Luis Gutierrez, CEO, Latinos Progresando
Luis is founder and CEO of Latinos Progresando, home to the largest Latino-led family based immigration legal services program in Illinois. Latinos Progresando has been a key partner of Taller de José, and Luis served on the Board of Directors from 2009-2017.
“I understand first-hand the need for Taller de José’s accompaniment in our community. Growing up in Little Village as the son of Mexican immigrants, any time they needed to go somewhere that English was required, they took me along with them to help translate. Often this meant I had to miss school to go with them. Because Taller de José accompanies individuals and can serve this role, it means that parents no longer have to rely on their children in that way. Taller de José’s services help ensure that those children don’t miss school, and parents are able to shield their children from sensitive issues that need to be addressed. I support Taller de José to make sure that those in our community have access to these important services.”