Jesse Cordero - Lead Volunteer and Language Coordinator


Jesse Cordero was born in Poncitlan Jalisco, Mexico and came to Chicago in 1973 when he was 7 years old. He was raised in Little Village, where he graduated from Harrison High School.  He attended the College of Automation, where he studied computer science. After graduation, he worked at Sinai Hospital as a computer operator.  From 1985-1997, he was also enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserves, from which he received an honorable discharge. He and his brother started a well-received Mexican restaurant called El Sombrero in Chicago Heights. In 2004, he obtained his commercial driver’s license and has been driving trucks since. He returned to Little Village in 2010, where he has been an active community member. Since April 2014, Jesse has been an active, invaluable member of CALA’s Enlace Community Activism-Law Clinic team. He is very excited to be a part of CALA to help his community access legal services that otherwise most residents could not afford, and is very appreciative for CALA’s contributions to Little Village. He is very happy to volunteer as much of his time as possible to this great cause.


Eric Frank - Helpline Coordinator

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Eric Frank graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law. While Studying at Duquesne he participated in its trial advocacy program, earned distinction for outstanding oral argument, and served as a Senior Staff Member for the Duquesne law Review. Mr. Frank has worked in the field of immigraiton law for over four years and has extensive experience in all aspects of GIA's practice, includin family, business, and global immigration. Since April 2014 he has served in the positions of Director of Legal and Director of Business Operations, where he oversees the day-to-day operation of Global Immigration Associates, P.C.