Gage Park Latinx Council
GPLXC is a grassroots, community based organization established in 2018 on the Southwest side of Chicago. We are a Queer, Latinx, Fem, DACA & Artist led organization. In 2020 GPLXC opened the first Cultural Center in Gage Park, a neighborhood of 50,000 residents that is 92% Latinx. Over half of the population of Gage Park lives at or below the poverty level and our community of essential workers has been devastated by the global pandemic. Gage Park rates number one in covid positivity rates for the entire city. In response we have opened a free Community Mercado to support families with essential items like groceries, clothing, hygiene products and baby items weekly. We have raised and distributed over $90,000 to Undocumented families and distributed thousands of pounds of food since March. We continue to offer free, culturally reflective youth programing, paid opportunities for local youth artists, and mutual aid initiatives to care for and support our Gage Park community.
Antonio D. Santos
Antonio is Co-founder and Executive Director of GPLXC.
Samantha is Co-Founder and Family Outreach Director of GPLXC.
Katia is Co-founder and Youth Program Director of GPLXC.
Alberto Lei Rodriguez
Alberto is the "Reclaiming our Roots" Eco Coordinator at GPLXC.
Mario is the Resident Artist at GPLXC.
Emilio is the Resident Filmmaker at GPLXC.
Eduardo is a Food Distribution Volunteer at GPLXC.
Josémanuel Hernández Canchola
Josémanuel is a Mutual Aid Intern at GPLXC.