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Our newsletter, ‘The Link’gives you an inside look at the latest news, events, programs, and a special insight into the PAA. View the current edition of The Link
Summer 2018


PAA Announcements


Ukrainian Orthodox Christmas Gifts Delivered

January 9, 2023

At our 2022 holiday celebration, PAA staff brought their own wrapped presents for the children as our small gift to our #UkrainianRefugee immigration families. These were delivered on Orthodox Christmas to the #Ukrainian Church and we're glad to have brought some tenderness and joy to these children.

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Currently, PAA is serving programs in Polish, Ukrainian, and Spanish, bridging the idea that at one point or another, we have each come from an immigrant bravely seeking a new life. The PAA's #Polish heritage proudly carries on by making immigrants welcome and settled in their new lives in the United States.
PAA is certified, licensed, and supported by the #DepartmentofJustice, the #USCIS, #IllinoisCommunityCollegeBoard, the #IllinoisState'sAttorney'sOffice, multiple offices of the #CityofChicago, #CookCountyBoard and #ICIRR. We are grateful for their partnership so those most vulnerable among us receive the best-in-class services from us.

If you, or someone you know, needs services, PAA is a safe and approved provider for immigration, education, and multiple social programs and benefits access. We are a registered 501c3 charity founded in 1922. Thank you for your continued support.

Education Department - 2-Day Training Workshop

August 1, 2022
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On Thursday, July 28 and Friday, July 29, the Education Department hosted a 2-day training workshop (in-person and remote) for its instructional and administrative staff at Northeastern Illinois University. Several topics were covered, such as class syllabi and our new Learning Management System (Canvas). We are working hard at improving the Education Department: with our staff, we know that we will succeed!


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.

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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.)

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

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

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