Mission Statement

To improve the well-being and aid the self-sufficiency of immigrant communities in the city of Chicago.



Multicultural Resources provides resources in the form of information, referrals, advocacy, and empowerment to immigrant and refugee communities. Our services include housing counseling, support access to higher education, immigration related issues, assistance with social service applications and public benefits, referrals to partner organizations, and other professional service agencies. For more information, please call Aga Kusmierz at Northside Community Resources (773) 338-7722, ext 20. Find us on Twitter and WordPress. Some of the publicity for Multicultural Resources is generated through our twitter account. Follow the MRC on twitter for all things immigration, social justice, and community-related: @MulticulturalRC

In 2016-17 we served 349 clients between our three MRP programs: Illinois Department of Human Services Multicultural Resources, the Illinois Family Resources Program, and the New Americans Initiative.


HIV Health Fair

The program was featured in the Windy City Times for its involvement in the HIV Health Fair in observance of the National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Check out photos from the event.

Deportation and Incarceration

Previously, we co-sponsored events on the criminalization of immigrants/immigration with Project NIA and participated in Forced Out: A Unity Forum, which brought together human rights and community organizations for a teach-in at the University of Illinois-Chicago to address the issues of deportation and incarceration. The Adler School of Professional Psychology covered the event. Check out photos from the events.

North Side Immigrant College Forum

In 2011, Multicultural Resources participated in the first ever North Side Immigrant College Forum. The event brought panelists from educational nonprofits and immigrant rights organizations to answer questions about college admissions and financial aid. After the presentation, local college and university admissions counselors were invited to disseminate information on their respective schools. Check out photos from the event.

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