Organizations in Residence

Cultura in Pilsen was formed when the organizations contratiempo and Gozamos joined forces in order to carry out their work and missions in a space that would nurture local bilingual Latin@ arts and culture. Over the last couple of years, Cultura in Pilsen has come to share its space with several organizations in residence whose own work, programming and visions align with that of Cultura in Pilsen, as well as expand its scope.

Click on each organization’s logo to learn more about it.


Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights (CCWR) is an organization led by workers for workers, regardless of immigration status, dedicated to educating, building leadership and gathering resources in order to develop organizing tools and collective strategies of resistance against labor rights abuses, towards just living conditions for our families.

Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is a community-based organization in Illinois that organizes against unfair and inhumane immigration enforcement practices that impact immigrant communities. We fight case by case, person by person, at the same time that we work to change the implementation and enforcement practices that criminalize our community. We are an organization that is based in Chicago, and an integral part of the Not One More deportation campaign.

Community initiatives of  gozamos :

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Latin@ Techies is the first tech network in Chicago for Latin@ millennials. Our mission is to transform our community to see tech in a new way—not just as consumers, but as creators of technology. Only 7% of the STEM workforce is Latin@, despite [email protected] affinity for consuming technology. We seek to empower [email protected] in the latest tech tools to grow personally and professionally and leverage these skills to empower our communities and inspire the next generation of Latin@ techies.

The Chicago Latino Writers Initiative is a collaboration of Proyecto Latina and Gozamos that works to cultivate and support Latin@ writers in the Chicagoland area.