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Latino Outreach Center Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 to October 15

Check back often for and updates and further information.


iYa es el Tiempo! Students Coming Together to Create Change

September 25  7p.m.

Join us for a virtual event about the basics of civil discourse and power to help you prepare for and navigate the challenges of achieving social, political, and institutional change. A spoken-word artist and activist, Denise Frohman, will provide an artistic interpretation of activism, and two Elgin Council members, Tish Powell and Baldemar Lopez, will join her in speaking about their journey and role in making a change in the community. This event was made possible through a collaborative effort between College of DuPage, College of Lake County, Elgin Community College, Harper College, McHenry County College, and Waubonsee Community College.




Congressional Hispanic Congress Institute (CHCI)

September 14 - 18

Our Voice, Nuestro Poder, the CHCI Leadership Conference FREE

Join me! I just registered to participate at CHCI's Our Voice, Nuestro Poder virtual Leadership Conference on September 14-18 and 43rd Annual Awards Gala on September 21.

You may select the days and sessions you wish to attend virtually.

Register Today!


Excelencia In Education

October 2

Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Institute 

Join leaders from across the country for three unique events over two days, focusing on Latino student success in higher education.

For more information and to register visit Excelencia In Education


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

October 26 - 28

Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Fostering Excellence and Social Justice

HACU's 34th Annual Conference provides a unique forum for the sharing of information and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics.

For more information visit HACU

If interested in attending this conference please contact the Latino Outreach Center,  


Community Events

The 36th Chicago Latino Film Festival

September 18 - 27 

The full program for the Festival, originally scheduled for April and now taking place September 18-27, will be announced in late August!

Click here for more information on the Virtual Latino Film Festival.



Notable Hispanics

Scott Gomez

Alaska native and only Hispanic NHL 1st-round draft pick (27th selection in 1998).


Luis Walter Alvarez

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1968.


David Bennes Barkley

First Hispanic American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.


Franklin Chang -Diaz

First Costa Rican astronaut, and, as of 2004, he was one of only two astronauts to have served on seven space missions.


Joseph Marion Hernandez

First Hispanic to serve in the U.S. Congress, as a delegate from the Spanish territory of Florida.


Nancy Lopez

4-time LPGA Player of the Year (1978-79,85,88); Rookie of Year (1977); 3-time winner of LPGA Championship; reached Hall of Fame by age 30 with 35 victories; 48 career wins. 


Mario Molina

1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 



U.S. Census Bureau - Hispanic Origin


Contact Information

Saraliz Jimenez, MBA, MS
(630) 942-3039

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Evening appointments available by request.