Senator VillanuevaCHICAGO – After President Trump released a memorandum that calls for an unprecedented change that would exclude undocumented residents from the U.S. Census, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) released the following statement:

“Both citizens and non-citizens have been included in the official count since the first U.S. Census. The purpose of the census is to count all residents, regardless of status, so that the communities they live in receive adequate resources and accurate representation.

Read more: Villanueva: Immigrant communities will not be silenced in the census

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ICJIACHICAGO – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) urged community organizations that provide support services during the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority’s (ICJIA) newest $7.1 million grant program by July 24.

“The Southwest side of Chicago has been devastated by COVID-19,” Villanueva said. “With so many struggling to balance their rent, utilities and other basic expenses, the services provided by these groups are more essential now than ever.”

Read more: Villanueva: COVID-19 relief groups should apply for grants

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adult classroomCHICAGO – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) announced that two local adult literacy programs will receive a combined total of $105,000 in state funds. The Secretary of State issued these grants as part of his Adult Literacy Grant program.

“Community organizations and local colleges offer adults the opportunity to expand their reading and English language skills,” Villanueva said. “Funding these programs is essential to the success of our community. I encourage anyone looking to hone these skills to join one of these programs.”

Read more: PODER Learning Center, Morton College receive adult literacy grants

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childrenCHICAGO – With young people facing high rates of unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) announced that the Illinois Youth Investment Program is extending its grant application deadline to Aug. 3, 2020.

“For most of my career I have been dedicated to the development of young people and am continuously amazed at the things that they can accomplish,” Villanueva said. “Organizations looking to help at-risk young people should apply for these grants so that they have the necessary resources to set them up for success.”

Read more: Villanueva encourages youth employment assistance providers to apply for state grant

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