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On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County (CLULC), I would like to welcome and thank you for your interest in our organization. Serving our community since 1994, CLULC is a 501c3 non for profit, non-partisan organization founded by a group of Latino professionals focused on improving the quality of life of the Latino Community in Lake County.

Throughout our history, CLULC has been able to reach and collaborate with a large number of organizations and individuals across the county. We are also proud of the support we have been able to provide Latino students in our community through our Scholarship Fund. The strong connections we have developed and the dedication and support of our members is key in allowing us to strengthen our impact through education, professional networking and accessibility of services.

If you are interested in supporting our mission and joining this unique organization, please complete the membership application found on our Membership page. As a member, you are given information about our monthly meetings, the opportunity to post information on services and events on our website and social networking sites at any time and free of charge. You will also have access to the Latino Coalition’s networking connections and other exclusive benefits. We are committed to sustaining initiatives that benefit our community.

Once again, I thank you for your interest and hope to see you at our next monthly meeting.


Elizabeth Rosiles 

Our next meeting

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM

Gurnee Police Department
Community Room
100 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031

Lunch will be provided: $5.00 paid members; $7.00 dollars non-members.


Maria Elena Jonas
Founding member of the CLULC and founder of HACES

Overview of HACES and Information on Temporary Visitors Drivers Licences

Maria Elena Jonas is a first generation Mexican immigrant. She earned a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s in Public Health and Community Development.

Maria-Elena is also one of the founders of the Coalición Latinos Unidos de Lake County as well as serving as the current member at large of the CLULC board. In addition, she is the founder of HACES- Hispanic American Community Education and Services, where she leads as the Executive Director.

HACES mission is “to strengthen the lives of immigrants” through supportive services that aid in the process of community integration such as citizenship, family unification through legalization, Defer Action for Childhood Arrivals, access to health and nutrition, Affordable Care Act enrollment and Advocacy efforts that protect the interests of the most vulnerable; advocating for Temporary Visitor’s Drivers Licenses and Comprehensive Immigration Reform. HACES is recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals as an immigration service provider.

Maria-Elena will be giving a brief overview of HACES as well as an update on Temporary Visitors Drivers Licenses and what they mean for our community.

We look forward to Maria-Elena’s presentation and seeing you all there!