paso west suburban action project : proyecto de accion de los suburbios del oeste


2001 Janice Ave.
Melrose Park, IL 60160
708-410-2000

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    Fighting For Our Rights, For Our Families
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    Taking Action Through our Faith and Values
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    Tomando Acción por Nuestros Valores y Fe
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    Youth Empowerment and Leadership
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    Luchando por Nuestros Derechos,por Nuestras Familias
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    Fortaleciendo a la Juventud- Lideres de Hoy y Manana

PASO – West Suburban Action Project

is a community-based social justice organization that works to engage community members to act through their faith and values to address issues that affect them, their families, and neighbors with the mission to build stronger communities where all residents can live dignified lives regardless of their race, socioeconomic or immigration status.

PASO – Proyecto de Acción de los Suburbios del Oeste

es una organización comunitaria con el propósito de luchar por la justicia social en nuestras comunidades. Nuestra misión es involucrar a miembros de la comunidad a que actúen por medio de su fe y sus valores para hacer frente a los asuntos que les afectan, y así lograr cambios positivos en nuestra comunidad. Nuestra visión es construir, de manera colectiva, comunidades fuertes donde todos los residentes puedan tener acceso a una vida digna sin importar su raza, estatus migratorio o nivel socioeconómico.

Aug 22 2014

Join us for P.A.S.O.’s Open House and Visit Our New Offices!

Open House Flyer (Eng)

Join us to celebrate the expansion of our offices, learn about P.A.S.O.’s impact in the West Cook Suburbs, and meet our team as we launch the celebration towards our 5th year anniversary!

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Apr 03 2014

Congressman Gutierrez shares story of Marquez family on House floor

Last week Congressman Luis Gutierrez, a national leader and champion for immigration reform, shared Liz Marquez and her family’s story before the U.S. House floor. Watch the video HERE

Liz , her sister Yareli and their parents Lorena and Jose are P.A.S.O. members, and have been involved in the fight for immigration reform, developing as leaders and speaking before state and federal  elected officials, in front of massive crowds and with media to bring attention to the impact that deportations have to families.

You see, this is personal for Liz and Yareli.

Liz- Chicago Tribune

Click here for video of Liz’s powerful speech of her 1st action on March 22, 2013. Starts at minute :36

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Apr 03 2014

Successful citizenship workshop, Reached capacity within 45 min.

P.A.S.O. -West Suburban Action Project led a successful citizenship workshop this Saturday, March 29th at First United Methodist Church in Franklin Park. The doors opened at 9am and by 9:50am we had reached full capacity! We assisted 91 applicants begin the citizenship process and placed 35 additional people on a waiting list to be served through our office hours. This workshop shows again the interest by suburban immigrants to become citizens, and P.A.S.O.’s impact ensuring effective immigrant integration in the West Cook area.

On Saturday, we were also joined by Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Teresa Reyes (Director of the Office of New Americans, Governor’s Office) Senator Don Harmon (39th District), Representative Kathleen Willis (77th District) and Franklin Park Mayor Barrett Pederson for a press conference calling for a stop to the deportations separating thousands of families like Karina Magdaleno (a single mother in deportation proceedings simply for a driving violation) and to highlight the urgency of keeping immigrant  families together.

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Click link for coverage by Univision and  this link for photos from P.A.S.O.’s Suburban Citizenship Workshop this Saturday

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