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Neighborhood Network: Little Village

United Way of Metro Chicago - Neighborhood Network Sponsors

Little Village, a vibrant Latino neighborhood, wanted to make their families and their community more resilient. The Marshall Square Network, a coalition of agencies and community organizations already working together to share resources and training, was the ideal community alliance to partner with to create a neighborhood network. Marshall Square was excited to work with United Way to coordinate services for their schools and families around the specific goal of healthier living and stemming violence (domestic and
street) in their community.

Little Village

Little Village

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Little Village Demographics

Total Population: 73,826
Major Healthcare Facilities: 16
Chicago Public Schools: 21
Median income: $30,701
Unemployment Rate: 13%
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Bold Goal: To increase the percentage of healthy weight Marshall Square students grades kindergarten, sixth and ninth grade from 51% to 60%

COMMON AGENDA: To support the health and well being of residents in Marshall Square, with an emphasis on developing community resiliency.

Little Village

Our Results

  • Developed Neighborhood Network charter, created subcommittees and identified committee leadership
  • Held two trauma-informed trainings with Illinois ACEs Response Collaborative
  • Latinos Progresando, a Network partner, and Consulate General of Mexico co-hosted immigration forum for CPS afterschool coordinators and assistant principals with Consulate General of Mexico
  • Peace Committee established as a Coordinated Community Response Team

Our Partners

Lead Partner: Latinos Progresando

  • After School Matters
  • Community Links High School
  • CPS Network 7 Chief
  • CPS FACE Manager
  • Enlace Chicago
  • Erie House
  • Esperanza Health Centers
  • Farragut High School
  • General Wood Boys & Girls Club
  • Hammond Elementary
  • IL Project Launch
  • Kanoon Elementary
  • La Familia Unida
  • Latinos Progresando
  • Open Center for the Arts
  • Openlands
  • Our Lady of Tepeyac Food Pantry
  • Our Lady of Tepeyac High School
  • Rainbow House
  • Saint Anthony Hospital
  • San Jose Obrero Mission
  • Saucedo Elementary
  • SGA Youth & Family Services
  • Sinai Health Systems
  • Spry Elementary
  • St. Augustine College
  • Taller de Jose
  • Teplochacalli Elementary