Enseñando a Nuestros Niños a Pensar (Raising a Thinking Child)

El Valor, a non-profit community-based organization, was founded in 1973 by a mother with a special needs child. Her dream of a bicultural and bilingual rehabilitation center began in the basement of a community church. El Valor, which means courage, has grown into a multicultural, multipurpose organization that reaches thousands of families locally and throughout the nation. El Valor strives to not only enrich but also empower people with disabilities and the underserved. They endeavor to be a model for inclusion of people with disabilities and to become a leading organization developing Hispanic leadership.

Population of focus

Latino children and families

About Enseñando a Nuestros Niños a Pensar Program

El Valor adapted the Spanish-language version of the I Can Problem Solve interpersonal cognitive problem-solving program, which focuses on developing child and family interpersonal skills and preventing aggressive behaviors. They have adapted the Enseñando a Nuestros Niños a Pensar program to address the specific needs and topics of interest of their local families, including additional modules for parents that address child development, acculturation, and interacting with the school system more effectively.

Other programs

  • Supporting People with Disabilities
  • Promoting Children’s Early Development
  • Enriching Youth
  • Strengthening Families
  • Encouraging Leadership
  • Creating Public Awareness


3050 East 92nd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 721-9311