Note: This is a private event for friends supporters of LP.
Join LP in celebrating 15 year of service to the community!
When Latinos Progresando opened its doors in 1998, it was led by founder and current Executive Director Luis Gutierrez who was, at the time, just 24 years old and working as a volunteer. The son of Mexican immigrants, Luis was born and raised in southwest Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood—the largest Mexican community in the Midwest.
With the goal to give families access to the resources they needed to thrive, LP opened its first bank account with just $200. Today LP is recognized as a community leader, reaching thousands of families every year: meeting immediate needs, putting our community’s story on center stage, investing in our next generation of leaders; and developing resources in our community through coalition building. LP also leads advocacy and policy efforts around issues impacting Chicago’s Mexican community.