Institute for Latino Progress

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  • What sets the organization apart:

    We are an educational organization enrolling students and serving the entire family. We offer comprehensive support services to all of our families in their language. Our organization offers comprehensive education, vocational training and job placement assistance. Our students age range, 3 years of to 70+. We run Teo charge high schools, three vocation training programs, one associate degree in nursing, Five levels of ESL, elementary and secondary Educational diploma In Spanish. We are in only organization in the state of Illinois awarded to offer Career Pathways to Refugees and Asylees.

  • Mission Statement

    Our mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity.

  • Established/Founding Date

    April 1, 1977

  • Organization’s History

    Instituto was founded in 1977 to address the need of Latino immigrants to learn English, access education and achieve a career a high quality of life.

  • CEO/Executive Director

    Karina Ayala-Bermejo

  • Size of Organization’s Staff


  • Diversity of Staff

    More than 50%

  • Current Operating Budget


  • Education Level of Primary Target Population

    No HS Diploma, High School Diploma/GED, Some College, No Degree, College Grad


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