Katya Nuques - Enlace Chicago

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Today's episode features Katya Nuques, Executive Director of Enlace Chicago – an organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of residents in Little Village. They do this by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live; and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.

Katya began her career at Enlace in 2005 as the Director of Community Schools, where she played a substantial role in the expansion and growth of Enlace. Today, Enlace is recognized locally and nationally as a leading organization in youth development, violence prevention and intervention, and community organizing.

We Learn About:

  • Enlace’s history of organically developing community-driven solutions in Little Village;
  • Katya shares some of the successes of collaborative education and anti-violence efforts that have strengthened the Little Village neighborhood; and
  • She discusses the importance of authentic leadership and participatory processes that build coalition.

Notable Resources:

David K. Fremon, Chicago Politics Ward by Ward

Mike Royko, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago

Michael Tesler, Post-Racial or Most-Racial?: Race and Politics in the Obama Era

To learn more about Enlace Chicago, visit: enlacechicago.org

To support Enlace's mission: Click Here to Donate

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