Uniting America

Uniting America UNITING AMERICA is a campaign to build bridges between immigrants and their native born Illinois neighbors through volunteerism, dialogue, and community service.
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Uniting America has three arms of service: Citizenship, Volunteerism, and Youth Leadership. New Americans Initiative, AmeriCorps Fellows, and Youth Civic Leadership Academy

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Sarah Mbayed with The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago participates in the collective celebration of ...
10/27/2013

Sarah Mbayed with The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago participates in the collective celebration of Polish American Heritage event at Bridgeview Public Library. Read more about it now http://bit.ly/1ahmL83

Jes Scheinpflug with Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center shares her experience about the beauty of diverse food wi...
10/26/2013

Jes Scheinpflug with Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center shares her experience about the beauty of diverse food with Alicia De La Cruz. Check out a local women's cooking group called Eating Locally, Acting Globally, where community members join in and learn about the art of cooking. http://bit.ly/16nUflS

This Saturday! The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association wil...
10/25/2013

This Saturday! The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association will be hosting a College Fair for Immigrant Youth with workshops for students and parents. Representatives from colleges and universities will be available to answer questions from members of the community.

For more information, you can contact Cindy Agustin at [email protected] or Christian Diaz at [email protected].

Sarah Mbayed with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago visits Bridgeview Public Library  to participa...
10/24/2013

Sarah Mbayed with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago visits Bridgeview Public Library to participate in the collective celebration of Polish American Heritage! She learns more about the artistic side of Polish culture. http://bit.ly/1ahmL83

Jes Scheinpflug with Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center joins Alicia De La Cruz for a local women's cooking group...
10/23/2013

Jes Scheinpflug with Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center joins Alicia De La Cruz for a local women's cooking group called Eating Locally, Acting Globally at Open Communities. http://bit.ly/16nUflS

Sarah Mbayed with The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago joins ambitious students at Aqsa School to hel...
10/23/2013

Sarah Mbayed with The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago joins ambitious students at Aqsa School to help build a better environment for their community! After a long day of hard work, the students reflected with a group discussion. Sarah also took the opportunity to interview some of the students regarding immigration issues. Read more about it now http://bit.ly/1a7OxFZ

Sarah Mbayed with The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago joins ambitious students at Aqsa School to help build a better environment for their community! After a long day of hard work, the students reflected with a group discussion. Sarah also took the opportunity to interview some of the students regarding immigration issues. Read more about it now http://bit.ly/1a7OxFZ

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association will be hosting a ...
10/21/2013

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the Logan Square Neighborhood Association will be hosting a College Fair for Immigrant Youth with workshops for students and parents. Representatives from colleges and universities will be available to answer questions from members of the community!

For more information, you can contact Cindy Agustin at [email protected] or Christian Diaz at [email protected].

In her latest blog post, UA Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna, reflects on Swedish establishment...
10/20/2013

In her latest blog post, UA Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna, reflects on Swedish establishments in the Andersonville area that have remained and prospered long after the communities Swedish population has dwindled.Learn more here! http://bit.ly/17umB9g

Izabela Grobelna, Uniting America Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, reflects on how despite the many changes in t...
10/19/2013

Izabela Grobelna, Uniting America Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, reflects on how despite the many changes in the Humboldt Park community, one business continues to be a landmark in the neighborhood.

http://bit.ly/19aZaEI

Izabela Grobelna, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance recently visited an old Swedish restaurant in Anderso...
10/17/2013

Izabela Grobelna, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance recently visited an old Swedish restaurant in Andersonville. In her latest blog post she reflects on the Swedish establishments in the neighborhood and how they have remained while Andersonville as a whole has changed over time. http://bit.ly/17umB9g

Uniting America Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna, shares how one small business in Humboldt Par...
10/17/2013
A Landmark Business in Humboldt Park | ICIRR

Uniting America Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna, shares how one small business in Humboldt Park continues to be a landmark in a changing neigborhood.

http://bit.ly/19aZaEI

If you were strolling on Division street, you would pass this by and not think anything of this harware store. Yet, like residents of the community, businesses help tell the story of the neighborhood, as well. This hardware store is in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Division street. It used to be...

Rachel Cope's "Into the Streets" event was a great success. Over 35 volunteers gathered on 10th st. between the Waukegan...
10/14/2013

Rachel Cope's "Into the Streets" event was a great success. Over 35 volunteers gathered on 10th st. between the Waukegan and North Chicago communities for a street clean up on Sept. 28. This mural was even painted for the business district! Learn more about the event in her blog here: http://bit.ly/19CItF9

And if you want to learn more, check out the Facebook photo album! http://on.fb.me/1gtsSZQ

Join Uniting America, Lambda Legal, & The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for National Latino Aids Awar...
10/14/2013

Join Uniting America, Lambda Legal, & The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago for National Latino Aids Awareness Day on October 19!

Brittany DiPiazza volunteered for a training event called Growing Community Roots in Springfield, Illinois for the 2013 ...
10/14/2013

Brittany DiPiazza volunteered for a training event called Growing Community Roots in Springfield, Illinois for the 2013 AmeriCorps National Service Recognition Day http://bit.ly/GJC4LB

Jes Scheinpflug volunteers with the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center to recruit members from We Help Others (WH...
10/13/2013

Jes Scheinpflug volunteers with the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center to recruit members from We Help Others (WHO) club in Niles North. http://bit.ly/18VkkXv

In her latest blog, Jes Scheinpflug shares how she wants to use her experience working with Niles Township Schools' ELL ...
10/13/2013

In her latest blog, Jes Scheinpflug shares how she wants to use her experience working with Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center and Evanston Public Library to unite North Shore communities together. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/1cvRzVm

Sarah Mbayed shares how the Native Language program at the Bridgeview Public Library has recently expanded and provides ...
10/12/2013

Sarah Mbayed shares how the Native Language program at the Bridgeview Public Library has recently expanded and provides services to her community in her recent blog post. Check it out! http://bit.ly/GNzuor

UA Fellow, Jes Scheinpflug volunteers with the We Help Others(WHO) club in Niles North to recruit members for the Niles ...
10/11/2013

UA Fellow, Jes Scheinpflug volunteers with the We Help Others(WHO) club in Niles North to recruit members for the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center. Read more http://bit.ly/18VkkXv

Brittany DiPiazza traveled to Springfield  Illinois for the 2013 AmeriCorps National Service Recognition Day! Read what ...
10/11/2013

Brittany DiPiazza traveled to Springfield Illinois for the 2013 AmeriCorps National Service Recognition Day! Read what she has to say. http://bit.ly/GJC4LB

The Native Language program at the Bridgeview Public Library is now providing opportunities to practice reading and writ...
10/10/2013

The Native Language program at the Bridgeview Public Library is now providing opportunities to practice reading and writing in Arabic, Polish, & Spanish! Sarah Mbayed shares more about the program in her recent blog post! http://bit.ly/19mJaP1

On Sept. 28, over 35 volunteers came together on 10th St. between the Waukegan and N. Chicago communities to participate...
10/10/2013

On Sept. 28, over 35 volunteers came together on 10th St. between the Waukegan and N. Chicago communities to participate in a street clean up. Rachel Cope, our Uniting America Fellow with HACES recruited help from Former Inmates Striving Together (F.I.S.T.), the Waukegan Leadership Council, and many others! To learn more check out her blog post reflecting on the event below: http://bit.ly/19CItF9

On Sept. 28, over 35 volunteers came together on 10th St. between the Waukegan and N. Chicago communities to participate in a street clean up. Rachel Cope, our Uniting America Fellow with HACES recruited help from Former Inmates Striving Together (F.I.S.T.), the Waukegan Leadership Council, and many others! To learn more check out her blog post reflecting on the event below: http://bit.ly/19CItF9

During her year of service, Jes Scheinpflug has been a Uniting America fellow at the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent ...
10/09/2013

During her year of service, Jes Scheinpflug has been a Uniting America fellow at the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center as well as the Evanston Public Library. Going forward she wants to connect all the leaders she's met through her work and unite both the North Shore communities together! Learn more in her latest blog post: http://bit.ly/1cvRzVm

This summer, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna spent a lot of time visiting Chicago's m...
10/09/2013

This summer, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, Izabela Grobelna spent a lot of time visiting Chicago's many ethnic festivals around town. Learn more about everywhere she visited here: http://bit.ly/GCYP3B

On Tuesday, October 8, AmeriCorps volunteers from all over the state of Illinois gathered at the capitol to share there ...
10/09/2013

On Tuesday, October 8, AmeriCorps volunteers from all over the state of Illinois gathered at the capitol to share there work, prepare for a new year, and participate in trainings to prepare for their year of service. This year our fellows came and lead our own training! Check out photos from the day below!

On Tuesday, October 8, AmeriCorps volunteers from all over the state of Illinois gathered at the capitol to share there work, prepare for a new year, and participate in trainings to prepare for their year of service. This year our fellows came and lead our own training! Check out photos from the day below!

Izabela Grobelna shares the great work she has been doing with Chicago Cultural Alliance building a  Youth Leadership Pr...
10/08/2013

Izabela Grobelna shares the great work she has been doing with Chicago Cultural Alliance building a Youth Leadership Program in her blog post here: http://bit.ly/15O5pel

Izabela Grobelna, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, has been working with The School of the Art Institut...
10/08/2013
Working with the School of Art Institute | ICIRR

Izabela Grobelna, our UA Fellow with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, has been working with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago to design store front displays sharing winter traditions from around the world. Click on her link below to learn more! http://bit.ly/1hq4kyv

It is really exciting to be working with students from the School of the Art Institute. Yesterday, I visited the class along with the museum representatives to view proposals for our pop-art galleries.

Izabela Grobelna, the UA Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance has been bringing people together around diverse dishes...
10/07/2013

Izabela Grobelna, the UA Fellow at the Chicago Cultural Alliance has been bringing people together around diverse dishes that may seem like odd pairings at first. She explored Chicago's diverse neighborhood culture in CCA's Neighborhood Nights events! http://bit.ly/1g7q5oJ

In her most recent blog post, Jes Scheinpflug shares information from a recent training held at the Evanston Public Libr...
10/07/2013

In her most recent blog post, Jes Scheinpflug shares information from a recent training held at the Evanston Public Library regarding Citizenship Corners. By partnering with local libraries and municipal organizations, Uniting America and USCIS hope to provide resources to local immigrant populations for applying for citizenship, http://bit.ly/18Q50tY

Sarah Mbayed with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago  joins Arab American Family Services (AAFS)  t...
10/06/2013

Sarah Mbayed with the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago joins Arab American Family Services (AAFS) to host successful citizenship workshop. Read more about it
http://bit.ly/1c56Ig5

Izabela Grobelna is hosting exhibits on winter celebration in order to celebrate cultural diversity in Chicago. A great ...
10/06/2013

Izabela Grobelna is hosting exhibits on winter celebration in order to celebrate cultural diversity in Chicago. A great way to showcase diversity. Read more on her blog! http://bit.ly/19hRTWp

Izabela Grobelna spent a lot of this summer going to cultural festivals around the Chicago area. Check out some of the g...
10/05/2013

Izabela Grobelna spent a lot of this summer going to cultural festivals around the Chicago area. Check out some of the great place she went with the Chicago Cultural Alliance here: http://bit.ly/GCYP3B

In her latest blog post, Jes Scheinpflug with the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center shares the great work we did...
10/05/2013

In her latest blog post, Jes Scheinpflug with the Niles Township Schools' ELL Parent Center shares the great work we did for Citizenship Week with the Windy City Habitat for Humanity! http://bit.ly/GzAagY

As Fall begins, Izabela Grobelna with the Chicago Cultural Alliance is already preparing an exhibit for this winter! The...
10/05/2013

As Fall begins, Izabela Grobelna with the Chicago Cultural Alliance is already preparing an exhibit for this winter! There will be displays around downtown Chicago sharing traditions from all over the world celebrating the winter season. http://bit.ly/1eX9t49

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