"Veveviejo" by Martorell to Premiere This Friday at IPRAC, 6pm
Youth Contingent to March at the 34th Annual Puerto Rican People's Parade


We are organizing a Youth Contingent to march at the 34th Annual Puerto Rican People's Parade. This will include the organizations: The Batey Urbano, ¡Humboldt Park NO SE VENDE!, the Barrio, Arts, Culture, & Communications Academy (BACCA), university student groups, high school students, and many others. We also want you to help make posters and think of slogans for the parade.

Join us on Saturday, June 9 at 3-5pm and/or Sunday, June 10 at 3-5pm at the Batey Urbano, 2620 W. Division St. (between Rockwell and Washtenaw) where we will be going over the logistics and making the signs.

If you're a young person or a youth-focused organizations, please join us in highlighting the important and unique things that our Humboldt Park youth are doing in order to transform our community into a beautiful and vibrant place! To march with us, meet us on Saturday, June 16 at 10:30am at the Batey Urbano (2620 W. Division St.). There is a small $5 entrance fee for the contingent.

If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to e-mail me. Thank you and hope to see you on June 9 or June 10! Confirm at: http://www.facebook.com/events/450472161649015/
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Program Events
"Veveviejo" by Martorell to Premiere This Friday at IPRAC, 6pm


Maestro Antonio Martorell will be unveiling his permanent installation entitled "Veveviejo." This exhibit is his view about the very old and very young as the "third world of humanity." Martorell asserts that they are the most vulnerable because they don't always have economic and political capital. Their limited voice and physical capabilities makes them susceptible to cruelty and crime.


Friday, June 8, 2012, 6pm


IPRAC 3015 W. Division St
Over 100 Families Attend 1st Annual Family Mural Day


Last Sunday, June 3, 2012 Architreasures and the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture (IPRAC) collaborated with Puerto Rican artists Antonio Martorell, Beto Torrens, Anabel Vázquez-Rodríguez and John Vergara as over 100 families were inspired to create individual mural.


The murals are displayed along the fence at IPRAC for the 34th Annual Puerto Rican People's Parade & Fiestas Patronales during the second week of June.

PRCC Licensed Childcare Serves 50 Children 15 months to 6 years
Apply Now for Your Child!


Centro Infantil Consuelo Lee Corretjer, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center's childcare, is now fully licensed by the Illinois Department of Family Services to service 50 children, ages 15 months to 6 years old. This increases the PRCC's capacity to serve more infant and toddlers in our community.


Founded in 1980, the Consuelo Lee Corretjer Day Care Center is a full day bilingual program offering quality childcare services for children 15 months to 5-years-of-age. The Center was founded in response to the need for bilingual-bicultural programs in the community. We place special emphasis on Puerto Rican, Mexican and Latin American cultures. The program is designed to help ease the child's transition to elementary school and aims to provide services primarily to working and student's families.


We offer:
* Full day care for children 15 months to 3 years
* Full day Head Start for children 3 to 5 years in collaboration with El Valor
* Research based curriculum
* Family involvement
* Nutritional Meals
* Parent workshops
* Action for Children
* Private slots are available
Required Forms and Documents:
* Admission application
* Statement of Earnings
* Child's current physical examination signed by physician
* Copy of child's birth certificate
* Copy of child's social security card
* Dental examination


For more info contact Xóchitl Ramírez at: xochitlr@prcc-chgo.org  

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IPRAC: 3015 W. Division St., 773-486-8345