NCLR Affiliate Spotlight: Enlace Chicago

Enlace-Chicago-Logo_High-Res_377x197Our latest Affiliate Spotlight also happens to be the 2014 NCLR Midwest Affiliate of the Year: Enlace Chicago. Formerly known as the Little Village Community Development Corp., Enlace Chicago serves residents of Little Village, one of the city’s most densely populated and youngest communities. Residents of this working-class neighborhood, known as the Mexican Capital of the Midwest, support the quality of life of all Chicagoans, yet lack some of the essential opportunities to counteract the most pressing neighborhood issues. That’s where Enlace Chicago fills the gap.

We spoke with Enlace Chicago’s executive director, Michael D. Rodriguez, earlier this month to find out what this fine community-based organization does and how they hope to grow in the future. Visit Enlace Chicago’s website for more information about how you can support their work.

NCLR: What is Enlace Chicago? What is your mission, history? Can you tell us about the community you serve?

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NCLR: As an NCLR Affiliate, Enlace Chicago embodies NCLR’s own mission. How is this reflected in the work you do every day? What does it mean to your organization to be an NCLR Affiliate?

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NCLR: Enlace Chicago was recently awarded the 2014 NCLR Midwest Affiliate of the Year. What do you think contributed to that recognition?

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NCLR: What projects or campaigns are you working on now, or are planning to launch soon?

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NCLR: What do you think the people and the community Enlace Chicago serves would say about the organization and its work?

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NCLR: Where do you want to see Enlace go in the next 10 years?

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