Lake County Illinois Family Resource Center

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Help Families in Lake County, IL by providing programs and services to educate and establish links to essential community resources

About Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

The Mission of Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, as stated on the home page, is to "empower immigrant and underserved families of Lake County to become full participants in American life by providing quality programs and services that educate and establish links to essential community resources. Our mission is sustained by our respect for human dignity and our belief in the equality of all people."

SERVING A COMMUNITY NEED

Founded in September 2000, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center opened its door and began services, thanks to the foresight of community leaders concerned with the needs of the rapidly increasing Latino population in the Round Lake area of IL. Many of these families were finding it difficult to adapt to their new communities because they spoke little or no English, lacked a high school education and did not have an adequate income.

Mano a Mano provides the resources to help families improve their quality of life and make a smooth transition into the community without erasing their cultural roots.

Mano a Mano serves clients all over Lake County Illinois, particularly in the Round Lake area as well as McHenry and Cook Counties and surrounding communities at large regardless of race, national origin, age, religion, creed, or disability.

Mano a Mano has successfully implemented the following programs:

Citizenship

Community School for Parents

- English as a Second Language

- GED

- Computer Classes

• Employment Connection

Health Education

Information and Referral

Kindergarten Readiness

Other services include: Legal Referral, Mobile Clinic, Tutoring, Voter Registration, Community Garden.

Safe and reliable Childcare is available while parents take classes.

 

View the Mano a Mano Board of Directors and Staff Members.

View the History of the Mano a Mano Organization.