HHM: Joliet Township Goverment

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by spotlighting organizations making a difference in our Latino community. Today, we recognize Joliet Township Government , serving over 86,000 residents. Townships play a vital role in our community, from welfare assistance to road maintenance and more. They’re also empowered to establish essential facilities like libraries, clinics, and youth committees. (SPN) […]

HHM: Impress Printing and Design- Rick Lozano

Today, we shine a spotlight on Latino-owned businesses in our area. Meet Rick Lozano, the CEO of Impress Printing and Design. Rick is not just a successful entrepreneur; he’s also a passionate supporter of community organizations. Join us in recognizing his contributions! Explore his inspiring journey on our podcast, Cafecito Con LEDA. Listen to his […]

HHM: Spanish Community Center

We continue to celebrate HispanicHeritageMonth by shining a spotlight on the Spanish Community Center – Centro Español . Founded in 1969, the Spanish Community Center serves Will, Grundy, and Kankakee counties. They offer a wide range of programs, including: – Social Services – Legal Immigration Assistance – Bilingual Childcare – Education Programs – Employment Support […]

HHM Spotlight: Golden Stars- Casa De La Cultura

In celebration of HispanicHeritageMonth, we’re shining a spotlight on organizations that embrace and share Hispanic culture. Today, meet Golden Stars Casa de la Cultura , a non-profit offering classes for all ages. Their diverse curriculum includes cultural dances, math, physical education, guitar, and theater. Follow them on Facebook to learn more: Golden Stars CC (Spanish) […]

HHM Spotlight: Mariachi de Joliet

During Hispanic Heritage Month, LEDA is celebrating organizations that uplift the Latino community! Today, we are spotlighting Mariachi de Joliet, a non-profit community organization. They founded in 2019 with the Joliet School District Mariachi program. They started the Mariachi de Joliet Program in the summer of 2022 with 15 members and have expanded to 50, […]

HHM Spotlight: Supermercado La Joliet

During Hispanic Heritage Month, LEDA will be spotlighting local Latinx-owned businesses. SuperMercado Joliet has been a staple business in our community and great supporters of local organizations. Stop by and try their amazing food or check out their catering options at www.supermercadojoliet.com/. Earlier this year we interviewed them in our Cafecito con LEDA Podcast. View […]

Fiesta en la Calle 2023

On Saturday, September 16 we celebrated our 3rd Annual Fiesta en la Calle (formerly known as Latino Music and Food Festival). Thank you to our amazing community for your support of our Fiesta en la Calle 2023 event! A special thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, artists, and vendors who made this event possible. We would love […]