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Gage Park Latinx Council

Gage Park Latinx Council
Gage Park Latinx Council

After 11 Months Of Battling Coronavirus, Hard-Hit Gage Park Gets Vaccination Site: ‘It’s A Game Changer’

Esperanza Health Centers partnered with the Southwest Organizing Project and Gage Park Latinx Council to open an appointment-only vaccination site. “These are the hardest-hit neighborhoods in the entire state."

Gage Park, Brighton Park

After Nearly A Year Of Providing Food To Families, Gage Park Mercadito Organizers Say Need Remains: ‘This Is Not Just A COVID Problem’

The Gage Park Latinx Council gave away 3,000 pounds of food within 15 minutes on its first day — and people kept showing up. “I think that speaks volumes to the level of food insecurity our community is seeing."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Free Food Available All Month In Gage Park For Families In Need

The Gage Park Latinx Council will provide 12,000 pounds of free food to families in need throughout February.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Gage Park Latinx Council Will Award Scholarships To Immigrants So They Can Afford To Apply For DACA Status

The council will cover the $495 filing fee for 30 undocumented immigrants living in Gage Park. The deadline to apply is Friday.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Chicago’s Biggest Coronavirus Surge Is On The Southwest Side, Where Groups Are Begging For More Testing

In two largely Latino ZIP codes, one in every 18 residents has tested positive for coronavirus. More testing is needed to help the area's residents — many of whom are essential workers — "survive this pandemic," local leaders said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Gage Park Latinx Council Opens Cultural Center On 51st Street: This Place Will ‘Create Hope And Change’

After two years of working out of coffee shops, libraries, and parks, the group now has a home for its free arts classes, food distributions and mentoring programs.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

$200K Given To Groups Helping Black, Brown Youth During Pandemic

Chicago Beyond, an organization that invests in the city’s youth, began the Backing the Fight Fund as a response to the “current crises” impacting Black and Brown residents.

Downtown

Longtime Street Vendor Forced To Shut Down, Outraging Southwest Side Activists, Residents

The vendor has sold Mexican ice cream at 56th Street and Kedzie Avenue in Gage Park for more than 12 years — but now she's been booted from the ward.

Back of the Yards

Undocumented And Out Of Work Because Of Coronavirus? Apply For Help From New Fund

Undocumented families living on the Southwest Side can apply for help with rent, car payments and other bills through April 9.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Gage Park Group Raising Relief Funds For Undocumented Families On The Southwest Side

Undocumented families pay taxes but aren’t able to apply for unemployment or other federal and state programs, organizers said.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop