White House Author
Executive Director of La Casa Norte
In 2002, Sol Flores became the founding Executive Director of La Casa Norte (LCN), a community based organization whose mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. Since opening their doors, LCN has helped more than 20,000 homeless and at-risk individuals. By offering access to stable housing and delivering comprehensive services, LCN acts as a catalyst to transform lives and communities. With Sol’s infectious enthusiasm, boundless energy, intelligence, and entrepreneurship, LCN is reshaping the physical infrastructure of the Humboldt Park neighborhood and rebuilding broken lives to foster hope, stable homes, and healthy communities. Sol’s passion and determination to help those in need has built LCN from 2 employees to a 40 employee, multi-million dollar organization that delivers inspiration and hope to the lives of homeless families, single parents, victims of domestic violence and abandoned youth. LCN has rapidly grown over the past ten years to meet the increasing needs of homeless youth and children throughout Chicago. Sol’s commitment to make a difference and live out her personal values through her work at La Casa Norte has proven to be the greatest personal and professional challenge of her life.