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UnidosUS Affiliate

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Acero Schools is honored to join the membership of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network in order to amplify its service to students, families and Chicago’s Latino community.


UnidosUs (formerly The National Council of La Raza) is the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the country. The organization serves the Latino community through research, advocacy, programs and a national network of nearly 300 community-based Affiliate organizations across the country.

Acero Schools intentionally seeks to further uplift its students, graduates, parents and communities by affiliating with UnidosUS, which accepted our application for membership in June. In joining the UnidosUS Affiliate Network, Acero Schools gains access to new opportunities to elevate our impact on the community including funding and grant awards, professional development, and leadership training in addition to peer-to-peer collaboration with the vast Affiliate Network. 

Among the primary focuses of this partnership is parent engagement. Acero Schools intends to participate in the Padres Comprometidos program offering provided by UnidosUS. The program promotes the development of authentic, meaningful relationships with Latino families and to effectively engage parents, school staff, and children - from K-12 - as a community in order for parents to become more effective advocates for their children when they learn how to engage with the school system and gain strategies for navigating their children's stages of development as they progress through their school years.

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