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About Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European andLatino Immigrants of Illinois

Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois, CAAAELII Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European andLatino Immigrants of Illinois CAAAELII Closing. I am sorry to inform you that the Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European andLatino Immigrants of Illinois (CAAAELII) has suspended operations and has dissolved as an organization. The Board and I are exploring ways that two CAAAELII programs – GROW (organizational capacity building) and the Youth Health Service Corps (youth health organizing and leadership) may eventually move to the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). I will keep you informed of further developments regarding this. CAAAELII Closing Celebration June 14. In the meantime, you are invited to join a CAAAELII closing celebration and house party fundraiser on Saturday June 14 – 5 PM till 8 PM at the home of CAAAELII Board President, Herbert Moreno, 1004 N. Kedzie Ave. Chicago. You are invited to help us celebrate CAAAELII's accomplishments through the years. We want to thank all the CAAAELII partners, funders, donors, friends and colleagues that helped the coalition. Any amount you donate is welcome to help defray CAAAELII's expenses. To RSVP for this event, please click on this link: http://www.evite.com/l/UK5aJMsTGy CAAAELII “Everything Must Go” Garage Sale June 20 and June 21. You are also invited to join the CAAAELII Closing “Everything Must Go” Garage Sale on Friday June 20 and Saturday June 21 – 9 AM till 3 PM at the CAAAELII office, 4300 N. Hermitage Ave. Chicago, near Montrose Ave. and Ashland Ave. Are you looking for slightly used computers, filing cabinets, office equipment and office supplies? Come join us and get a bargain. No reasonable offer will be refused. Please call me at (773) 793-1945 or Herbert Moreno, President of the CAAAELII board (773) 489-2828 if you have any questions. Need The diverse communities represented by CAAAELII have not traditionally worked together and experience barriers to communication. In the past, agencies worked within their communities to solve problems and advocate because of a variety of cultural, language, and geographic barriers. CAAAELII began breaking down these barriers by meeting regularly to strategize, share resources, and discuss ways the coalition can improve delivery of services and other areas of concerns that effect their communities. Mission To strengthen the diverse voices of inter-generational immigrant and refugee communities by building alliances through a transformative process that develops grassroots power to impact public policy. History In 1997, 12 partner agencies serving immigrants and refugees in the Chicago metropolitan area joined together to form CAAAELII, the Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois. CAAAELII began as an avenue for agencies to pool resources and ideas when teaching citizenship classes to immigrants and refugees seeking to apply for citizenship, recruiting and training volunteer citizenship teachers, and advocating for immigrant and refugee rights.
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