MCS Industries Cares!
Enlace Chicago is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of the residents of the Little Village Community by fostering a physically safe and healthy environment in which to live and by championing opportunities for educational advancement and economic development.
The working-class residents of the Little Village community quietly support the way of life of all Chicagoans. Our residents staff restaurants throughout the city. They provide daily assistance as laborers in industries like manufacturing, landscaping, service, and construction.
Yet our residents do not have access to the same opportunities available to those who employ them. Neighborhood schools fall below state standards. Children play on the streets due to a lack of parks, playgrounds, and green space. Residents must consistently face the violence that sporadically erupts between gangs.
Enlace Chicago works to improve these conditions through a preventative and proactive approach that strengthens our families, our neighborhood, and thereby, our city. Through our four program areas, Community Education, Violence Prevention, Community Enrichment, and Economic Development, Enlace Chicago directly serves more than 5,000 youth and adults. The organization's impact reaches well beyond this number and benefits our entire community of nearly 100,000 residents by creating opportunities and resources throughout the neighborhood.