SWOP Releases RFP for Parent Mentor Program FY2015

SWOP Releases RFP for Parent Mentor Program FY2015

News—The Southwest Organizing Project is issuing a Request for Proposals for the Parent Mentor Program. This Request for Proposals is presented by SWOP, in partnership with the State of Illinois and the Illinois State Board of Education. We expect to grant a small number (2-4) of awards, with a priority of funding community-based organizations that add to the ethnic, racial, and geographic diversity of our current parent mentor network. Continue…

Learn how SWOP can assist you in enrolling your child or children into All Kids for free.

Learn how SWOP can assist you in enrolling your child or children into All Kids for free.

News—Learn how the Southwest Organizing Project can assist you in enrolling your child or children into All Kids FREE of charge! Continue…

SWOP applies for an ISBE 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for 2014-15

News—The Southwest Organizing Project intends to apply to the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant in partnership with Marquette Elementary School. The 21st CCLC will allow SWOP to expand educational, social-emotional, and enrichment opportunities and supports to Chicago Lawn families. Continue…

Become a U.S. Citizen for Free!!!

Become a U.S. Citizen for Free!!!, Saturday, September 27, 2014

Calendar—Become a U.S. Citizen for FREE!
To attend the next citizenship workshop, please call to Eugenia, Socorro or Esperanza from SWOP and to confirm your attendance:
773-471-8208 x 122

The Southwest Organizing Project Receives MacArthur Foundation Award

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced on February 28, 2013 that the Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) in Chicago, Illinois is a 2013 recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Continue…

SWOP LEADERS MAKE HISTORY AT DRIVER’S LICENSE BILL SIGNING

SWOP LEADERS MAKE HISTORY AT DRIVER’S LICENSE BILL SIGNING

News—On January 28th 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the highway safety legislation into law. Illinois makes history by becoming the first state in over a decade that had the courage to work in a bipartisan manner to pass driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants. The legislation will enable 250,000 undocumented immigrant motorists in Illinois to apply for a Temporary Visitor’s Driver’s Licenses (TVDL). Continue…

Teen REACH: Youth Power Not the Future but Very Present

Teen REACH: Youth Power Not the Future but Very Present

News—The relationships built in the Teen REACH after school program between students, parents, teachers and administration has enabled us to build and test new methods of leadership and instruction. Each class offered by our program is created with youth input. This is geared to offer youth a philosophy of education in which they are respected and are recognized for the power in their experiences. Although academic support and success is paramount in our work we understand how youth also need to be offered practical solutions to the realities of their community. Teen REACH has developed into an After-School Program that not only instills hope and optimism but is also inclusive of the experiences of all community members. Continue…

Students and Parents Standing Together for Reinvestment of Police Dollars!

Students and Parents Standing Together for Reinvestment of Police Dollars!

News—On Monday, January 21, VOYCE student leaders stood with our allies at POWER-PAC and Illinois Safe Schools Alliance to call for more supports, not more armed police, in schools. Continue…

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Recognizing the diversity of our community, we are building a broad-based organization of churches, mosques, schools and other institutions in Southwest Chicago, which will enable families to exercise common values, determine their own future and connect with each other to improve life in our neighborhoods.

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