United Neighborhood Organization

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United Neighborhood Organization (UNO) is a non-profit organization with its headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. The organization works to help Hispanic Americans and was established in 1984.[1] It operates UNO Charter Schools, a network of charter schools, out of the UNO headquarters.[2] With over 5,500 students, the network has 11 schools, including one high school.[1]


State funding was cut off by Illinois governor Pat Quinn's administration after insider dealings by UNO officials.[3]

In 2013 employees at UNO unionized, joining the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff (Chicago ACTS).[4]

List of schools[edit]


  • Maj Hector P. Garcia MD High School (Archer Heights)[2] Of its class of 2012, 20% were illegal immigrants[6]
  • UNO - PFC Omar E.Torres Campus
  • UNO - SPC Daniel Zizumbo Campus
  • UNO - Carlos Fuentes
  • UNO - Officer Donald J. Marquez
  • UNO - Soccer Academy Elementary School
  • UNO - Bartolome de Las Casas
  • UNO - Gage Park
  • UNO - Rufino Tamayo
  • UNO - Sandra Cisneros Campus
  • UNO - Octavio Paz Campus
  • UNO - Soccer Academy High School


  1. ^ a b "About." United Neighborhood Organization. Retrieved on June 16, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "UNO Charter Schools." United Neighborhood Organization. Retrieved on June 16, 2012. "UNO Academic Affairs 954 W. Washington 3rd FL Chicago, IL 60607"
  3. ^ Dan Mihalopoulos State cuts off money to embattled UNO charter schools over insider deals April 25, 2013 Chicago Sun Times
  4. ^ [1] Chicago Sun Times
  5. ^ UNO Charter Schools Chicago Chicago Tribune
  6. ^ Martinez, Michael. "For iIllegal [sic] immigrant graduates, a 'leap of faith has been answered,' educator says." CNN. Saturday June 16, 2012. Retrieved on June 16, 2012.

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