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Juan Salgado is named one of the nation's innovative school leaders who is re-imagining education opportunities for our students.
Yesenia Cervantes, Director the the Instituto Financial Opportunity Center, joins Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the many financial and career resources available at Instituto.
Juan Salgado joins Chicago community leaders for thought provoking conversation on the state of the city for our youth and where we can make meaningful changes for them.
Programa de Escalera Telemundo (February 2016)
Aprende sobre nuestro programa, Escalera, que ayuda a los estudiantes secundarias preparar para sus futuros en la universidad o carreras exitosas.
"The adult vocational training school appears modest on the surface. Yet dig in, and you'll find an educational program with a surprisingly high 80% graduation rate - better than most high schools and college degree programs across the nation - and a radical approach to community support. Whats the Instituto doing? It's asking poverty-level working parents to give up their evenings (over the course of three or more years) to improve their potential for employment through language and vocational training. It's promising to lift families out of poverty and fulfill their American dreams. And it's working."
Juan Salgado profiled in 2015 People IssueChicago Reader (November 2015)
"Communities like ours are only as strong as the human capital they can retain and attract. If people here can get access to better economic opportunities, if they can increase their earnings while staying in their communities, then we have healthy and livable communities. We have places where families can raise their kids." - Juan Salgado
"We're about creating new and better ways of taking people who have been overlooked or underserved by the educational systems and getting that right for them here" - Juan Salgado
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics identifies Instituto's Carreras en Salud program as an example of effective adult education and workforce training for immigrants.
Amar al projimo a traves de la educacion, Telmundo Enfoque (September 2015)
"Mis padres me inculcaron valores de amar al projimo y una forma de llevar ese amor a nuestra comunidad, a nuestro pueblo, es a traves de la educacion porque es una herramienta muy necesaria para el progreso de nuestra families." - Juan Salgado
MacArthur 'Genius' Focuses on Immigrant Education, NPR Here & Now (September 2015)
"Instituto is able to do our work in Chicago because we are a welcoming city, because we area city of immigrants. We are making America better in immigrant communities today" - Juan Salgado
Instituto President and CEO is awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellow Award for his leadership and ingenuity in immigrant integration and education.
Clases de Ingles ciberneticos Telemundo (August 2015)
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Your Money Matters, WGN (June 15, 2015)
Aurora Ibarra, Instituto Carreras en Salud graduate, and Juan Salgado discuss the economic impact of Instituto's career pathway programs.
Juan Salgado joins Brenda Dann-Messier in their op-ed discussing the recent report by the White House Task Force on New Americans, recognizing that is breaks important new ground for immigrant integration and that its recommendations represent a step forward to be build upon.
Grads Show Promise of Community College, Chicago Tribune (February 1, 2015)
The Chicago Tribune profiles Juan Salgado and others on their success as a community college students. 
Can TV: Perspectivas Latinas (February 11, 2014)
Instituto's Claudia Regalado and Cynthia Nambo discuss Instituto's innovative programs and schools with Can TV.
Mayor Emanuel joined us at Instituto to announce the launch of the EITC campaign and highlighted the 20 sites around Chicago, including Instituto, that will be offering free tax services to families.