Parent Campaigns

POWER-PAC IL parents are changing the way things get done!

POWER-PAC IL is a cross-cultural, statewide membership organization of COFI-trained parents whose mission is to build the voice and power of low-income, immigrant and working families by uniting parents across race and community around issues of importance to children and families.

POWER-PAC IL members are from Chicago, including the neighborhoods of Austin, Englewood, Garfield Park, Hermosa, Humboldt Park, Kenwood, Lawndale, Little Village, Pilsen, Washington Park, West Lawn, West Town and Woodlawn, as well as from Aurora, East St. Louis, Elgin, and Evanston.

Parent leaders win on what really matters.


POWER-PAC IL Campaigns

Elementary Justice Campaign

Parents launched the Elementary Justice Campaign because zero tolerance punishments like suspensions, expulsions, and arrests...

Early Learning Campaign

Fighting for access to quality early learning programs for all families In 2007, POWER-PAC leaders...

Stepping Out of Poverty

Working to end the cycles of poverty and debt In January 2018, POWER-PAC Illinois leaders released...

members and Representative Danny Davis.

Recess, Food and Health

While working on school discipline policies, parents began to see that children who were denied...

Celebrating Together

Celebrating victories, milestones, and community is integral to the COFI way of building deep relationships...

POWER-PAC IL Newsletter and Action Priorities

POWER-PAC Executive Board and Governing Council

POWER-PAC IL Executive Board and Governing Council 2019-2020

Chanelle Brown, Evanston Delegate
Valerie Carroll, Chicago Southside Delegate
Mamie Cosey, East St. Louis Delegate
Maralda Davis, Chicago Westside Delegate
Concepcion Escobar, Chicago Southwest Delegate
Yusdivia Gonzalez, Co-Vice-President, Aurora Delegate
Rosazlia Grillier, Stepping Out of Poverty Campaign Co-Chair
Dexter Leggin, Elementary Justice Campaign Co-Chair
Esmeralda Martinez, Chicago Southwest Delegate
Silvia Martinez, Elgin Delegate
Michelle Morton, Co-President, Chicago Westside Delegate
Rosalva Nava, Stepping Out of Poverty Campaign Co-Chair
Liliana Olayo, Co-President, Aurora Delegate
Rocio Ramirez, Evanston Delegate
Tonya Reed, Chicago Northwest Delegate
Rosalia Salgado, Chicago Northwest Delegate
Susana Salgado, Co-Vice President, Early Learning Campaign Co-Chair
Cye Cye Simms, Chicago Southside Delegate
Leti Toribio, Elementary Justice Campaign Co-Chair
Maria Teresa Toribio, Recess, Food and Health Campaign Co-Chair
Joan Van, Co-Vice-President, East St. Louis Delegate
Maria Vega, Elgin Delegate
Tara Williams, Recess, Food and Health Campaign Co-Chair
Yolanda Williams, Early Learning Campaign Co-Chair