USA, Chicago, IL, January 26, 2010. Theresa Padilla and Olga Martinez wash up prior to beginning cooking class. Concentrating on four crucial areas, "Education, Violence Prevention, Cultural Enrichment, and Economic Development," ENLACE Chicago tries to make a positive difference to the residents of the predominantly Latino neighborhood of Little Village. Partnered with Francisco Madero Middle School, for example, ENLACE runs a comprehensive program that successfully integrates the day school with "after-school," offering academic help with homework, strategies for reading, and a full schedule until 6:00 PM of enrichment programs like culinary arts, music and audio production, and contemporary dancing. Through this kind of direct outreach to more than 5,000 participants in schools and clubs, ENLACE creates opportunities and improves development in this underserved Chicago community. Photo for Hoy by Jay Dunn.