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Apartment for rent

Hello I am looking for a two bedroom apartment for seven hundred dollars Credit score is 645 Got deposit

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Shots on Gladys and Hamlin

Hey, did anyone hear shots ringing out on Tuesday evening around 8 or 9 on Gladys and Hamlin?

  • Earlier Sunday afternoon, a 33-year-old man was shot several times but was in good condition at a West Side hospital, police said.

    Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood about 4:35 p.m., police said.

    The victim, who lives in the area,...

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    Earlier Sunday afternoon, a 33-year-old man was shot several times but was in good condition at a West Side hospital, police said.

    Officers responded to the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood about 4:35 p.m., police said.

    The victim, who lives in the area, was in a parked car when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, hitting him a couple of times in the upper back and shoulder, police said.

    The victim "relocated,'' to the 3800 block of West Wilcox Street where paramedics found him and took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, poice said.

    No additional details were available.

  • Barney Seth Barnhart Thirteen year Garfield Park resident

    I read it here.

14 hours ago

Bateando Lejos Durante La Temporada De Impuestos

El entrenamiento de primavera para los equipos de béisbol de grandes ligas, en los Estados Unidos, comienza en el mes de marzo. Mientras que usted se prepara para cumplir con la fecha límite para declarar los impuestos el 15 de abril, tenemos algunos consejos sobre impuestos de Seguro Social para ayudarle a ¡golpear la pelota fuera del parque! 

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Batting A Thousand During Tax Season

Spring training for major league baseball teams begins in March. As you prepare to meet the April 15 deadline to file your taxes, here are some Social Security tax tips to help you knock the ball out of the park! Batter up! 

16 hours ago

Humboldt Renovated Room $750 - May 1

Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun....

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Hi Neighbors,

My housemate and I are seeking another roomie for our incredible, renovated duplex in Humboldt Park.

It's a 3 bedroom, 2-flat apartment in a 3 unit building, newly renovated near Washtenaw and Le Moyne. Conveniently located 2 blocks away from park and a block from Cermak Produce. There are 3 full bathrooms, 3 outdoor patios, new washer and dryer in-unit, a backyard, one enclosed parking space, a whirlpool, gas fireplace, and beautiful open spaces with tons of sun. Basically, everyone has their own studio and we share the large, open kitchen and living room. Room for rent is $750 + an additional $60 (approx) for utilities. One year lease started on May 1. Email for more deets and pictures. http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/roo/4944653173.html

4 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Just voted for Chuy

At Humboldt Park Library. I was in and out in less than 5 minutes. early voting is now.I don't want to hear any complaining if Rahm wins the election and you did not come out to vote. just like Bruce rauner is cutting all the social programs because we did not come out to vote. let's put a stop to that practice tag you're it!!!

  • Bger-I certainly don't dispute that "free" education is a lofty and admirable goal that may indeed pay long term dividends. My problem with Rahm is that he's contradicting himself on funding for those lofty and admirable goals. One can not simultaneously argue for adding costs while slamming an opponent for potentially adding costs, in my view at least. Longer days for kids involve longer days for school staff. Added college students that wouldn't have otherwise been there also involves added staff--unless the current staff have their classes packed ever larger.

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    James
    Each candidate brings their own priorities. CPS is a problem for this city. When people with school age kids feel they need to move to the suburbs, not because they don't want to raise kids in the city, but because they can't afford private schools and don't trust public...

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    James
    Each candidate brings their own priorities. CPS is a problem for this city. When people with school age kids feel they need to move to the suburbs, not because they don't want to raise kids in the city, but because they can't afford private schools and don't trust public schools, that's a huge problem. When you have a 50 % graduation rate (now 72%), that's a bad signal for businesses who are looking to locate here. Chuy's priorities seem to be cops on the street and eliminating red light cameras, both of which will add to an existing deficit. As I said it's about priorities.

5 days ago

Updated 16 hours ago

Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up Saturday April 18TH

Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
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Join your neighbors in cleaning our beautiful park and making it ready for a summer of use. The Humboldt Park Earth Day Clean-up is sponsored by Friends of the Park, and has been going on for over 20 years. This year the event is on Saturday April 18TH, starting at 9AM.
You can show up as an individual and sign up on that day, or you can sign up your group in advance and clean a specific area.
Tools will be provided, but it's always a good idea to bring your own gloves if you have them - the event goes on rain or shine so dress appropriately.
If you want to hear more in person, come to the Humboldt Park Advisory Council (HPAC) meeting on Thursday March 26th at 6:30PM at the Fieldhouse. Or email questions to hpac60622@gmail.com

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I will be there cleaning up HP! Please join me.

  • I'll be there as well, thanks for the reminder!

  • Malory Giraldo MakingHome

    Have we organized any other clean-up days for people that want to help and can't make it on the 18th? There is interest!

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The Harver Group Management Team

Barend Raaff - Founder & CEO

Barend heeft ruim 15 jaar ondernemerservaring in digitale innovatie en wil met het enthousiaste Harver team innovatieve oplossingen ontwikkelen voor de organisatievormen van morgen. De verhouding tussen mensen en organisaties gaat veranderen. Nieuwe uitdagingen dwingen organisaties om op een nieuwe manier naar medewerkers te kijken. Het wordt cruciaal om de juiste mensen op de juiste plek te krijgen en talent optimaal tot zijn recht te laten komen.

2 days ago

Updated 22 hours ago

A place to live

Hi I would like to know how safe is19th street and Cicero.

  • Maria Munoz Maria Munoz Real Estate Expert in Chicago.

    Try Berwyn instead!

  • Em Ro evening is the whole day

    There are better place in the same price range...

3 days ago

Updated 30 hours ago

Now fixing Plaza Taino's "Sick Building Syndrome" Hipolito Roldan, President of HHDC.

Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without...

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Plaza Taino has what is called "Sick building syndrome" which means that the elderly residents get health problems from living in the building. The health problems are caused by bad indoor air quality. In the case of Plaza Taino the unhealthy air quality is the result of bad building materials and the absence of a ventilation system that brings fresh air into the building while removing bad air. The elderly residents spend time in their apartments breathing unhealthy air without any exchange of air. To rectify this problem, Hispanic Housing Development Corporation will install a modern heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system throughout the entire building.

Hipolito Roldan, President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation has expressed that there is now plenty of money to go around as the 65th Infantry Boringueneers housing project's finances been approved. There will be possible to free some finances to install the needed ventilation system. It was the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation that built the building and it was Hipolito Roldan who made the decision not to install a HVAC system when constructing the elderly low income building project.

Sick, elderly residents look forward to some fresh air.

  • How can money earmarked for one project be diverted to another project at the whim of one man?
    Sounds like that building ought to be torn down. I suspect that if it was a private owner with open market rentals, the city would have condemned it by now.

  • Yup, wondering the same thing. I think the State needs to start looking into their finances.

3 days ago

Updated 31 hours ago

Save the Humboldt Park Beach!

Please sign and share this! The lagoon is an important part of our community, and it's opening is again in limbo, for the 3rd year in a row.

Why the lagoon is so important, it cools us off in summer, it is actually cleaner than the lake, it is fun and it provides one of the few places where all the diverse groups that make up our community get together in harmony.

https://www.change.org/p/mike-kelly-patrick-levar-alderman-roberto-maldonado-alderman-joe-proco-moreno-save-the-humboldt-park-beach?recruiter=7702648&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_term=des-lg-no_src-reason_msg

  • Clarence,
    The lagoon for sailing is always filled, so it will be available for lessons.
    The pond/lagoon being talked about is the one next to the Fieldhouse, which is emptied for the winter then refilled in the summer. The city has threatened to keep it empty to save money for the last few years.
    The reason for the petition (thanks Morgan) is that "the squeaky wheel gets the grease", and we want our elected officials to know that the beach is important to the residents.

  • Clarence Fraher 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 bunnies, 1 dog

    Thank you for clarifying, Glenn. I stand corrected :)

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Updated 43 hours ago

Riot Fest is a friend of the park

I noticed Max Wagner of Riot Fest quietly made a donation to The Boathouse Cafe/ Cafe Alejo via their Go Fund Me campaign. The cafe is being opened by 2 Latina entrepreneurs/restaurateurs. I think this another small indication of Riot Fest's willingness to be a kind of sponsoring partner of Humboldt Park.

  • LimoD Logan Square 20 years!

    Outstanding! Thank you!

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    RF has learned from their mistakes and unless some other natural disaster occurs again, this will not happen again. Nobody is prefect but at least RF made repairs and those repairs have been accepted by the park district as completed.

Mar 02

Updated 2 days ago

Plaza Taino repair will start when finances for the Boringueneers housing project arrive.

Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up...

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Sources close to Hipolito Roldan, revealed today that the repair work at Plaza Taino, 1111 N. Francisco Ave. will be continued as soon as the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation receive the finances for the planned 65th Infantry Boringueneers veteran housing project, 1045 N. Sacramento Ave., Humboldt Park, Chicago.

Hipolito Roldan is the President of the Hispanic Housing Development Corporation. He built the Plaza Taino elderly housing project which now need major structural repair. The entire first floor is dug up and unusable. The repair work started for about a year ago but came to a halt as Hispanic Housing Development Corporation run out of money. The open floor causes problems for the elderly and disabled residents as necessary services cannot be provided.

The finances for the 65th Infantry Boringueneers veterans housing project will be a welcome source for the Hispanic housing Development Corporation and for all its residents.

  • Smith Parker, I can vouch for the fact that the Plaza Taino has had the bottom floors boarded up since at least last summer. And there are still people living there. I would say there is a good chance it is true. The part about the structural integrity of the Plaza Taino being bad is definitely true.,

  • JeannyB Old Apartment renovator, architect,

    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly)...

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    Don't these projects get inspected? Mr. Roldan's other projects on North Ave. seem quite nice and have no structural defects....they also have ample parking and all the residents seem content with their housing. The man is obviously very experienced. There's a building on Leavitt and North (not for the elderly) that was built somewhere between 2000 and 2005, that has no basement, and the foundation was messed up somehow...anyway the whole structure is off angle and all the condo owners who bought originally had to settle (none got reimbursed totally) for whatever they could get on their investments and move out. Makes me think, I'll take the 100+ year old buildings every time, at least the planning was for long term occupancy...this bldg. on North and Leavitt is still standing and housed Congressman Gutierrez for a long time till he moved out west...as far as I know this was not a HHDC project.

4 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

  • Hey guys! Enjoy the plants. Take a deep breath there and relax.

  • EastHumboldtNeighbor resident since 07

    Parents giving you a hard time? It may be time to move out rather than raging on the message boards. The more you know👏

Feb 24

Updated 2 days ago

  • Bger East Village neighbor

    Allen Montgomery
    Saw Barney Frank last night on Charlie Rose's show on PBS. He was asked to give a short opinion of several political figures like Clinton, Bush, etc. His opinion of Rahm decent guy (meaning morally) and very smart. And any time the words "rich Jew" have been used historically it's been a pejorative which is why it's seen as bigoted.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Ms. Sensitivity strikes again

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Community Orginizing

CAPS- There is an in-place, staffed , and institutionally connected structure, very local to you, that has a regular meeting time & place. It tends to be safe & neutral across race, culture, and economics. The Community Policing program. This is a VERY good place to start. Meet some neighbors that are not in your circle of acquaintances, and may be very different from you. Get a sense of who is involved in your immediate community. Hear some of the...

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CAPS- There is an in-place, staffed , and institutionally connected structure, very local to you, that has a regular meeting time & place. It tends to be safe & neutral across race, culture, and economics. The Community Policing program. This is a VERY good place to start. Meet some neighbors that are not in your circle of acquaintances, and may be very different from you. Get a sense of who is involved in your immediate community. Hear some of the concerns prevalent around you. A good place to ask for help and about resources. I have found this an excellent place to organize clean-ups and block clubs out of.

CLEAN UPS- This has been the number one way of starting to get neighbors together, in my experience. Sponsored cleanups (like the April 18th park cleanup), are an excellent way to begin. Then, when you have a group (it does not need to be large, 3-4 can do it), You can focus on a specific location (block, corner, vacant lot, etc);

Here is what we used to do:
We would identify a block to work on and with.
We would find one or two folks on that block who were interested in working with us.
A date would be agreed on for the cleanup (usually starting mid-to-late morning on a Saturday)
Flyers would be made up and distributed door-to-door on the block.
Streets and Sans would be contacted to provide brooms, rakes, shovels, garbage bags etc.
The beat sergeant, CAPS, etc were made aware.
Hotdogs, fixings, chips, and pop were purchased.

On the day of the clean-up, we would bring the cleaning supplies (and food for later); and start from one end of the block cleaning curbs, gutters, parkways, fence lines (under front yard fences) , and vacant lots (sometimes only superficially), and slowly work our way down the block.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    At this point, there would be NO ONE from the block participating. usually, not even the folks we had contacted to set up the date with. In the beginning, that used to make me very frustrated; but I eventually got over it, as I saw what the dynamics were. As...

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    At this point, there would be NO ONE from the block participating. usually, not even the folks we had contacted to set up the date with. In the beginning, that used to make me very frustrated; but I eventually got over it, as I saw what the dynamics were. As we worked our way down the block, someone at some point would come out and sweep a little on their own front stairs. A few more folks might get involved. More people would be out front and we would exchange greeting and light conversation. Kids would come out and start asking about food (lunch had been mentioned on the flyers).
    One/some of us would start setting up a table for the lunch stuff near the other end of the block. We usually set up a grill to heat the hotdogs. The kids would be much more visible. We would make it clear that there would be food for all, as soon as we were done cleaning. By this time, more folks would be cleaning their own parkway & front yards, and some where bring out garbage cans and getting more involved with the general cleanup and with us.

    We finish up the cleaning, and everyone eats together, standing around the food & grill, talking.
    Often block or neighborhood issues would come up.
    We would see if there was interest in having a block meeting.
    If so, we would identify a good place to hold it- usually not someone's home. Someplace more neutral/public than that, and folks really were not comfortable letting neighbors they did not know well into their home. Folks were also not usually comfortable broadly sharing their phone numbers.
    Usually we would be able to identify one or two people willing to be block captains.
    The next event to be planned might be a meeting, but it might be another clean-up. Perhaps focusing on a vacant lot.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    I learned this in beat 1423, from & with some very capable organizers. We eventually used this to create many block clubs, re-vitalize the United Neighbors of East Humboldt Park community group; and went on to get funding, staff, and volunteers to run an after school program at Von Humboldt school with GED, ESL, computers, and a steel drum band. I made a lot of good friends, with a variety of backgrounds.

  • Mike Conover '90's HP block orginizing,CAPS- resident since '07

    In earlier EB threads, there seemed to be an interest on the part of some to learn more about how to get neighbors together, develop block clubs, etc. I wrote then that I would try to share on this topic as spring became more of an actual possibility, rather than...

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    In earlier EB threads, there seemed to be an interest on the part of some to learn more about how to get neighbors together, develop block clubs, etc. I wrote then that I would try to share on this topic as spring became more of an actual possibility, rather than a vague hope for the distant future :) . While there is snow on my deck outside my bedroom sliders as I write this, spring does finally seem close at hand- so here goes with some of the things that I have found effective [in the far distant past :) ]

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Updated 3 days ago

The moment every parent in Humboldt Park parent dreads - The Chicago Public Schools letter

Please read my article from my blog on our reaction to the letter we received yesterday concerning our "acceptance" into the Chicago Public School for 2015-2016.

https://charliebillups.wordpress.com/2015/03/24/chicago-public-schools-night-of-dread-school-lottery-letter/

  • We went through this last year. Got into 1 school, on the wait list for about 30 others (SEL, lottery, private). By the time it was all said and done we got into 1 private, 2 charter and 3 (I think) CPS. We ended up going with Rowe Elementary in Noble Square and could not be happier. They are still accepting applications for next year through mid-April, so I'm happy to share more info if anyone is interested. Good luck to all of you. I remember how stressful this was!

  • robin in WRP misanthrope

    Attend an LSC meeting at any school you are considering

4 days ago

Updated 3 days ago

Moving Boxes

We have about 20+ moving boxes - all sizes. Pick-up only - free to a good neighbor!

  • Hi Nicole, I need boxes can you email me so we can meet up.

  • shelia Naprapath / Chiropractor

    I too need boxes. I just posted the request. What is your location? Thanks

4 days ago

6 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

Package Delivery Question/Offer

Hey everyone,

I have seen several comments lately about packages delivered by FedEx or UPS being stolen. I figured I would throw this out in case anyone is interested.

Long story short, I'm disabled and home most of the time. If anyone ever has an important or valuable package they need delivered, I would be happy to have you deliver it to my home and I could make sure it's taken care of until you can come by and get...

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Hey everyone,

I have seen several comments lately about packages delivered by FedEx or UPS being stolen. I figured I would throw this out in case anyone is interested.

Long story short, I'm disabled and home most of the time. If anyone ever has an important or valuable package they need delivered, I would be happy to have you deliver it to my home and I could make sure it's taken care of until you can come by and get it.

Don't know if this is a crazy idea, but for what it's worth I thought I would offer. Of course, I wouldn't ask for anything in return. Just wanna be a good neighbor. However, I have never been known to turn down pie. So if a slice of something showed up, I wouldn't say no, but it's not required!

If I could be of help with this, please feel free to reach out to me via this post or at my cell (312.four nine three.1333). I live on the 1700 block of N. Kimball Ave, just off the corner of North and Kimball.

Oh, I'm also a photographer, so if you ever need that service, let me know!

Please forgive me if anything I have posted here violates any rules of EveryBlock.

Thanks!

Matthew

  • leah wp leah in wicker park

    I LOVE this. Neighbors helping neighbors is the best.

  • Community and working together to make our schools and neighborhoods better for all.

4 days ago

Updated 4 days ago

West Side Slow Roll Into Spring: Exploring Our Communities

Fun for the whole family! Spring is here and it is a perfect time to explore our community on a Slow Roll Bike ride through Humboldt Park.

  • I first heard of Slow Roll through the BWB Community Grant program. Pretty cool stuff!

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Mar 16

Updated 5 days ago

Public Trash Cans

Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes,...

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Hi. Does anyone know how we can get some trash cans placed around EGP and North Lawndale, or any West Side neighborhoods really? Other neighborhoods have trash cans on the corners of busy intersections. Some are nice and neighborhood centric some are just the plain old can. Those are perfectly serviceable. The amount of trash that just gets thrown around is truly disgusting. It is too much for the few folks that care to go around cleaning everyone else's messes, not that we don't try. I don't understand the mentality of people that litter. Are they not disgusted by how trashy the neighborhood looks? I figure at least if there are places to put trash then something might start to change.

So I'm going to put in a request with my alderman this week, but that's not always the best solution. Does anyone know of any other ways to reach out, and make this happen?

Also, don't turn this thread into a whine fest about the alderman, government, lazy neighbors, etc. Problems and hurdles can be overcome.

Mar 18

Updated 5 days ago

Right to thrive zone!! Great Idea

Emanuel,is touting a right to thrive zone. He intends to develop the underserved neighborhoods in Chicago and bring back jobs. It will help businesses return to these blighted areas by giving special tax breaks or credits. It's' about time the Democrats make some serious efforts to save Chicago neighborhood that are wastelands.

There have been lots of promises in the past. Let's hope this is the real deal.

5 days ago

St. Joseph Services Ofrece Clases Gratuitas de Inglés y de Computación

Si usted o alguien que conoce está buscando mejorar su inglés o refinar sus destrezas de computación, no dude en registrarse para las clases que se ofrecerán en St. Joseph Services y que empezarán el 13 de abril del 2015.

5 days ago

Fellowship Connection is HIPP

Fellowship Connection has partnered up with LULAC and the Walmart Foundation through the Hispanic Integration Project (HIPP) to assist in creating positive change from within Hispanic Communities by providing various FREE immigration services to low-income, Spanish-dominant and underserved Latinos including outreach/education; ESL, history, and civic classes;naturalization application assistance; Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival application assistance; and Family-based application assistance. 

5 days ago

Ace the FAFSA Application with These Tips

Financing a college education has become a critical component in making higher education a possibility for most families. Through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), colleges around the country determine the amount of financial aid they will award to students. To assist students through the application process Ombudsman Chicago, in conjunction with Ladder Up hosted a series of FASFSA workshop. Ladder Up provided students and parents with step-by-step FAFSA direction and advice, including the tips below. Check them out to ensure a smooth and easy FAFSA application process.

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