The Latino Policy Forum is the only organization in the Chicago area that facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.
Forum Statement: Illinois Needs a Budget Now!
Governor Rauner and the Legislature have yet to agree to a fully funded, year-long operating budget since he took the oath of office in January 2015.
Chicago and Illinois Leaders Share Their Experiences Partnering with BCG
BCG’s deep understanding of the social and public sectors—along with our tailored approach, rigorous analysis, and focus on long-term enablement—has helped nonprofit organizations of all sizes address their most pressing challenges.
In The Loop
Watch Sylvia Puente, Executive Director, discussing the refugee ban and the Illinois budget crisis on WYCC PBS Chicago
Attacks on Immigrants are Attacks on America
The Forum's statement on the President's Executive Orders regarding expanding a southern border wall, threats to Sanctuary Cities and the Muslim ban.
Immigrant Communities Respond to Executive Actions Banning Refugees and Attacking Sanctuary Cities
The Forum joined immigration advocates from across Illinois to protest Donald Trump’s executive orders targeting sanctuary cities, banning refugees from specific war torn countries and directing federal resources for construction of a border wall.