Join us at

Builder’s Day 2024

Sunday, May 19th | Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook, IL

Discover our new, expanded Sponsor Benefits!

This year, we’ve elevated our sponsor experience with brand-new benefits at every sponsorship level.

Be there

to celebrate!

Enjoy a special evening featuring food, drinks, storytelling, games, prizes, community, and companionship.

Can’t attend? You can still support Builder’s Day here.

Your generous donation not only supports our ongoing work, but also provides opportunities for clients & community partners to join us for Builder’s Day for free!

Marking Milestones

Taller de José supports individuals in achieving their objectives, encouraging them as they

mark milestones and celebrate significant achievements along the way

Builder’s Day is a large part of our success at Taller de José.

Our Builder’s Day fundraising event directly supports the accompaniment mission of Taller de José. This past year, Taller de José and volunteers served over 1340 clients and their families, a 37% increase over the previous year. Our accompaniment and dignifying case management and offsite accompaniment connect Spanish-speaking immigrant communities in Chicago with the resources needed to access critical services for free!

This year, we’re excited to celebrate Builder’s Day at The Hyatt Lodge Oak Brook Chicago! Please join us in Marking Milestones to celebrate Taller de José with an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment.

Please join us in celebrating all we have achieved in 2023 and help us build a bridge to an even more impactful future.

Did you know: every TDJ client receives services 100% free of charge?

The work we do at Taller de José is entirely supported by sponsorships, grants, and individual donors. We couldn’t do this without you!

Because of the amazing support of last year’s Builder’s Day 2023, we were able to expand our services by: 

  • Partnering with Wellness West to ensure more support for community members with chronic health conditions
  • Working to expand our staff, including a full-time Compañerxes at our main location and our satellite location in Maywood

Now, more than ever, Taller de José is in need of additional full-time, permanent staff to much-needed work in Little Village, Maywood, and beyond.

So this year, we’ve ramped up our fundraising goals. 

Through our Builder’s Day sponsorship and event fundraisers, we hope to raise $75,000 to support the growth and stability of our organization—so we can continue to serve the people who count on us!

Please join us in celebrating and supporting the work we do at Taller de José.

Would you like to support Builder’s Day in another way?

We also welcome in-kind donations of items and services. Please reach out if you or your businesses are interested in in-kind opportunities. Please contact us at

You may donate online here or by mailing or delivering a check to:

Taller de José | 2831 W. 24th Blvd. Chicago, IL 60623  | Make Checks payable to: Taller de José

Our society is built upon complex systems—legal, financial, health, social services—and it’s often challenging to navigate them.

How frustrating is it to get to the DMV, arms full of paperwork, only to be told you’re missing an essential piece?

Or go around and around for days or weeks with your health insurance, only to find out that your treatment won’t be covered the way you thought it would?

For many people, navigating these systems isn’t just frustrating—it’s nearly impossible to achieve alone.

That’s why we do what we do at Taller de José.

We provide personal attention, support, and companionship to members of Spanish-speaking immigrant communities in Chicago who struggle to navigate:

  • Immigration systems
  • Counseling support
  • Financial services
  • Legal services 
  • Domestic violence assistance

And other complicated, convoluted systems they might encounter.

Our staff, our Compañerxes, are trained to truly hear the needs of our clients—and then accompany them through the process of finding and accessing the resources they need.

As such, our Compañerxes are the bridge that connects community members to the health, legal, and social services that empower them to reach their goals.