fundraising effort to support Centro Romero’s youth program which has had severe cuts to the Youth Department’s funding since the budget impasse put in place by Illinois’ Governor Bruce Rauner.  Members of Chicago’s business communities, professionals in the field of law, ...

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