Community Organizations

AfriCaribe Cultural Center

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos/as, youth
Address: 2547 W. Division St, Chicago, IL
Contact: 773.879.2123, Evaristo “Tito” Rodriguez,
Programs: performances (Bomba, Campo, El Caribe) lectures, presentations, demonstrations, various dance classes

Aldo Castillo

Communities served: Near North Side
Address: 675 North Franklin Street  Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: Aldo Castillo, 312.337.2536
Programs: Showcases contemporary Latin American, African, and Eastern European painting, sculpture, and mixed media artists

Batey Urbano

Communities served: Puerto Rican, Latinos, Humboldt Park
Address: 2647 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60686
Contact: Jessie Fuentes, Director, (773) 603-0236,
Programs: Poetry, art education, performances, cutlural education and awareness

La Casa de Arte y Cultura-Calle y Sueños-Chicago

Communities served: Latinos, artists, and poets, Little Italy, Pilsen
Address: 1901 S. Carpenter St, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Christina Obregón, 773.208.0553,
Programs: arts, music, performance, exhibition space, cultural workshops for the Latino community
Notes: Calles has a branch in Oaxaca, Mexico

Casa Aztlan

Communities served: Mexican, Latinos/as, and immigrants, Pilsen
Address: 1831 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Carlos Arango, Executive Director, 312.666.5509
Programs: Immigration services, computer literacy, CEDA, Adult classes, Calmecac Gallery, Son Chiquitos, cultural and folk dance workshops

Casa Ciudad de Mexico

Communities served: Near North Side
Address: 314 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 60610
Contact: 312.867.0631

Casa Central

Communities served: Latinos, youth, and families
Address: 1343 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact: Ann R. Alvarez, President & CEO, 773.645.2324,, Rebecca Gonzalez, Vice President, Programs and Operations, 773.645.2430, General: 773.645.2300
Programs: children and youth programs, women and families, seniors, art and education, social services

Casa de la Cultura Carlos Cortez (Mestiarte)

Communities served: Mexican, Latinos/as, Artists, Students, Pilsen
Address: 1140 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: José Luis Pina Morales, Director, 773.896.3008,
Programs: Art gallery and workshop for artists and students

Casa Guatemala

Communities served: Guatemala, Lincoln Park
Address: 4357 Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: Pamela Muralles, Administrative Director, 773.407.1245,
Programs: Immigration Referral, Legal Counseling, Guatemala Media Project, Maya Essence

Casa Juan Diego

Communities served: Mexican, Latino, youth
Address: 2020 S. Blue Island, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: Jennifer Oneil, Program Director, 312.421.7647 ext. 307,
Programs: ­­After school program for children (art classes, music classes, hoe work help), after school youth program (tutoring, college application assistance, workshops on violence, gangs, drugs, health lifestyle), youth ministry

Casa Michoacán en el medio oeste

Communities served: Mexican, Latinos(as)
Address: 1638 S. Blue Island Ave, Chicago Illinois 60608
Contact: Jose Luis Gutierrez 312.491.9317, Zorayda Ávila 773.577.9566, Diana Olivares 312.491.9317
Programs: education, cultural and arts program, immigration services

La Casa Norte

Communities served: Latinos/as, minorities, youth
Address: 3533 W. North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
Contact: 773.276.4900
Programs: Housing, education, assist in job search

Centro San Bonifacio

Communites served: West Town/East Village
Address: 5340 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 60639
Contact: 773.481.1980
Programs:Community education, courses and workshops, counseling

Centro Romero

Communities served: Latinos/Hispanics, Latin Americans, immigrants, Rogers Park
Address: 6216 N. Clark St, Chicago, IL 606
Contact: Daysi Funes, Executive Director, 773.508.5300,
Programs: Immigration services, ESL classes, women’s program, youth program

Colombianos Unidos Para Una Labor Activa

Communities served: Colombians, Hispanics/Latinos(as)
Address: 216 S. Jefferson, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60601
Contact: Henry A. Moya, President, 312.933.3181,
Programs: Professional networking, cultural programs

Enlace Chicago

Communities served: Latinos, Little Village
Address: 2756 South Harding Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Contact: 773.542.9233,
Programs: Violence prevention (gang violence, safety), education (community, cultural education), community enrichment

Guatemalan Cultural Community Organization

Communities served: Guatemalans, Hispanic/Latino community
Address: 2109 W, Belle Plaine, Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: Gladys Ruby Arana Arriola 773.972.4344,
Programs: works with Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European & Latino Immigrants of Illinois (CAAAELI) with seminars and conferences

Latino Policy Forum

Communities served: Latinos
Address: 180 North Michigan Ave, Suite 1250, Chicago, IL 60601
Contact: Sylvia Puente, Executive Director, 312.376.1766 ext. 224,
Programs: Education, immigration, civic engagement, and housing

Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos/as
Address: 3015 West Division Street, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact: José López, Executive Director Center, 773.486.8345,
Programs: Art gallery­, art display
Notes: Open galleries Mon-Weds-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 10pm-3pm. Must call first if visiting in groups

International Latino Cultural Center

Communities served: Latinos
Address: 676 N. LaSalle St, Suite 520, Chicago, IL 60654
Contact: 312.431.1142,
Programs: Reel Film Club, ILCC Film Club, and Film in the Park
Notes: Can borrow film from the ILCC

Instituto del Progreso Latino

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos/as, and youth
Address: 2570 S Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: 773.890.0055
Programs: Workforce development, youth development and education, adult education, citizenship preparation, career center
Notes: Other facilities in Pilsen and Little Village

Latinos Progresando

Communities served: Latino, youth
Address: 3047 W Cermak Road, Chicago, IL 60623
Contact: Luis Guitierrz, Executive Director,
Programs: ­­After school program for children (art classes, music classes, hoe work help), after school youth program (tutoring, college application assistance, workshops on violence, gangs, drugs, health lifestyle), youth ministry

Mexican Cultural & Educational Institute of Chicago

Communities served: Mexican, Latinos
Contact: Nora Orenday,
Programs: Mexican art exhibits, lectures, seminars, debates on policy issues that affects social, political, and economic standing in the U.S.

Mexican Dance Ensemble

Communities served: Mexicans, Latinos, and youth
Address: 1241 S Oakpark, Berwyn, IL 60402
Contact: Samuel Cortez, Director, 312.259.9838,
Programs: Folk dance, Mexican cultural awareness, musical performances

Mujeres Latinas en Acción

Communities served: Latinas, women, youth, Pilsen
Address: 2124 West 21st Place, Chicago,IL 60608
Contact: (773) 890-7676, Maria S. Pesqueira, President & CEO, and Neusa Gaytan, Program Director,
Programs: Domestic violence help, sexual abuse, Latina leadership programs, youth services
Notes: Medical help and bilingual crisis hotline

National Museum of Mexican Art

Communities served: Mexican, Latinos, Pilsen
Address: 1852 W. 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact: 312.738.1503,
Programs: Children and family programs, teen and school programs, teacher professional development, culture education, festival, art gallery, art display

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos(as), Humboldt Park, Logan Square
Address: 1440 N. Sacramento, Chicago, IL 60622 and 3000 North Elbridge, Chicago, IL 60618
Contact: (773) 342-8865  (Humboldbt Park), Phone (773) 342-8740 (Logan Sqaure)
Programs: Studio Arts Program, Taino Project

Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos(as), and youth
Address: 2700 W. Haddon Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Contact: 773-486-8345,
Programs: Education, literacy programs, health programs, cultural programs

Project Vida­­­­­­­­

Communities served: Latino, African American, and West Side
Address: 2659 S Kedvale Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Contact: 773-522-4570,, Michael Henderson, Executive Director,
Programs: HIV case managing, counseling and psychosocial support, health education

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center

Communities served: Puerto Ricans, Latinos(as), youth
Address: 4046 West Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
Contact: Arnaldo Cruz, Executive Director, 773-698-6004 (office), 773-860-1980 (cell),
Programs: Arts Education for childhood centers and k-12, performance and cultural entertainment, workshops and conferences on the abolition of slavery in Puerto Rico

Sociedad Cívica Mexicana de Illinois, Inc

Communities served: Mexican, Mexican-American
Address: 3760 W. 38th St, Chicago, IL 60632
Contact: 773.376.8445,
Programs: Host cultural events that preserve and promote Mexican and Mexican-American interests

Teatro Luna

Communities served: Latinas
Address: 3912 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613
Contact: 773.819.5862
Programs: theatre performances, Latino/a cultural and sociopolitical awareness

Teatro Vista

Communities served: Latinos(as)
Address: 3713 N Broadway #275, Chicago, IL 60613
Contact: 312-666-4659,
Kate Ingold, Managing Director,
Programs: Plays, theater, Latino cinema, acting opportunities


Communities served: 99% Mexican, Latinos (as), children, families
Address: 2832 W 24th Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623
Contact: Tamara Witzl, 773.534.1402
Programs: Tutoring, Latino program, Mexican Folkloric dance classes, art education, Mexican cultural education, bilingualism in school

Tonantzin Community Arts and Cultural Gallery

Communities served: Latinos (as), Pilsen
Address: 1173 W 18th St, Chicago, IL

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute

Communities served: Minorities
Address: 431 South. Dearborn Street, Suite 1203, Chicago, IL 60605
Contact: 312.427.8683, Dr. Juan Andrade, Jr. President,
Programs: civic enagment, conferences and events, research and reports on the Latino and other minority communities

Universidad Popular

Communities served: Latinos (as), youth, and adults, Little Village
Address: 2801 S Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
Contact: 773.733.5055,
Programs: English literacy, family literacy, digital literacy, youth programs, health literacy

UNO (United Neighborhood Organization)

Communites served: Hispanic, Latinos(as), minorities
Address: 954 W Washington Blvd # 3, Chicago, IL 60607
Contact: 312.432.6301
Programs: education, civics initiative, development

Yollocalli Arts Reach

Communities served: Latino youth
Address: 1401 W. 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Contact:  Vanessa A Sanchez, Director, 312-455-9652 ext.204,
Programs: Art classes, digital learning, art and media workshops, mural program