The MANO A MANO-Community Activism Law Alliance partnership is a legal services and education-based collaborative focused on serving immigrant residents of Lake County (Chicago's northern suburbs), that operates out of Mano a Mano locations in Round Lake and Zion. The partnership aims to educate community members on their legal rights, how to advocate for themselves, and provide legal services when a lawyer is necessary. CALA’s legal work in Lake County is focused on immigration legal services, providing representation in removal proceedings and other complex immigration matters.  Recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals, Mano a Mano also provides immigration legal services in administrative adjudications through USCIS, cases such as naturalization, deferred action, U visas, and others.   The goal of the partnership is to provide comprehensive, affordable, and trustworthy immigration legal services to meet complex needs of underserved immigrant communities in Lake County.


The mission of Mano a Mano is to empower immigrants and their families living in Lake County, Illinois to become full participants in American life. Mano a Mano’s vision is an integrated Lake County where everyone has access to opportunity and paths to success.  We implement our mission and vision through four key programs: Healthy Families, Productive Parents, Successful Children and Engaged Citizens.  Our programs are focused on orienting and supporting immigrant community members as they integrate into the community we all share.  Mano a Mano has office locations in Round Lake Park (western Lake County) and Zion (eastern Lake County).  We also have community spaces in Mundelein and Wauconda.  Mano a Mano is the leader in Lake County in serving and empowering immigrant families, a growing and important segment of our county.  The organization is well-integrated into the health and human services sector and serves a bridge for integration between communities.

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For more Information on clinic events:
Jael M. Mejia
Engaged Citizens Coordinator/Immigration Legal Advocate
Mano a Mano Family Resource Center
6 E. Main Street, Round Lake Park, IL 60073
Phone: (847) 201-1521
Fax: (847) 270-3209
Email: jmejia@mamfrc.org

If you are a current client
at the Mano a Mano clinic contact:
Bindhu Vijayan
CALA Staff Attorney



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