I wholeheartedly support LVEJO's mission of achieving the self-determination of immigrant, low-income, and working-class families in Chicago's Little Village. LVEJO's work has had a significant influence in my life and that of many others. This year I have committed to running the Chicago Half Marathon Series (Spring Half May 19 and Chicago Half September 29th) as a way to express my gratitude to LVEJO. These funds will go towards LVEJO's workforce development wrap around services. Your generous donation will help us ensure that each participant benefits from having their own textbooks to take home and study, tutoring, transportation to and from trainings, and portfolio/resume building support to prepare them for employment.
In 2017 LVEJO was a central actor in the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act. As part of the Illinois Solar for All Program, LVEJO continues to work hard to ensure that the passage of this bill is truly bringing job creation to frontline communities and low-income communities of color. In 2018, LVEJO was able to successfully help 7 participants graduate from the program and about to graduate it's second cohort thanks to the passion and dedication of Dr. Miguel A. Saucedo. Will you help me in ensuring the self-determination of immigrant, low-income, and working-class families in Little Village by donating to this cause? Read more about the program here: " https://blog.ucsusa.org/jessica-collingsworth/illinois-solar-for-all-program