Enlace Chicago

Leadership Community

Enlace Chicago convenes, organizes, and builds the capacity of Little Village stakeholders to confront systemic inequities and barriers to economic and social access. We are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of Little Village residents by fostering a safe and healthy environment and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.

Over the years, Enlace has adapted its work to meet the priorities, needs, and interests of the community. Currently, its four areas of focus include education, health, immigration, and violence prevention. Within and across each of these areas, Enlace engages four key strategies that include 1) organizing and advocacy, 2) program implementation and service delivery, 3) convening and community planning, and 4) individual and community capacity building. Enlace believes in local leadership development as the basis for building community power.

Regional Focus

Little Village, Chicago

2-Year Goals

  • Create a shared data collection method in order to compile data from local high schools and two- and four-year colleges that Little Village students attend.
  • Increase participation of advisors and counselors in opportunities for networking and collaboration.
  • Support parents as key partners in their children’s post-secondary success.

Community Updates