UNO ALSO TO ANNOUNCE $70 MILLION SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will attend and speak at the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) Annual Awards Dinner at 5:45 p.m., today, Nov. 1, 2012, at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago.
In addition, while Chicago Public Schools move toward closing underutilized facilities, UNO CEO Juan Rangel will announce a $70 million school construction program to build new schools in Chicago’s Hispanic communities, where CPS schools are overcrowded.
The UNO Annual Awards Dinner is an opportunity for UNO to recognize community and political support for the organization, the largest Hispanic advocacy organization in Chicago and operator of a network of 13 charter schools in Chicago with a combined enrollment of 6,500 students.
“UNO has grown from a storefront advocate for Hispanic rights and political power to an organization that is helping shape the Latino community through education and prosperity. We seek to engage and challenge the Hispanic community to redefine its impact and legacy on Chicago and American society,” said Rangel.
“We have grown significantly in recent years, and 2013 promises to be another exciting year for UNO,” said Rangel. “It is a privilege to have Mayor Emanuel and Rep. Pelosi join us at this important event which brings together all of UNO’s supporters.”
When: Reception at 5:45 p.m., dinner and program at 6:45 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
Where: Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago
Who: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and UNO CEO Juan Rangel