Conexiones Latinas de McLean County

Conexiones Latinas de McLean County

We are a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers who share a passion for improving and creating opportunities for Latino families in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County (Illinois).

Somos una organización sin ánimo de lucro formado por voluntarios que comparten una pasión por la mejora y la creación de oportunidades para las familias latinas en Bloomington-Normal y el condado de McLean (Illinois).

About Us

Conexiones Latinas de McLean County (formerly Hispanic Families Work Group) is a non-profit organization consisting of volunteers who share a passion for improving and creating opportunities for Latino families in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County, Illinois. Conexiones Latinas is open to the public and members include  representatives from local businesses, non-profits, churches, and educational institutions.

We focus on creating community through intercultural collaboration and we have been connecting and bringing together Latinos in Central Illinois since 2004. We are your place to find out what is going on in the Latino community in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County.

 For Parents and Community Members: Conexiones Latinas de McLean County Flier (Español

For Kids: Conexiones Latinas Coloring Page & Heartland Community College Coloring Page

Current Projects

Our primary focus has always been on communications, by which we help bring together, inform, and celebrate the Latino community. We have many ways for Latinos in Bloomington-Normal to stay connected and continue to support our local community. You can follow us on Facebook or Twitter, call us directly, or visit this website for more information. We have a lot planned for this year and if you are interested in helping us please let us know.

We are currently working on planning our 2016 projects, but in 2015 our work included:

Past Projects

Hispanic and Latino Community Study: Needs and Assets

In April 2009, the Hispanic Families Work Group (now Conexiones Latinas de McLean County) published a community study which completed a two-year comprehensive analysis of the HIspanic and Latino community in Bloomington-Normal, McLean County, Illinois. In addition to demographic and socioeconomic data, this study addresses the issue of better knowing and understanding the Hispanic community through the top 11 issues facing our community and outline our guiding areas of focus. 

PDF: Hispanic and Latino Community Study: Needs and Assets Part 1

PDF: Hispanic and Latino Community Study: Needs and Assets Part 2

2009


Radio Latina 88.1FM

Launched in the summer of 2008, Radio Latina was heard 7 days a week on 88.1FM WESN weekdays 12:30-1:30 and weekends in the morning. This was Bloomington-Normal's only Latin music radio program and accepted music requests from the community.

2008


Dilo en Espanol 

Launched in 2009, this award winning Spanish radio program aired on Sunday nights on WJBC (1230AM and 93.7FM) for almost two years with host Ingrid Ramirez providing in-depth interviews of our local Latino and community leaders. 

2009


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