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Northside Latin Progress (NSLP) helps impoverished male Latino immigrants in the northwest area of Chicago acclimate to life in the city. Founded in 2007, NSLP helps an average of 175 men from seven different Latin American countries each month.


We aid our clients by providing life's necessities including food, clothing, toiletries, bus passes, bicycles, and tools, as well as referrals to other social services. 


Our aim is to promote self-sufficiency among the inmigrant men by providing them with concrete ways to treat their Day Labor job as a business. 

We work in order to achieve a better economic, educational, and spiritual life for our immigrant latino community




Gretchen Moore

Founder and Executive Director

Gretchen Moore has been a homeowner in a Latin community for more than 25 years. She was the founder & Executive  Director of Logan Square / Armitage Ave Chamber of Commerce  (1989-2006) and as an instructor at Truman City College & Roosevelt University Chicago, teaching "Adjusting to American Life for the Foreign-Born". She was a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, a columnist, a Catholic Activist, and a believer in Social Justice and Human Rights. Moore is married to a first-generation American. She earned a B.A. from Northern Illinois University. She was the recipient of the  June 2010 Noche de Gala Award, Hispanic "Gold Awards" from Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago for aiding area Latin Inmigrants. 

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