History of Mano a Mano
Mano a Mano was founded in 2000 by local community leaders, Mayor Iyla Bauer of Round Lake Park, Chief Bruce Johnson of Round Lake Park, and State Representative Mark Beaubien (R- Barrington). Noting the increasing of arrival of immigrant families to the area and wanting to ensure a welcoming community, these community leaders obtained a small grant from the State of Illinois to start a resource center in a one-room store front on Main Street in Round Lake Park. Now almost two decades later, Mano a Mano is a prominent multi-program social service agency, offering support and resources to immigrant families across northeastern Illinois. Watch this video to learn more about our history.
Some Stats about Immigration to Lake County, IL