Oct. 26, 2005 - The Latino Consortium will host the Annual Hispanic Family Institute
reception to celebrate the Latino community and pay tribute to those who have
played significant roles in the delivery of services to Latino families.
Hispanic Family Institute kick-off event is our way of personally commending the
ongoing efforts of those working to improve the lives of Hispanic children and
families throughout Illinois," said DCFS Director Bryan Samuels.
event, which is a precursor to the 17th Annual Hispanic Family Institute on November
9-10th, will be held at the Garfield Park Conservatory at 300 N. Central Park
from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on October 26th.
Director Bryan Samuels is the guest speaker with appearances by representatives
from the various Hispanic Consulates, Hispanic State Legislators, Hispanic Aldermen,
and child welfare and other public and private agencies.
goal is to continue encouraging partnerships and relationship building with the
community at large to help strengthen services to Hispanic families," added
event is sponsored by the Latino Consortium: Arden Shore, Association House of
Chicago, Casa Central, Catholic Charities of Chicago, CAUSES, Chicago Commons,
ChildServ, Child Link, Lifelink, Youth and Outreach Services. It is co-sponsored
by DCFS' Office of Latino Services, DCFS' Hispanic Advisory Committee, Loyola
University School of Social Work and the Peruvian Cultural Center.
Illinois Department of Children and Family Services