Protected: October Staff Newsletter

Adult Education: Provides instruction in English Language Acquisition, GED, Spanish Literacy, Computer, Citizenship, and workforce developments to adults. We offer bridge courses and Career Foundations courses to people who are interested in continuing education. We have been reporting on the first quarter for our grants (SOS, ICCB). We are finalizing the audit for ICCB and the quarterly reports are due on October 30. We had registration from 10/16-10/20 and the first day of class for our Fall 2 session was 10/23. We currently have classes 9:30-12:30, 12:30-2:30, and ...

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Want to register for Adult Education classes?

Our registration week for ALL Adult Education classes is through October 16-21. Centro Romero's Adult Education department is open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 6 pm, Friday 9 am – 4 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 12 pm for new registrations. See the class schedule for a detailed list of all the classes Centro Romero offers! Centro Romero Adult Education Class Schedule* Morning and Afternoon Schedule Class Name Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday English Language Acquisition, Levels 1-4 9:30-12:30 9:30-12:30 9:30-12:30 9:30-12:30...

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On DACA renewal deadline, recipients call on Congress to pass legislation

By Stacey Baca Thursday, October 05, 2017 CHICAGO (WLS) -- Thursday was the last day for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to renew their applications. DACA renewals had to be received and processed by October 5th, not just postmarked. DACA offers protection from deportation for undocumented children who came to the United States with their parents. Susana Salgado, an instructor who teaches citizenship classes at Centro Romero on the far North Side, said her own legal status was on her mind Thursday. "I got my letter ...

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Thank you to all that came to Resilience: Building Our Community

  Resilience: Building Our Community was a smashing success for Centro Romero this year.  Hosted by Telemundo's Karla Leal, the evening included reception, silent auction, dinner, and a keynote speech by Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss. Centro Romero’s prestigious Monsignor Romero Award was presented to Father Manuel Dorantes for his incredible work with the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and our Community Leadership Award was presented to Alma Rodriguez, the Program Director for The Chicago Community Trust. Centro Romero would also ...

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Resilience: Building Our Community – Centro Romero’s 2017 Annual Event

Thursday, September 21st, Centro Romero presents our annual gala event: Resilience: Building our Community.  Since 1984, Centro Romero has been instrumental in helping newcomers integrate into the communities based around Chicago and the Midwest. In the last decade alone our organization has been able to assist 115,000 individuals with services ranging from youth development, legal services, domestic violence prevention, adult education, and healthcare. For over 30 years, Centro Romero’s influence on the aid of immigrants and refugees has always been our ...

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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, ...

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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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