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Iglesia del Pueblo
9:45 English & 11:15 am Spanish
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Location
27w500 North Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
630.260.1600
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Love God, Grow Together, Reach the World


Reaching out in friendship and service to residents of the Timber Lake and Main Park Apartments of West Chicago is the mission of Puente del Pueblo. Puente del Pueblo provides opportunities for our Spanish- and English-speaking congregations to express God's grace, love, and justice to people in our neighborhood. Puente’s goal is to work with the community to foster change that benefits residents’ personal, family, and community lives by providing case management services for families, adult literacy programming, and after school programming for children and youth.

Upcoming Training Events

Local Impact Training

September 13, 12:30–3:30 pm

Registration

ESL Tutor Interest Meeting

Sunday, September 27, 12:30 pm

Email Rachelle to RSVP or learn more,


Puente del Niño

Puente del Nino provides first through fifth-grade students with opportunities for academic improvement, skill building, positive relationships, structured recreational activities, a variety of extracurricular activities, and Christian education.

HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE

Helping students understand their homework.

ACADEMIC SKILL BUILDING

Activities designed to improve reading, writing, math, and spelling.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Sports, art class, Christian education, and other activities provide opportunities to develop decision making skills, cooperate with others, choose positive behavior, and learn other life lessons.

SUMMER PROGRAMS

During the summer months, Puente offers weekly summer programs, which have included: Baseball Camp, Soccer Camp, Water-Play Camp, Sleep-Away Camp (in Wisconsin), Club Puente, and Back-to-School Camp.

Contact: , Program Coordinator at Timber Lake, 630.876.6683
Rosie Delgado, Site Coordinator at Main Park, 630.876.6688


Puente del Futuro

Puente del Futuro provides sixth-through-eighth-grade students with opportunities for academic support, life-skills development, and discipleship.

Contact: , Coordinator at Timber Lake, 630.876.6689


For Adults

CASE MANAGEMENT

Case Managers at Puente del Pueblo assist people struggling with life challenges, including financial issues, problems with public benefits, immigration issues, employment, and more.
 
SPANISH LITERACY

Many immigrants in West Chicago are not literate in their own language. Puente responds to these people by offering a Spanish Literacy program to affirm the God -given dignity of our immigrant community, to meet basic educational needs, and to facilitate future English learning.

ENGLISH LITERACY

Puente del Pueblo, in partnership with Literacy DuPage, equips volunteers to teach adults how to speak, read, and write in English. Upon completion of a twenty-hour training course, Puente’s volunteer tutors meet every week for two hours in small groups (1:1 to 1:4) with adults in the community.


Local Impact Training

Sunday, September 13, 12:30–3:30 pm

Registration

Our goal is to equip the people of our church and mobilize them on a disciple-making mission. We do this by sending our people out into the community to build relationships through service and doing life together. Our hope is that through these relationships, there will be an opportunity to share the message of God’s love and saving truth. Most of this relationship-building is with people in the community who are at risk: refugees, immigrants, migrants, and economically challenged children, families, singles, divorcees, abused, and others. This is hard work!

We want our people to be as prepared as possible.

Step 1: Connect - If you sense God leading you to serve with Local Impact, contact us and let us answer your questions and help you find a ministry opportunity that is right for you!

Step 2: Apply – If you want to serve on our Hunger Team, with Refugee Resettlement and/or with Puente del Pueblo, you must go through an application process. This process includes an application, an interview, and background and reference checks.

Step 3: Training – Once you have completed the application process, you need to attend a Local Impact Training. These trainings are held about four times a year and include a free lunch! They equip new volunteers to think biblically about building relationships with and serving the vulnerable in DuPage County. In addition to the Local Impact Training, volunteers must attend training that is specific to their chosen ministry area (e.g. Hunger Team, Refugee Resettlement, or Puente del Pueblo).


MATTHEW MCNIEL
Director

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IRENE OWENS
Case Manager

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JOEL DUNCAN
Program Coordinator

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ROSIE DELGADO
Site Coordinator

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LILIA SALAZAR
Program Coordinator

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RACHELLE WISTRAND
Volunteer Coordinator

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