After School Matters/ Batey Urbano Youth Spearhead 

 'Drop The Bottle' Campaign in the Summer 

Job Openings at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School


Job Announcements-Instructional Team


Math and Reading Intervention Instructor


* BA in the field of Education

* Basic Skills Test and Content Area Test completed in both English Language Arts and Math

* Knowledge of intervention curriculum (e.g., Read 180, Accelerated Math, etc.)

* Type 9 certified (recommended, or willingness to participate in certification program)

* Bilingual (Spanish and English recommended)


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Job Announcements-School Registrar


School Registrar


* Bachelor's degree

* Prior knowledge and use of Power School (strongly recommended)

* Proficient in Computer technology - various applications

* General office skills

* Organizational and time management skills

* Strong bilingual skills

* Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy

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OPENING RECEPTION: "Loíza in Chicago" Exhibit Travels to South Shore Cultural Center



Join PRAA for an opening reception as the "Loíza in Chicago" exhibit travels to South Shore Cultural Center, located at 7059 South Shore Drive. The event is FREE and open to the public featuring a performance & music workshop by AfriCaribe.
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Guided tours of IPRAC and the surrounding Paseo Boricua community will be available at IPRAC with Eduardo Arocho serving as a docent.  If you're interested in arranging a tour for your organization, school or church, please contact IPRAC at 773-486-8345. 

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PRCC Program Updates

 ASM/ Batey Urbano Youth Spearhead 'Drop The Bottle' Campaign in the Summer


These are some photos taken by one of our students, Edwin Díaz Jr., from the After School Matters (ASM) summer program taking place at the Batey Urbano. They depict discussions on theatre and our alternatives to underage drinking campaign. In the last two weeks, the youth have also been engaged in workshops regarding place attachment in the Humboldt Park community, substance abuse, youth identity, media images, and theatre -  all with the purpose of putting on a meaningful and community-oriented play at the program's end. 


The young people also viewed two videos produced by the alternatives to underage drinking campaign, one of a community forum last year put together by the youth organizers of the Barrio, Arts, Culture, and Communications Academy (BACCA) after school program and a PSA produced by our students that weaved a poetry performance with the message of productive alternatives to drinking. The ASM students subsequently criticised the videos with the purpose of doing their own film through the course of this program.  They discussed the reasons why young people in Humboldt Park drink alcohol, wrote down their own experiences with alcohol and ideas on alternatives, and shared it in a discussion with each other. All the youth received the social marketing fliers made by the BACCA students with our slogan "Drop The Bottle."

As already mentioned, we will produce a video on alternatives to underage drinking, create a mini-mural with the theme of building a healthy community, and cultivate some essays on underage drinking that will be published in our community newspaper, La Voz del Paseo Boricua, and our social media outlets. 

Grassroots Efforts of the Puerto Rican People for OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA Go Forward

Network raises Over $400


The efforts to repair the kayak of Alberto De Jesus (Tito Kayak ), have concluded on the island of San Vicente in the Antilles. Following a test yesterday evening Tito expressed his satisfaction with the skills and craftsmanship  with which the cetaceo type kayak was repaired and reinforced. This latest chapter followed the the battering and abuse the kayak sustained  by the merciless,  pounding waves and strong cross currents in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans in recent days. Tito is anxious to renew the kayaking feat which he initiated in Venezuela and with Puerto Rico as its destination, bringing world attention to the quest to win the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera. Weather, oceanic conditions and the conclusion of logistical arrangements  permitting, Tito will begin rowing north from St George along the Caribbean coast to the northern end of St Vincent island nation the next day. The National Boricua Human Rights Network has raised over $400 for Tito and will be sending it by the beginning of next week. Please add to this amount by donating to this worthy cause at our website and click on the donate button.


When Tito Kayak resumes Kayakeando Por La Libertad, he can be tracked here.  


Meanwhile, the last leg of  "Pedaling for the Freedom of Oscar Lopez Rivera"  conclude last night with the arrival of the bicyclists at the San Sebastian municipality, birthplace of the Puerto Rican patriot and site of the Hammock Festival being dedicated its native son, Vietnam war decorated veteran,  imprisoned for the crime of "seditious conspiracy". The cyclists began their trajectory a week earlier by crisscrossing  the island municipality of Vieques, Puerto Rico, ferrying to the town of Fajardo, at the eastern end and pedaling across  the northern part island nation to the western end city of Mayaguez and then to their destination in the mountain town, The team of cyclists traveled back home today and will very soon reconvening to work out plans to arrive in Florida and begin pedaling to Washington D.C. to deliver their personal requests for the immediate release of Oscar Lopez Rivera, after 31 years of imprisonment, his punishment for his commitment to the Independence of Puerto Rico. 


Latin America with Oscar López Rivera


Latin America Stands in Solidarity Oscar Lopez Rivera
Latin America Stands in Solidarity
with Oscar Lopez Rivera
This video features messages from all over Latin America in solidarity with Oscar López Rivera, Puerto Rican political prisoner celebrating his 31st year in US prisons.

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"Don Oscar" Coffee, Paseo Boricua Edition 


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