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Our mission is to contribute to the fullest development of Latino immigrants and their families through education, training and employment that fosters full participation in the changing United States society while preserving cultural identity and dignity. 
At Instituto we believe that education is power!


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Join us at Instituto's 45th Annual Gym Shoe Gala Featured Photo

Join us at Instituto's 45th Annual Gym Shoe Gala

On September 29, 2022 Instituto del Progreso Latino will host its annual fundraiser gala, Una Familia. Gathered on the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan during Hispanic Heritage Month, along with celebrating the fortitude and resilience of the communities we’ve been serving for 45 years!

And like Una Familia, we want you to look your best and join our new attire theme to wear your favorite gym shoes with your dresses, suits and/or gala wear. As we celebrate coming together again, we hope to raise funds to advance our mission above and beyond what we have ever imagined.

We look forward to celebrating Latino culture and each other together. To buy a ticket or sponsor IDPL, please visit

Applications for the 2022 ADN program are open!

Instituto College has launched applications for the 2022 ADN program. With the application cycle opening earlier this year, the deadline to apply is September 30, 2021. Applications can be submitted on the College's admission portal. Be sure to check the College website to review the admissions process and eligibility requirements (including advance registration for TEAS) before applying.

Our Statement on Adam Toledo

This statement was written by the Illinois Latino Agenda (ILA), a coalition of Latino leaders that works to advance the economic, political and social prosperity of the Latino community. The ILA advocates for action that promotes and respects the dignity and worth of all Latino/a/x communities. It is a non-partisan coalition that stands in solidarity with the indigenous, Black, LGBTQ+ and other disenfranchised communities seeking equity, inclusion and social justice.

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