Community Involvement

Fiesta del Sol

Fiesta del Sol serves as our annual fundraiser to support our year-round organizing efforts. The family-friendly festival draws over 1 million visitors during the four-day event, every year. Fiesta del Sol is the largest festival in the Midwest, bringing: live entertainment, local art, a variety of food, carnival rides, a children’s area, educational resources for parents and youth, soccer games and much more.

Fuerza del Sol

The Fuerza del Sol Justice Task Force is the youth and young adults organizing table of Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and Gamaliel of Metro Chicago. Their mission is to increase and solidify community engagement and involvement in the city of Chicago with a focus on Social Justice. The key issues identified by the task force are criminal justice and civil rights of immigrants. The purpose of this initiative is to help young people understand power in the public arena so that they can become strong leaders and advocates on issues affecting the community.

Fuerza del Sol is made up of young people from all over the city. We are open to meet active and forward-thinking leaders to help make a bigger impact in our communities.

Visit our OFFICIAL Fuerza del Sol-Justice Task Force Facebook page

Recorrido del Sol 5K

The Recorrido del Sol 5K Run/Walk is a fundraiser for Pilsen Neighbors Community Council and the Illinois Dream Fund. This partnership supports the Guadalupe A. Reyes Fiesta del Sol Scholarship, all while allowing passionate runners and families to run for a good cause.