When Nancy Aardema joined LSNA as executive director in the mid-1980s, she focused on integrating into the association the more recent immigrants from Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba who had replaced the European immigrants who previously had dominated the area.
LSNA lead education organizer Joanna Brown estimates that more than 170 parent mentors and tutors, or parents who volunteer to help community children with school work and language difficulties, are working in the nine schools.
In the past seven years, the percentage of students in LSNA elementary schools scoring at or above national norms on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) has more than tripled from 20 to 70 percent.
In addition to a demonstrated commitment to a minority student population, the Bilingual Education Program at CSU also demonstrated a shared mission with LSNA.
The Bilingual Education Program also believed in the organizing work of LSNA and the need to challenge the status quo in the Logan Square schools (Schultz, Gillette & Hill, 2008).
Much like LSNA
, the Chicago Public Schools underwent a dramatic change during Education Secretary Arne Duncan's tenure as CEO.
The Neighborhood Association offers this beautiful model for immigrant families--as resources to themselves and their community," adds Juliet de Jesus Alejandra, a service learning coordinator who facilitates projects between LSNA
and Kelvyn Park High Schools' Social Justice Academy.
Maury's Chief Technology Officer Gary Simpson described recent activity,"During the 2004 to 2007 period, the common industry name moved from LSNA to NVNA.
During the 1990s, Hewlett-Packard, the Network Measurement and Description Group (NMDG) at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and other university researchers created a few laboratory LSNAs generally based on harmonic sampling downconversion.
Nancy Aardema, executive director of LSNA, believes that the success of the collaboration began when the neighborhood "opened the schools at times when they are normally locked up.
LSNA has designed and operated a program in eight of the schools that it serves to mentor parents.
used six major strategies: safe school zones; rallies; drug prevention curriculum in schools; after school programs for youth; block clubs; and identification of crime and drug hot spots.