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ONA was a success!

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, the Polish American Association (PAA) hosted its second ONA gathering; a conversation among immigrant women about the lives and aspirations of immigrant women. Turnout increased over last year with more than 25 women in attendance at ‘Chicago’s most creative meeting and event space,’ Catalyst Ranch, owned by Polish American entrepreneur Eva Niewiadomski. Board member Eva Prokop served as our facilitator. The edtech firm GetSet, provided their electronic platform, re-imagined, for creating an electronic meeting place for our constituents to grow their community. Not only did GetSet modify their platform for ONA, but they trained the group to use it and by the time we got home last night, a dozen conversations had begun. ONA is important not only because it provides a forum for immigrant women to meet, explore their common concerns, and develop new empowering relationships, but as a friend-raiser to build a constituency of younger Polish women to carry PAA’s leadership into the future.

A special thank you to Michael Traison, our board and staff, who helped raise over $5000 in honor of International Womans Day, and ONA!

Pączki Day 2018 at the PAA

Fat Thursday, better known in the Polish community as Paczki Day, was celebrated by a hungry and excited gathering at the PAA’s Southside office on February 8. Governor Bruce Rauner, Board members and guests from across the city came together to indulge in Paczki at our annual Paczki Fundraiser. Thanks to everyone who purchased Paczki; your love of paczki helps supports the PAA’s work to serve those vulnerable members of the community who need us most. Here is the picture gallery from the event.

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Free Employment Services for Chicago and Cook County Residents - We offer job search assistance and funding for vocational training to income eligible individuals and Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients. Registration: 3819 N. Cicero Ave, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm. Program Orientation: Tuesdays at 1pm. Information: (773) 282-1122 ext. 412


Our South Side office hours have changed, and are as follows:

  • Monday 9 am- 5pm, closed between 1pm-2:20pm
  • Tuesday – 9 am- 5pm, closed between 12pm-1:20pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm, closed between 1pm-2:20pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm, closed between 12pm-1:20pm
  • Friday 9am - 3pm, closed between 12pm-1:20pm

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