martinez-collegeprep-flierThe Chicago College Prep Fair will take place on November 10, 2012 at Navy Pier. This is the largest free college prep fair for Latinos in Chicago. The event is free, fully bilingual, and includes giveaways of thousands of dollars in scholarships, information and other resources. 

Organizers are offering FREE bus transportation to schools and non-profit organizations to bring groups of parents and students. To secure a bus, organizations can fill out this online form: or they can call 312-465-6185 for more information. Registration for these busses closes on Friday (11/2/12).


A smaller but similar event will be held at the Humboldt Park Field House. The New Futuro Road to CollegeWorkshop is a 1/2 day, free, bilingual workshop that teaches families and their students how to plan, prepare, and pay for college.  One family and/orstudent will leave with a $1,000 scholarship and all will walk out with a free 10-step college plan. Here are the event details:


New Futuro Road to College Workshops


Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM


Humboldt Park Field House -  1440 N. Sacramento Ave Chicago, IL 60622


Visit for more information. 


Category: Community Events

Chicago, Ill -State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D - Chicago) and Bosen Chicago Martial Arts & Fitness hosted a self-defense class Thursday night at the St. Nicolai United Church of Christ. The class was designed to encourage the community to be prepared in the event of a criminal assault.  Attendees learned basic self-defense skills and ways to stay alert to potential risks from would-be attackers.

Senator Martinez hosted the class to encourage residents to increase their awareness and brush up on attention to safety in the community. With a recent increase in assaults, the Senator urges the community to stay alert and report any unusual activities to 311.

“Our citizens’ safety is of the utmost importance to us and is essential to bettering our neighborhoods,” Martinez said. “The more diligent we are the safer our community will be.”

Category: Community Events

Office Information

Springfield Office:
413 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8191
District Office:
2921 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020