UNO Students Raise Over $11,000 for Mexico Relief after Hurricanes, Mudslides and Floods Ravage Villages
UNO is honored to report that through the generous donations of our UNO students, the UNO Charter School Network raised over $11,000 for Mexican Flood Relief!
UNO Students were challenged with a goal of raising $10,000 in two weeks in support of Mexican families, whose lives have been devastated by the natural disasters of hurricanes, followed by mudslides and floods. Many people have died and many more have been left homeless after two hurricanes devastated the coastal villages.
On Saturday, Nov. 2nd, over 5,500 runners registered for UNO's 7th annual Carrera de los Muertos/5K Race of the Dead, and hundreds more came to cheer them on joining in the Latin American celebration of life. The event proved to be the most successful to date as costume clad participants ran through the streets of Pilsen and University Village on aRead More
We are pleased to introduce and welcome Ms. Annie Pike to the UNO team. Ms. Pike will serve as General Counsel/Compliance Officer. Her responsibility will include providing senior management with effective legal advice on organizational strategies and their implementation, manage legal functions, ensure compliance with all applicable state and local laws and grant provisions, and obtain and ov
UNO is pleased to announce Mr. Jesse Estrada as UNO's new Chief of Operations and Procurement. Mr. Estrada is part of the organization's restructuring to fit UNO's continued growth. Mr. Estrada will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of operational procedures and programs, as well as oversee the revamped procurement process for all contracting on behalf of UNO andRead More
UNO Announces Agreement with Chicago ACTS to Allow UNO Charter Teachers and Staff the Freedom to Form a Union.
Chicago- UNO has reached an agreement with the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS) to guarantee UNO teachers and staff the freedom to form a union. UNO operates 13 schools in Chicago, educating approximately 6,500 children. A neutral party will verify that a majority of employees have chosen to formRead More
While activists are known for their idealism, United Neighborhood Organization's CEO, Juan Rangel, prides himself on taking a pragmatic approach to the issues affecting Chi- cago's many Hispanic immigrants-helping manage UNO's 11-school charter network to produce the next generation of game changers [not victims] ...
The UNO Charter School Network welcomed Esmeralda Santiago-one of the nation's top writers-to Chicago recently and named its Humboldt Park Elementary School Campus in her honor. The festive event was marked by children reading poetry, speeches from delighted parents and Santiago recounting her childhood years; moments that inspired more than 300 Humboldt Park students and parents who attended the event at 2510 W. Cortez St.
"She is a true role model for our Hispanic youth," said Juan Rangel, UNO's CEO. "She connected with students Read More
Wednesday will be another school day for 566 students at Fuentes Elementary charter school on Chicago's Northwest Side. Fuentes isn't a traditional Chicago public school, but part of the United Neighborhood Organization network of charter schools, run under different rules without union teachers.
Fuentes students — who outperform students in traditional Chicago public schools in reading and math — have been in class since Aug. 6. They haven't missed a sing
The UNO Charter School Network's latest plan for expansion, a new K-8 school in the historic St. Scholastica Academy building in Rogers Park, comes as the city's cash-strapped public school system looks to raise money by vacant schools.
UNO, formally the United Neighborhood Organization, said this week it has signed a lease with the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago for the St. Scholastica space to house a new K-8 elementary. The yet-unnamed school is one of two UNO is pushing to open for the start of the 2012-13 school year and the eighth schooRead More