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Summer 2018


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PAA Summer School Classes - 2022

June 4, 2022

The Polish American Association is excited to announce the following summer school classes!

  1. ESL 1100.05: Low Beginning (Online, M/W 6-9 pm). Instructor: Iwona Lippert. Start Date: July 11, 2022. End Date: end of September.
  2. ESL 1200.05: High Beginning (Online, M/W 9:30 am-1:30 pm) Instructor: Anita Eilmes. Start Date: July 11, 2022. End Date: end of August.
  3. ESL 2000.11: Low Intermediate (Online, T/TH 6-9 pm). Instructor: Agnieszka Sarrafian. Start Date: July 12, 2022. End Date: end of August.
  4. ESL 2200.05: High Intermediate (Online, T/TH 9:30 am-1:30 pm). Instructor: Iwona Lippert. Start Date: July 12, 2022. End Date: end of August.
  5. ESL 3500.01: Communications (Online, Saturdays 9 am-1 pm). Instructor: Agnieszka Sarrafian. Start Date: July 19, 2022. End Date: end of September.
  6. COM 1000.01: Computer Basic Literacy (6276 S. Archer, Thursdays 10 am-2 pm). Instructor: Aneta Dabrowski. Start Date: July 21, 2022. End Date: end of September.
  7. COM 1000.02: Computer Basic Literacy (6276 S. Archer, Tuesdays 5:30-9:30 pm). Instructor: Aneta Dabrowski. Start Date: July 19, 2022. End Date: end of September.
  8. COM 1000.03: Computer Basic Literacy (PAA North Lab, Sundays 9 am-1 pm). Instructor: Katarzyna Rachwal. Start Date: July 10, 2022. End Date: end of September.

Except for Computer Basic Literacy, all summer classes meet remotely on ZOOM. ALL classes are free, and ALL are welcome. For more information and to register, contact one of our ESL Student Coordinators:

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Komunikat Board of Election Commissioners - Chicagowskiej Komisji Wyborczej

Komisja Wyborcza Chicago wysyła do wszystkich zarejestrowanych wyborców miasta Chicago korespondecję tzw. „canvass”, w której wyborcy znajdą ich kartę wyborcy (voter card) oraz wniosek do głosowania korespondencyjnego. Wnioski są również dostępne w języku polskim na stronie chicagowybory.com lub w wersji papierowej do wydrukowania lub wyborcy mogą zadzwonić pod numer 312-269-5702 o przesłanie wniosku.

Help Ukraine! Pomoc Ukrainie! Ayuda a Ukrania!

If you are contacting us to offer your assistance to Ukraine or are seeking how to direct your support, please click HERE.

Jeśli kontaktujecie się Państwo z nami aby zaoferować swoją pomoc dla Ukrainy, prosimy kliknąć TUTAJ.

Si se pone en contacto con nosotros para ofrecer su asistencia a Ucrania o está buscando cómo dirigir su apoyo, por favor rellene el formulario.

Help Ukraine

March 3, 2022

The PAA is helping the Legion of Young Polish women, Polish-American Medical Society, and Junior Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago to send badly needed supplies for Ukrainian refugees in Poland. We will be collecting supplies on today, this weekend, and at the beginning of next week. You can drop off your donations at our main location, 3834 N Cicero Ave, or at the St Hyacinth Auditorium, 3636 W Wolfram St. To see the list of items needed, click the image.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://www.polish.org/pl/home/wydarzenia#sigProId4d9a0d5f19

PAA Statement about Ukraine

February 24, 2022

The Polish American Association wishes to extend its thoughts and prayers to the citizens of the Ukraine, both locally and abroad. The PAA stands shoulder to shoulder in solidarity with their plight and struggle for freedom. In this time of need, the PAA remains open to aid those in harm's way. May peace soon prevail.

Zrzeszenie Amerykańsko-Polskie wyraża wsparcie dla wszystkich obywateli ukraińskich w Chicago i w Ukrainie. Wyrażamy swoją solidarność z ich losem i walką o wolność. W tych trudnych chwilach drzwi Zrzeszenia pozostają otwarte dla wszystkich potrzebujących pomocy. Niech znów zapanuje pokój.

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President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions

The PAA congratulates Maureen Pikarski, a life long supporter of the PAA, its causes and efforts. President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions | The White House (Maureen Catherine Pikarski, Commissioner, U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad.)

Happy Birthday Greg!

January 11, 2022

On behalf of the entire PAA staff we would like to wish a very happy birthday to Greg Kojak, Chairman of the PAA Board of Directors. We are immensely grateful for Greg's hard work, dedication, and guidance he tirelessly gives to the Agency. Happy Birthday! Sto lat!

PAA Reopens the Food Pantry

October 28, 2021

The Polish-American Association is reopening its Food Pantry on November 16th, Tuesday, at 10:00am. The Food Pantry will be open every week, on Tuesdays, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. We will be observing social distancing and COVID-19 safety precautions. Please enter at 4808 W Berenice. The Food Pantry is sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Zrzeszenie Amerykańsko-Polskie informuje, że po przerwie spowodowanej pandemią otwiera na nowo bank żywności (Food Pantry) w dniu 16 listopada, wtorek, o godzinie 10:00 rano. Wydawanie żywności będzie się odbywać co tydzień, we wtorki, od godziny 10:00 do 14:00 z zachowaniem zasad bezpieczeństwa pandemicznego. Wejście od 4808 W Berenice. Bank żywności sponsorowany jest przez Greater Chicago Food Depository.


Current employment listings

Our most recent employment job listings are available at polish.org/jobs

ALL JOB SEEKERS ENROLL TODAY!

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

SOUTH SIDE OFFICE HOURS - DUE TO THE COVID-19 SOUTH SIDE OFFICE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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