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United Belizeans of Northern Illinois

"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the Future." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

 “Belize: Confronting Challenges! Celebrating Triumphs! Renewing our Resolve!” 

This year's 2017 September Celebrations theme focuses on our unified Belizean people, cultures and country.


  • The UBNI Mission

    We are dedicated to promoting and enhancing opportunities for Belizean Americans by raising awareness through advocacy, education and service. We strive to enrich cultural identity, bring unity and empower families in our community. Membership in the organization is open to Belizeans who aspire to and work toward attaining the objectives of UBNI.

  • Embassy of Belize, US

    The Embassy of Belize in Washington, D.C. is responsible for carrying out the foreign policy objectives of the Government of Belize as directed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The major tenets of Belize’s foreign policy are directly linked to our national objectives with regard to sustainable economic and social development, human and national security, the promotion of trade and tourism, environmental sustainability, and the preservation of Belize’s territorial integrity.

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Recent Posts

  • UBNI Family Fun Day 2017

    Celebrating 36 Years of Independence!   1 Celebrations Parade and Bruk Down! September Celebrations Family Fun Day, Greenbelt Forest Preserve, North Chicago sponsored by UBNI (United Belizeans of Northern Illinois). This event commemorates 36 years of Belize’s Independence. Dancing Belizean Bruk Down. Belizean example of Family, Flag, and Unity. Gutierrez Family proudly sport the Belizean-Flag […]

    By ubniil | September 10, 2017

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  • UBNI 7th Anniversary, Awards & Scholarship Gala

    Platinum Sponsor Congratulations United Belizeans of Northern Illinois on Your 7th Anniversary Thank You for Serving Our Youth Deborah B. Cogan Michael P. Cogan 1 Scholarships Help Prepare Our Youth For The Future!Scroll down to meet the 2017 Scholarship Recipients Nelson Campos, Master of Ceremonies Nelson Campos comes from Yo Creek, Orange Walk District in […]

    By ubniil | September 10, 2017

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  • 2017 Members

    2017 UBNI Members   1 Anna Luna Bradley Antina Bowen Aura Luz Westby Candido Avila Carlos Burns Chauncey Tucker Crispino Riverol   Elvira Wolhers Estevan Campos Francine Gray Javier Romero Juanita Waight Jude Budna Julie Gideon   Lisa Burns Lisa Meggs Loretta Avila Lucy Romero Lupita Valdez Maria Castaneda Maria Estrada   Miriam Graham Phillip […]

    By ubniil | September 10, 2017

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