Our Vote Our Future – Voter Registration Drive

Registering Voters

The team, reaching out to young voters.
Photo: Deborah McCoy

LSNA has been committed to empowering the community for over 50 years. We have begun an ambitious campaign to Get Out the Vote through grassroots mobilization this election season.

Get involved and learn more by contacting Christian Diaz at cdiaz@lsna.net or by phone at 773.657.0102

LSNA Community Heroes Team running the Bucktown 5K – Runners and Walkers Welcome

Run with neighbors and raise money for LSNA!

The LSNA Bucktown 5K team is now forming. This is an opportunity for runners and walkers of every age and ability — from beginners to experts.  Let’s have fun and show our neighborhood pride.

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A Message from the New Americans Democracy Project Fellow

Our Vote, Our Future: That is the campaign name for 2012’s New Americans Democracy Project (NADP), an effort to engage infrequent voters in the electoral process by speaking to them through the issues that are affecting immigrants in Logan Square and beyond.

Christian Diaz, NADP Fellow
Photo: Deborah McCoy

The program is designed by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and constitutes the nation’s largest non-partisan voter registration effort. With 20 NADP fellows working throughout Illinois, we care about families and will work with anyone who reaches out to us, whether Democrat or Republican.

Nationally, we seek to pressure legislators to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. At the state level, we continue to push laws that keep our families together and promote social justice. Our next campaign will be to make our roads safer by demanding that undocumented residents get driver’s licenses and insurance. Continue reading

Parent Mentor Graduation 2012

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Three hundred parents from 28 public elementary schools received diplomas today at a ceremony at Monroe Elementary School. Together they provided more than 45,000 hours of classroom support during the past academic year.

The Parent Mentor Program is a collaboration between the Logan Square Neighborhood Association and Southwest Organizing Project.

Access slide show here.

Three 2011 Books about LSNA’s Work With Neighborhood Schools

2011 has been quite a year.  LSNA’s nationally recognized parent engagement programs have been documented in THREE books.

Books about LSNA