News and Events




The 4th Annual Dream Gala
"Honoring Our Struggles, Unveiling Our Future" 
("Honrando Nuestras Luchas, Revelando Nuestro Futuro)

Tickets are $55

Doors Open at 6pm 
Program starts at 7:00pm 

FREE parking available and $10 valet

Join us for a night of live music, dance performances, dancing, and a silent auction
to support undocumented students continue will there higher education. 

We hope to see you there


21st Annual ILACHE Professional and Student Development Conference
"From Numbers to Action: Advancing Latino Educational Attainment and Leadership"

Friday April 19, 2013

Hosted by St. Augustine College
1345 W. Argyle St., Chicago, IL

Conference information, registration, and more.

Additional info, please email us at


Dr. Angela Perez Miller Scholarship

Dr. Angela Perez Miller (1937-2007). Dr. Miller’s parents emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. in the 1920s and settled in Chicago’s southwest side. After obtaining two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Dr. Miller served as a teacher and administrator for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). For more than 30 years, Dr. Miller educated youth in Pilsen and Little Village, advocated for increased bilingual education classes in CPS schools, and demanded increased assistance and resources for Latino children, particularly those with special needs. After retiring from CPS, Dr. Miller taught bilingual education and educational policy classes at UIC and DePaul University.

In addition to being an educator, Dr. Miller served as board president of the Latino Institute, a civil rights think tank that addressed Latino concerns in Chicago. She also served as a member of Senator Miguel Del Valle’s education committee and as a founding member of the Alivio Medical Center, which opened in 1989 to provide primary health care services to Latinos.

Dr. Miller, as noted by the Illinois General Assembly, “will be remembered by all who knew her as a passionate, compassionate, and fearless woman who focused herself fully on the success of Latino school children in the city of Chicago.”

This scholarship is supported by Latinos Progresando (LP) is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of immigrants and their families. In 1998, Luis Gutierrez founded LP and focused its efforts in Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. LP provides direct legal services for immigrants, initiates community education projects, and advocates for policies that benefit immigrants. LP also works with youth to promote educational attainment and participation in the arts.

Registration is now open for the upcoming IALHEA Diversity Dialogue and Research Forum: Building a Community of Scholars which is scheduled for Friday, April 5th, 2013 at the UIC Student Center East. Please register if you are able to attend. We encourage graduate and professional students to register to attend and/or submit abstracts for presentation (posters only).

Students can also reach the link for registration here:

Hilda Lopez-Arce Scholarship

Hilda was a consummate advocate and her contributions extended to civic organizations to help make a difference for Latinos throughout the state of Illinois. Hilda served as the president of the board of the Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees (IAHSE) and board member of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) from 1990- 2000.

Each year the Hilda López-Arce Scholarship Selection Committee in conjunction with the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos and the Latina Network award a $500 scholarship to a student who exhibits leadership qualities and who has made contributions to the Latino community.


Latino Educators United for Change (LUCHA)

Join the first General Meeting of the Semester!

When: Friday, February 1st @ 5:00pm

Where: LARES Study Area, SSB, 1200 W. Harrison Street (Corner of Racine and Harrison)

Are you an education major? Thinking about becoming an education major? Interested in education? Why not join LUCHA. Meet and greet for interested students, everybody is welcome!


Minority Health in the Midwest Conference. Register NOW! Friday, February 22nd

Minority Health in the Midwest Conference featuring Dr. Teresa Cordova, Dr. Brain Smedley, Dr. Terry Mason, Dr. Richard David, Dr. Rick Kittles, Dr. Angela Odoms-Young


Chancellor's Status Committees Awareness Event

School of Public Health, 1603 W. Taylor St

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 from 5-7 pm

All are invited to attend an event hosted by the Chancellor's Status Committees: Committee on the Status of Asian Americans (CCSAA), Committee on the Status of Blacks (CCSB), Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL),Committee on the Status of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (CCSLGBTI), Committee on the Status of Persons with Disabilities (CCSPD), and Committee on the Status of Women (CCSW), for an educational event highlighting the mission, work, and involvement opportunities for UIC students, faculty, and staff.

Light refreshments will be served.


Graduate Student Association Meeting

We will have our kick-off meeting for the Graduate Student Association as part of the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Latinos (CCSL).

Monday, January 28, 2013
5:30 pm

Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan St.
Lecture Center B2
UIC East Campus

Come and get involved in the formation of the group and establishing its
mission and goals. And if you just want to know more about the group (with
no obligation to join) please come and meet other graduate students with
similar interests. If you have suggestions for discussion or other ideas,
please send them to be included in the agenda.

Whether or not you have already contacted us with your interest, everyone
is welcome to attend. We hope to have a great turn out.

Refreshments will be served. RSVP will be very appreciated, but is not

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Juanita:


UIC School of Public Health
Urban  Health and Diversity Programs will host:
Bi-Annual Conference on Career Opportunities for Minorities in Public Health commemorating Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Place: UIC School of Public Health 
1603 W. Taylor St. 
Date: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

 Participants will meet UIC SPH faculty, students, staff and obtain admission requirements and information on the various public health masters and doctoral degree programs offered at the SPH. Participants will obtain information on the 2013 Summer Residential Enrichment Program on how to apply and obtain valuable research and hands on experience in public health In addition information will be provided on public health issues faced by disadvantaged communities and the importance of cultural competency in public health. Registration is free. For detailed conference and registration information please visit



MUJERES de HACE Holiday Luncheon: CCSL proudly sponsored UIC students to attend the Luncheon with an inspirational moderator and panel: Marlene Gonzalez, Neli Vasquez-Rowland, Leticia Herrera, and Ana Maria Soto.

CCSL Latina Attendees Group picture


ZONA ABIERTA, Fall 2012: Tanya Cabrera's Talk "Keep the Dream Alive: Higher Education for Dreamers" presented salient issues for immigrant students. It is a challenging topic that impacts many students across the country. Please find the PDF below to learn more.

Working with Undocumented Students


Latino History Month is approaching and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report on the Latino work force.

National Hispanic Heritage Month report

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