ABOUT THE CLINIC
The Enlace Community Activism Legal Clinic serves the Little Village community. The weekly clinic provides a valuable, free legal resource for residents of Little Village. The clinic operates every Tuesday evening from 5:00pm-8:00pm. Individuals and families who need legal assistance are seen on a walk in basis.
The Enlace Community Activism Legal Clinic is full service: providing a wide-range of services from advice, extended assistance, representation, to community legal education. We schedule follow up meetings with clients every Tuesday and Friday. Priority is given to clients who are low-income residents of Little Village in the following areas: immigration, family law, criminal records, housing, and education.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY PARTNER
Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.
Enlace Chicago serves the Little Village Community, which continues to be one of Chicago’s most densely populated neighborhoods with a high percentage of youth. However, it also continues to be one of the communities with the least amount of green space per capita.
The working-class residents of the Little Village community quietly support the way of life of all Chicagoans. Our residents staff restaurants throughout the city. They provide daily assistance as laborers in industries like manufacturing, landscaping, service, and construction. Yet our residents do not have access to the same opportunities available to those who employ them.
Neighborhood schools fall below state standards. Children play on the streets due to a lack of parks, playgrounds, and green space. Residents must consistently face the violence that sporadically erupts between gangs. Enlace Chicago works to improve these conditions through a preventative and proactive approach that strengthens our families, our neighborhood, and thereby, our city.