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DACA Update on the Supreme Court's Decision

On February 26th, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the legality of the DACA program and rejected the Trump Administration’s request to speed up the legal fight surrounding the topic. This means that the case will now enter the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the normal appeal process. As of this day, you can still re-apply for DACA renewal. If you do qualify for a renewal, we encourage you to apply! Click here to see if you qualify for renewal. Unfortunately, if you have never applied before, you cannot apply for it now since the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) policy remains the same. On Tuesday, February 27th, the Supreme Court ruled that immigrants fac

‘Injustas’, las tasaciones de Berríos

Joseph Berríos, tasador del Condado de Cook, ha producido evaluaciones inmobiliarias plagadas de errores que castigaron a los propietarios de bajos recursos mientras proporcionan exenciones tributarias a los ricos, según un estudio independiente sobre las prácticas de tasación residencial del condado. El estudio, que revisó las evaluaciones de 2014 a 2016, concluyó que el condado opera "un sistema muy regresivo" que causa "una transferencia de riqueza de los propietarios de viviendas de menor valor a las de mayor valor". Lea más

Cheryl Flores is Negocios Now Latinos 40 Under 40

Title: Director of Community Schools and Youth Services Name of Organization: Brighton Park Neighborhood Council Bio: Cheryl Flores stands out not only for her passion for service and youth, but for her dedication to work in the community she grew up in and lives in. Flores joined the Brighton Park Neighborhood Council eight years ago. Since then, she has worked in various roles related to civic engagement, youth development and education. As the Director for Community Schools and Youth Services, she oversees programming and services at the organization’s six partner schools. She has worked diligently to expand programming and to ensure a smooth transition for students into Brighton Park’s n

Valentine's Day Train Takeover

This Valentine's Day, BPNC youth leaders led train takeovers on the Orange and Red CTA lines. They asked passengers to show their love for CPS students. Students from Back of the Yards College Prep, Kelly High School, and Hancock College Prep called on the Mayor to stop his attacks on public, neighborhood schools in Chicago and went from car to car conducting mic checks and passing out flyers with the Mayor’s number and a Valentine’s Day Poem. BPNC student leaders led this action in solidarity with students at Harper, Hope, TEAM Englewood, Robeson, and NTA who are facing school closures. Although CPS announced that Harper, Hope and Team Englewood would be phased out over 3 years, students re

Kelly's Escalera Students Visit UIC

On Friday, February 2nd, Kelly High School’s Escalera: Taking Steps to Success college and career readiness program visited the University of Illinois at Chicago. The 11th grade students in Escalera were joined by freshmen and sophomores who participate in BPNC’s college mentor program at Kelly High School. “I really enjoyed going to UIC. Some particular things that I liked about the trip was the students that guided us to a variety of places like the dorms and the gym. I really recommend other kids visit the campus because it’s very unique and very fun to know about the campus.” - Freddie, 11th grade Escalera student The tour started with a visit to the Latin American Recruitment and Educat

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