Marquette Bank donates former location to community-based organization
Release date: 3/15/2021
ORLAND PARK, IL. (March 15, 2021) – Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, has donated a former location at 3030 W. Cermak Road to Latinos Progresando (LP). Latinos Progresando, a longtime bank partner and neighbor, will use the building for a new resource center to serve the broader South Lawndale community, which has experienced among the highest Covid-19 case and mortality rates in Illinois.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Latinos Progresando has mobilized to provide emergency resources and financial assistance to families, community organizations and small businesses (65,000+ units of PPE and more than $350,000). The immigration legal services agency, Latinos Progresando, also established a hotline that is now receiving an average of 2,000 calls a month to answer urgent immigration questions.
Now at the forefront of vaccination efforts in South Lawndale, Latinos Progresando will utilize the new center to connect residents with neighborhood locations providing the vaccine. The center also provides the space for Latinos Progresando to connect residents to essential resources and assistance through the Marshall Square Resource Network (MSRN), support LP’s programming including immigration legal services and a range of support services for small business owners, while also serving as a public distribution center for PPE and other basic needs.
“Covid-19 hit this community disproportionately hard. Today, we celebrate the chance to deepen our response efforts, and build back in a powerful way. This Resource Center is an opportunity to better support our seniors, our children, and our most vulnerable neighbors.” says Luis Gutierrez, Founder and CEO of Latinos Progresando.
“Marquette Bank is proud to donate the building giving this space a renewed purpose in helping local residents and supporting the mission of Latinos Progresando,” says Manny Jimenez, First Vice President and CRA Officer. “Latinos Progresando has been a valuable partner in our efforts to offer financial education, home buyer grants, lending, inclusive banking and affordable financial services in traditionally underserved communities.”
Due to Covid-19, a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held virtually on March 15, 2021. Press contacts are invited to schedule walk-throughs of the space and/or interviews (available in English and Spanish) with Maritza Guzman, (773) 814-2438, email@example.com. For more information on the Marquette Bank call 1-888-254-9500 or visit www.emarquettebank.com.
About Marquette Bank:
Marquette Bank is one of the largest neighborhood banks in Chicagoland and has been helping neighbors, families and businesses achieve their financial goals since 1945. Independent and locally-owned, Marquette Bank is proud to offer a full range of banking services, financial solutions, trust, estate and retirement planning, wealth management, home financing and lending services to both consumers and local businesses. The Bank offers customers mobile banking, online banking, in-person and telephone banking options and free access to over 55,000 Allpoint ATMs worldwide.
Marquette Bank has over 20 banking centers, 2 lending services offices and a corporate administrative center with locations in Chicago, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Evergreen Park, Hickory Hills, Lemont, Mount Greenwood, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Orland Park, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois. Marquette Bank is a subsidiary of Marquette National Corporation, a diversified financial holding company, and has $1.5 billion in assets along with a local lending portfolio of almost $1 billion. Marquette Bank is an Equal Opportunity Lender, Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Connect with Marquette Bank on social media on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information visit: https://www.emarquettebank.com or call 1-888-254-9500.
About Latinos Progresando:
Latinos Progresando is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization with the mission to deliver high-quality information and resources for people to build secure, healthy, and productive lives. With more than 20 years of service, Latinos Progresando specializes in immigration legal services and organizational capacity building, convening local providers around the issues of health, education, and peace. Please visit www.latinospro.org and www.facebook.com/latinospro, where Latinos Progresando regularly shares information about the organization and its impact.