Members

Arts and Culture:

  • OPEN Center for the Arts – The OPEN Center for the Arts provides a space where all artists can come together to educate, showcase, refine, and develop their talents as well as support entrepreneurship opportunities in the arts while connecting their growth to the community

Basic Needs:

  • Our Lady of Tepeyac Food Pantry – Our Lady of Tepeyac Food Pantry provides food, clothes, shoes, baby formula, diapers, and several social services for under-income Marshall Square residents. The food pantry is open every Friday and typically serves 120-160 residents per week

Business:

  • Marquette Bank – Marquette is a Chicagoland bank that is committed to six principles: friendliness and personal attention; convenience; problem resolution, expertise and professionalism; local (Chicago) roots; product availability; and neighborhood commitment

Community Resources:

  • Taller de José – Taller de José is a community resource center offering the services of accompaniment to people in need, connecting people to services and services to people. As a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Taller de José exists so that all may be one

Comprehensive Community Development

  • Enlace – Enlace Chicago is a community-based organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of Little Village by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development. Enlace serves over 8,000 youth and families annually through its four departments: Community and Economic Development, Education, Organizing and Advocacy, and Violence Prevention

Domestic Abuse:

  • La Familia Unida – La Familia Unida is dedicated to the well-being and development of individuals, families and their communities. In a supportive environment, clients are encouraged to utilize their inner strengths and resources for the betterment of their lives. La Familia Unida offers counseling services, a partners-abuse-intervention program for men, a domestic violence program for women who use violence, a parenting-education program, and an anger management program

Education:

  • Charles G. Hammond Elementary School – Hammond seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations and makes students college and career ready by providing rigorous instruction that is driven by the Common Core State Standards
  • Community Links High School – Located in the heart of Marshall Square, Community Links High School strives to provide a challenging and supportive environment that enables students to succeed in the 21st century
  • Our Lady of Tepeyac Elementary School – Our Lady of Tepeyac Elementary is an archdiocesan Catholic elementary school for students ages 3-14 with certified teachers and catechists in Preschool, Kindergarten, and grades 1-8.  Our Lady of Tepeyac is also proud to be a Big Shoulders Fund school
  • Our Lady of Tepeyac High School – Our Lady of Tepeyac High School is a Roman Catholic girls’ secondary school deeply rooted in the Little Village neighborhood that, without regard to ability to pay or immediate preparedness for high school study, provides a multicultural educational experience, developing each young woman to her full intellectual and spiritual potential in an environment that values learning linked to faith, family, and community
  • St. Augustine College – St. Augustine College is an independent, bilingual (dual-language) institution of higher education created under the auspices of the Episcopal Diocese to make the American system of higher education accessible to a diverse student population with emphasis on those of Hispanic descent; to strengthen ethnic identity; to reinforce cultural interaction; and to build a bridge to fill cultural, educational, and socio-economic gaps
  • UNO Charter School (Octavio Paz) – Uno Octavio Paz Charter School is a public school located in Marshall Square. It is one of 11 elementary schools in the Uno Network District, which seeks to redefine the culture and expectations of public education, especially in urban environments and among minority students
  • Youth Guidance at Spry Community Links HS Youth Guidance creates and implements school-based programs that enable at-risk children to overcome obstacles, focus on their education and, ultimately, to succeed in school and in life

Family and Child Development:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Chicago – The Boys and Girls Club of Chicago strives to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. To accomplish this, the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago offers after school programs for children, especially those who walk in some of Chicago’s most economically challenged neighborhoods that are ravaged by violence and drugs

Health/ Mental Health Services:

  • Esperanza – Esperanza provides primary care, behavioral health, and wellness services to the communities of Chicago’s southwest side
  • Saint Anthony Hospital – Saint Anthony Hospital provides mental and physical health and wellness services in the hospital, in our clinics and wellness offices, and at churches, schools, and other partner organizations in the community. Saint Anthony provides emergency medicine, diagnostic testing, laboratory services, general surgical services, prenatal care, birthing services, early childhood development services, speech, physical, and occupational therapy, dialysis, chemotherapy, and inpatient, outpatient, and community-based mental health services
  • Sinai Health System – Sinai Health System (SHS) is comprised of Mount Sinai Hospital, Holy Cross Hospital, Sinai Children’s Hospital, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Medical Group, Sinai Community Institute, and Sinai Urban Health Institute. The entities of SHS collectively deliver a full range of high quality outpatient and inpatient services, as well as a large number of innovative and impactful community-based health, research and social service programs – all in order to build stronger communities and improve the health of the 1.5 million people in service areas, most of them Latinos and African Americans

Legal Services:

  • Latinos Progresando – Latinos Progresando serves immigrants with the highest quality, low-cost legal immigration services, community education and engagement, and advocacy/organizing around policy that affects immigrants

Public/Philanthropic:

  • 12th Ward Office of Alderman George A. Cardenas The Cardenas Office provides basic municipal services such as garbage cart replacements, pothole fixes, street light repairs. The Office is the first contact that constituents have when trying to contact the City for any type of service
  • State Senator Martin A. Sandoval – Martin Sandoval is the State Senator of Chicago’s 11th Legislative District, which encompasses Marshall Square. Sandoval’s core beliefs are rooted in the community and he is actively involved in several not-for-profit organizations
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago – United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. UWMC generates, convenes, and coordinates resources across funders, service providers, government and civic leaders to deliver large-scale, measurable and sustainable impact across the region

Social Services:

  • SGA Youth and Family Services – SGA empowers youth and families to be the heroes in their own lives while impacting communities by providing access to life readiness skills and opportunities

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