Gads Hill Center CEO was featured in John Oliver's Last Week Tonight in a segment about the issues affecting immigrant participation in the Census. Gads Hill Center’s Count Us In Census project mobilizes hard-to-reach communities in Chicago’s south and west sides to ensure a fair Census count. This project will significantly improve the response rate of the communities we serve by integrating a multi-tiered approach to Census education and outreach through agency-wide efforts.
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Early childhood education is key to strengthening families and improving health outcomes in our communities. Gads Hill Center is proud to provide these services to children ages birth to five years throughout the south and west sides of Chicago. To listen to CEO Maricela Garcia discuss our work and our new Early Learning Center in Brighton Park on the latest episode of "Closing the Gap" on WBEZ, click here.
On October 1, our CEO Maricela Garcia shared her passion for supporting and strengthening Latino communities in Chicago with state and local officials at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration hosted by Comptroller Susana Mendoza. The event honored four outstanding Latino leaders with a commemorative award for their service to marginalized Chicago communities. Honorees included Gloria Castillo, President & CEO of Chicago United, Teresa Cordova of the UIC Great Cities Institute, Modesto Tico Valle of the Center on Halsted, and our own Maricela Garcia. Congratulations to them, and thank you, Maricela, for your continued leadership of the Gads Hill Center! To read more of her story, check out her bio on our website here.
The Chicago Benchmarking Collaborative is celebrating 10 years and the group is making
Lori Ann Bass from Christopher House and Maricela Garcia from Gads Hill Center were in
the ABC7 Studio to talk about the collaboration.