On Friday, May 3, Centro de Información will be celebrating its Annual Community Day Luncheon at the Elgin Country Club starting at 11:30. Four people will be honored for their contributions to Centro de Información and the Hispanic community.
Carla Sattler, Volunteer Award
John Brittain, Board Service Award
Sharon McGill, Board Service Award
Connie Zapata, Community Impact Award
The speaker for the event will be Rob Paral a demographic and public policy consultant with specialties in immigrant, Latino and Asian populations; community needs for health and human service programs; and Midwestern demographic change.
As Principal of Rob Paral and Associates, Rob has assisted more than 100 different human service, advocacy and philanthropic organizations in understanding the communities they are trying to serve. He works with large-scale data and geographic information systems to develop insight into community assets and needs.
Rob Paral is a nonresident fellow in the Global Cities program of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and is a lecturer in the Latin American and Latino Studies Program of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was the Senior Research Associate of the Washington, DC office of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, and was Research Director of the Latino Institute of Chicago. He has been a fellow or adjunct of the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame University, DePaul University Sociology Department, and the American Immigration Council in Washington, DC. More information may be found at www.robparal.com
Centro de Información is a social service agency that has been serving the community for 47 years with offices in Elgin, East Dundee and Hanover Park.
Tickets are $35 with $40 at the door. For reservations, call Josefina Guerrero, 847-695-9050 Ext. 313 on you can now follow the link to reserve through eventbrite. http://bit.ly/CentroLunch
For more information about Centro de Informacion and its 47 years of service to the immigrant community, call Jaime Garcia, Executive Director, 847-695-9050, Ext. 305.