El Pueblo Canta 2018 recap

  On April 14th, Centro Romero was proud to again be a part of the El Pueblo Canta concert, this time in its 10th year.  Held at the Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ, this event provides support for the CRLN Immigration Program, the Wellington Ave. UCC, and Centro Romero.  The evening included homecooked food by the community as well as music from Jarochicanos, Voices, The Wellington Choir and Centro Romero's own Dare 2 Dream youth choir.  Centro Romero was proud to be involved in this as we always are and look forward to the 11th year of ...

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Want to register for Adult Education classes?

Our registration week for ALL Adult Education classes is through 9 am – 6 pm on April 16-20 and 9 am – 12 pm on April 21. The first day of the new session is April 23. 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 Sat...

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Dream For Tomorrow – Centro Romero’s Annual Event 2018

The advisory board and board of directors invite you to "Dream for Tomorrow," Centro Romero's 2018 annual event.   As always, the spotlight is on our kids and what comes next for them. Our annual gala, Dream for Tomorrow, focuses on the future for our youth and their upcoming world. On behalf of the communities we serve, we invite you to join us on Thursday, October 4th at 6pm in Hotel Allegro’s Walnut Room, 171 W. Randolph Street. Early bird tickets are available until July 15th at a reduced rate!     Powered by Eventbrite

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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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