PODER Student Runner Up for COABE Adult Learner of the Year Award

March 17, 20170 Comments

Congratulations to our student and part-time employee, Jose Acebedo, who was nominated for a prestigious Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year award. Jose was selected as a runner-up, due to his inspiring story and perseverance in the face of multiple obstacles. He currently works as PODER’s receptionist and is transitioning into a […]

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Welcome to PODER

January 17, 20170 Comments

Want to get to know us better? Watch this 6-minute video to learn more about PODER’s programs and the impact we’re having on the Latino immigrant community on Chicago’s southwest side. A big thank you to the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) for the support in making this video.

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An Easy Way to Support PODER: Amazon Smile

November 22, 20160 Comments

By selecting PODER as your nonprofit of choice on Amazon Smile, you’ll be contributing to our English literacy and job training programs. Click the link below and start shopping! Didn’t that feel good?

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Oprima-1 was profiled on Univision Chicago

February 16, 20140 Comments

In less than fifteen years, more than 6,750 students have attended our tuition free classes. With new immigrants arriving daily, the need for Poder’s services has never been greater.

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