Young Activist organizing as today’s leaders
El Cilantro was established by three LVEJO youth interns who felt strongly about our environment and how we can help make a difference. Since it began as a newsletter published both in print and on the web, El Cilantro has covered many issues and topics and had different guest writers and contributing artists. The youth membership of El Cilantro and YAOTL has expanded and we are reaching more people and addressing more issues than ever before. We are using media and social networking tools, in addition to organizing, protesting and writing, to help us bring the changes we so desperately need in Little Village.
WHAT WE DO:
We meet once a week (Fridays 5:30-7:30 ) we work together on issues ranging from fighting for cleaner air & space to immigration rights but also do fun artistic stuff like paint a mural and produce our own newsletter, El Cilantro.
WHATS IN IT FOR YOU?
GAIN LEADERSHIP SKILLS
BE AN ACTIVIST
FULFILL SERVICE LEARNING REQUIREMENTS
LEARN ABOUT EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
ONE-ON -ONE HELP WITH COLLEGE APPLICATIONS & SCHOLARSHIPS
WHERE ARE WE?
In 2008, El Cilantro launched this blog with the help of Open Youth Networks, a non-profit that helps youth activists use technology for civic involvement, education, art and activism. The el cilantro blog and the multimedia google map allow us to spread the videos, photos and stories to more youth and adults living in Little Village.
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2856 S. Millard Ave.
Chicago Il, 60623-4550