was founded on the belief that education is power and, after years of
working to bring education options to the community, we still stand by
that belief today. This belief aligns with the White House’s vision
of winning the future by investing in education, which is why Instituto
was recently named a Champion of Change.
Here’s what Instituto’s president, Juan Salgado, had to say when
he was invited to write a guest post for the White House’s Champions of
I am inspired by President Obama’s call for us to Win the Future by
out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of world. We share our
President’s optimism and faith in the spirit of the American people and
are especially encouraged by the critical contribution Americans of Latino descent
will continue to make as our nation achieves this goal. In Illinois, Latino children
comprise 1 in every 5 school age children. Winning the Future (PDF) requires
we invest in them and their classmates.
Instituto’s Manufacturing Technology Training Program Director, Tom DuBois, panel presentation: “Developing Effective Bridge Programs for Career Pathways”. This national webcast was sponsored by the US Department of Education’s Office of Vocational Education (OVAE), at a conference in Rhode Island, November 8th, 2012.
The link below is a video of the Deferred Action Workshop at Navy Pier. This impressive day included 10,000 attendees, including Rahm Emmanuel, Dick Durbin, and Luis Gutierrez who spoke at the event. Check out Instituto's Citizenship Coordinator, Ambrosio Martinez, who was interviewed at the height of the event.
8/4/09 Instituto Receives NCLR Affiliate of the Year
del Progreso Latino (Instituto) received the 2009 Affiliate of the
Year Award from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s
largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization at its
annual conference that was held this past week in Chicago, IL.
Posted 3/9/09 Instituto Featured in Crain’s Chicago
Instituto del Progreso Latino featured in this week’s Crain’s
Chicago Business. The article titled “Basic Training” discusses
racial unemployment disparities and how Instituto is working to increase the
pipeline of highly-skilled workers though workforce development programs such
as Carreras en Salud, CNC Fast Track, Industrial Maintenance
Instituto’s Juan Salgado Speaks at the 44th Bridge Crossing Jubilee
in Selma, Alabama The Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee is held the first
full weekend of March at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma,
Alabama commemorating “Bloody Sunday”, the Marches from Selma to Montgomery,
and the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
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read more about this year’s Bridge Crossing Jubilee. Click here to
read Juan Salgado’s speech at The Martin and Coretta King Beloved Community
Instituto Host Press Conference Alerting the Public Regarding
Tax Refund Anticipation Loans (RAL) State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias,
cautions the public regarding tax Refund Anticipation Loans and encourages
people to visit free tax sites like Instituto del Progreso Latino.
Posted 9/9/08 Instituto’s Board Member, Olga Camargo, is selected
to participate in The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ new Emerging
Instituto’s Board Member, Olga Camargo, is selected to participate in
the new Emerging Leaders Program established by The Chicago Council on
Global Affairs with support of the McCormick Foundation. The program
was initiated to identify those who will make decisions for Chicago to
compete and thrive in the global era.
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learn more about The Chicago Council on Global Affairs Emerging Leaders
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view The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leaders Class of
Posted 9/2/08 ManufacturingWorks Featured in IndustryWeek
ManufacturingWorks receives mention in the article titled “Manufacturing
in the Classroom” in this week’s Leadership in Manufacturing Section
of IndustryWeek Magazine.
Posted 7/29/08 Carreras en Salud Receives 2008 Recognition
The U.S. Department of Labor presented Instituto del Progreso Latino,
the National Council of La Raza, Humboldt Park Vocational Center of Wright
College, and Association House of Chicago the 2008 Recognition of Excellence
Award at the 2008 Workforce Innovations Conference for the collaborative
partnership program Carreras en Salud.