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60 Years of Migration: Puerto Ricans in Chicagoland
This report by the Puerto Rican Agenda, a volunteer coalition and think tank interested in keeping the issues of Puerto Ricans and other Latino groups at the forefront for policy makers in Chicago, tries to capture the present conditions in the Puerto Rican community through different aspects of community life: housing, economic development, education, health, youth and justice, culture, women, and the non-profit sector.
Latino Immigrants in the Windy City: New Trends in Civic Engagement
This report is part of a series on Latin American immigrant civic and political participation, sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center Mexico Institute, that explores experiences in nine different cities around the United States. For the Chicago report, a roundtable community dialogue took place in October 2007 at Casa Michoacán in Pilsen.
The Latino Landscape: A Metro Chicago Guide and Nonprofit Directory
This first-of-its-kind resource is a collaborative effort undertaken by the Center for Metropolitan Chicago Initiatives of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. It seeks to provide a general introduction to the Latino community in the region and serve as a resource for philanthropic institutions, civic leaders, and public policymakers to obtain a better understanding of the Latino population and the organizations that serve Latinos in the Chicago area.
Latinos in Chicago: Reflections of an American Landscape
This report, published by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, focuses on Latinos in metropolitan Chicago with the goal of locating them within Chicago’s economic, political, and educational context and understanding the critical role that they can play in enhancing the present and future well-being of the metropolitan area.
Mexican Immigration in the Midwest
Because Mexican immigration is such a rapidly changing phenomenon and is having such a remarkable impact on the Midwest’s economic, political, and social fabric, The Chicago Council on Global
Affairs chose this subject as the focus of its first Heartland Paper. Heartland Papers are a new Chicago Council monograph series that explore how to best position the Midwest in the age of globalization by examining key issues and providing policy recommendations to improve regional success.
The State of Latino Chicago
This report, published by the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame, provides an overview of the growth and distribution of the Latino population throughout the region, along with information on income, employment, education, and other topics essential for understanding the current status and future prospects of Chicago-area Latinos.
The State of Latino Chicago 2010: The New Equation
This report follows up the 2005 State of Latino Chicago by analyzing the economic contribution of Chicago-area Latinos in 2010. Using the most recent US Census data available, the report finds that Chicago-area Latinos earned $26.2 billion, which translates to $12.3 billion in spending power, yielding a total impact of $23 billion after accounting for the indirect impact of Latino consumption spending on goods and services. The report also finds that Latinos contribute almost $1.2 billion more in tax revenues than they cost in the delivery of public services like education, health care, and other services like public safety.