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Committee

Please contact us if you are interested in joining our committee. Committee members must have an affiliation with an organization (school, business, etc.) for which they will be a representative of their language group.

Committee members can support the Multilingual Chicago initiative in the following ways:

1) Do YOU know a school, church or other organization that offers instruction in Heritage Languages (Polish children learning Polish, for example), or instruction in a second language? LET US KNOW! Look for a language learning survey which will soon be available on this site.

2) Write a letter to the editor about how your language group contributes to the city of Chicago.

3) Forward articles to us that you see in the media related to multilingualism.

 

Steering Committee for
Multilingual Chicago Official Initiative



Ms. Amy Aleman
Senior Director of Adult and Community Programs
Albany Park Community Center

5121 North Kimball Avenue
Chicago, Il 60625
773-509-5650

 


Mr. Inchul Choi, Executive Director


Korean-American Community Services

4300 North California Avenue

Chicago, Il 60618

773-583-5501, (ext.) 105

aaleman@apcc.chgo.org

 


Ms. Christina Claunch
Chicago Public Schools

7343 North McVicker Avenue
Chicago, Il 60646
773-774-0318
polbilly@sbcglobal.net

 


Dr. Julio Cruz, Senior Vice President


Puerto Rican Parade Committee of Chicago

1237 North California Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
773-292-1414
jcruzr@aol.com

 


Mr. Robert Davis


Confucius Institute, Chicago's Chinese Connections Program, Chicago Public Schools Office of Language and Cultural Education


Walter Payton College Prep, Room 106

1034 North Wells Street.

Chicago, IL 60610

773-534-0021

confucius@cps.k12.il.us

 

Ms. Mary Ann Folino, Principal

Carl Schurz High School

3601 North Milwlaukee

Chicago, Il 60641

773-534-3513

mcfolino@cps.k12.il.us

 

Ms. Jean M. Fujiu, Executive Director

Japanese American Service Committee

4427 North Clark Street

Chicago, Il 60640

773- 275-7212

jascinfo@jasc-chicago.org

 

Ms. Carmen Gioiosa
President, American Association of Italian Teachers
president@aati_illinois.org

 

Ms. Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz, President

Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language and World Language Department Chair

Carl Schurz High School
2842 North Troy Street
Chicago, Il 60618
773-267-8695

mmegodden@sbcglobal.net

 

Professor Raphael G. Guajardo
College of Education
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison, MC 147
Chicago, Il 60607-7133
312-413-1872
rafe@uic.edu

 

Professor Samina Hadi-Tabassum
Dominican University

5355 West Drummond
Chicago, Il 60639
773-637-8817
shadi@dom.edu

 

Mr. Okab Hassan, Secretary General
Arab American Educational Council

3777 West Columbus Avenue

Chicago, IL 60652

773-535-2450

ohabh@hotmail.com

 

Ms. Hanna Kapica
Polish American Association
Bilingual Citywide Community Relations Representative, Office of Language and Cultural Education
1003 North Leavitt
Chicago, Il 60622
773-534-9581
hkapica@cps.k12.il.us


Ms. Michiko Kato

The University of Illinois at Chicago

817 University Hall, 601 South Morgan Street.

Chicago, IL 60607

kato@uic.edu

 

Dr. Maria Korkatsch-Grozko
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis
Chicago, Il 60625
773-420-5378
m-korkatsch@neiu.edu

 

Mr. John G.W. McCord

Alliance Francaise de Chicago, Executive Director

810 North. Dearborn Street.
Chicago, IL 60610

312-337-1070

jmccord@afchicago.com

 

Mr. Sheba Mando, President

Assyrian National Council of Illinois

2450 West Peterson Avenue

Chicago, Il 60659

773-262-5589

anci@comcast.net

 

Mr. Manuel Medina, Director
Office of Language and Cultural Education, Chicago Public Schools
125 South Clark Street
Chicago, Il 60603
773-553-1930
mmedina@cps.k12.il.us

 

Ms. Xiomara Cortés Metcalfe, Vice Chancellor

Human Resources and Staff Development

City Colleges of Chicago

226 West Jackson Boulevard - Room 1201

Chicago, IL 60606-6998

312-553-2987

xcortes-metcalfe@ccc.edu

 

Ms. Janet Nolan (CO-CHAIR)
Northeastern Illinois University

Multilingual Chicago
P.O. Box 259357

Chicago, Il 60625-9357
773-604-4140
nolan3507@comcast.net

 

Mr. Ernst Ott, National President

German American National Congress

4740 North Western Avenue

Chicago, Il 60625-2097

773-275-1100

dankorg@ameritech.net

 

inchul@kacschgo.org

Ms. Idida Perez, Executive Director

West Town Leadership United

1116 North Kedzie Avenue

Chicago, Il 60651

773-394-7484

idida@aol.com

 

Dr. Alice Perez Peters
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis
Chicago, Il 60625
847-677-2041
alybiladm@aol.com

 

Dr. Kim Potowski
Department of Spanish, French, Italian & Portuguese
University of Illinois at Chicago
1040 West Harrison
Chicago, Il 60607-7133
kimpotow@uic.edu

 

Dr. Parul Raval

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis
Chicago, Il 60625
p-raval@neiu.com

 

Dr. Susanne Rott, Associate Professor and

Language Program Director

Germanic Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago

601 South Morgan Street, MC 189
Chicago, Il 60607
312-413-2378

 

Mr. Vikram Sanghani, Executive Director

Indo-American Center

6328 North California Avenue

Chicago, Il 60659

773-973-4444

vsanghani@indoamerican.org

 

Ms. JoAnn Serpico, President

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

3800 Division Street

Stone Park, Il 60165

708-450-9050

jcc@jccia.com

 

Mr. Kompha Seth, Director

Cambodian Association of Illinois

2831 West Lawrence Avenue.

Chicago, IL 60625

773-878-7090

camassoc@yahoo.com

 

Mr. Marek Stawiarski

President, Polish American Congress, Illnois Division

5711 North Milwaukee Avenue

Chicago, IL 60646

773-631-3300

www.polamcon.org

 

Mrs. Anastasiaa Tsilikas

Member, Clinton Local School Council

6110 North Fairfield avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60659

 

Mr. Mehis Vahta, President

Estonian House in Chicago, Inc.

P.O. Box 617815

Chicago, IL 60661-7815

312-656-0463

mehis@vahtra.net

 

Dr. Maria J. Vargas (CO-CHAIR)
2nd Legislative District Education Committee
6007 North Sheridan Road.
Apartment 7-F
Chicago, Il 60660
773-728-6205

finalom@aol.com

 

Mr. Juan Carlos Vidal, Executive Director

Instituto Cervantes de Chicago

John Hancock Building

875 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2940

Chicago, IL 60611

312-335-1996

director.chicago@cervantes1.org

 

Dr. Joaquin Villegas

Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Il 60625
773-442-5381
j-villegas1@neiu.edu

 

Ms. Bernarda Wong, President
Chinese American Service League, Inc.
2141 South Tan Court
Chicago, Il 60616
312-791-0418
admins@caslservice.org