August 24, 2013


Join us to honor the Chicago nominees to

Hunter College's

100 Puerto Ricans Campaign

Hunter College's Center for Puerto Rican Studies' Awards Ceremony and Reception to honor Puerto Ricans that have made a difference in Chicago 



Thursday, August 29, 2013


Institute of Puerto Rican 

Arts and Culture

3015 W. Division St


Fiesta Boricua 

Press Conference 

Friday, August 30 * 11am

Fiesta Boricua Press Con.

Teresa Roldan Building, 

2511 W. Division

In front of State Rep. Cynthia Soto and Alderman Roberto Maldonado's office


Puerto Rican  
Agenda Breakfast

Saturday, August 31 * 10am

Puerto Rican Agenda Breakfast

Special Guests: Jose A. Santiago, mayor of Comerio and President of the Puerto Rican Mayors Association, Jorge L. González Otero, mayor of Jayuya and Francisco Torres-Pagán, president of the Jayuya municipal council. 

By invitation only.



Teaching positions available


Centro Infantil Corretjer

Job summary: Responsible for the education and general development of the children enrolled in the agency's Head Start Program. Implements the curriculum in accordance with Head Start standards, educational plan and the agency philosophy.

Download the job description here.

Centro Infantil 

Consuelo Lee Corretjer

Open Registration * Day Care Program * Head Start

We offer:

* Full day, Day Care for children 15 mos. to 3 yrs.

* Full day Head Start for children 3 to 5 yrs. 

* Research based curriculum

* Family involvement

* Nutritional Meals

* Parent workshops

Download the leaflet here.


Our Urban Agriculture

Last Sunday August 19th, Giveaway Committee Co-Chair Sarah Finkel and 3 volunteers harvested and gave away approximately 43 pounds of produce to 35 people comprising 10 households. Thank you for the increased produce donations!
We're at the garden every Sunday from 11am-1pm and give away surplus Monarch Garden produce. Download the bi-lingual leaflet here and distribute to your friends, loved ones and neighbors.



* Monarch Gardeners surplus produce. ONLY donated surplus is available; that will be on tables in bags.

* No reserving food bags; 

first come first serve basis

* limit one bag per family


You are encouraged to bring your own bags.

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PRCC e-newsletter on a 2 week hiatus!
The PRCC e-newsletter will be on a 2-week hiatus due to the preparations for the 20th Annual Fiesta Boricua. In the meantime, join us at all the PRCC events listed below. Next week we'll publish the musical program and only announcements. Look for us in your mailbox on Wednesday, September 4th.

Humboldt Park

Community as a Campus Plan to be formally adopted 

by the Chicago Public Schools


The Community as a Campus plan seeks to create an educational environment framed within the precepts of the International Baccalaureate (IB) academic standards and the transformation of all the schools within the designated area into "safe and inviting places to explore the world." Different facets of this initiative include the Parent Popular Education, the Teacher Administrator and the Youth Leadership Institutes, a public Montessori elementary and high school and a middle school for at-risk youth. CPS announced that is would officially adopt the Community as a Campus Plan at the next Board of Directors meeting.



Announcement of Community as a Campus Plan

by CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett

at CPS Board of Directors Meeting


Wednesday, August 28th * 10:30am

CPS Central Administration Building

125 S. Clark St, 5th floor, Chicago, IL


Contact if you are planning to attend. 
We need to pre-register. 



The Paseo Boricua Farmers Market will be open every Friday and Saturday this summer. Through this initiative, the PRCC seeks to provide a place for Humboldt Park residents to acquire fresh produce.

Locally grown chemically free produce grown by our very own Humboldt Park youth is available!

The Farmer's Market takes places on 
Fridays from 2pm-7pm and Saturdays from 10am-3pm at 2628 W. Division St.

Concert for Oscar in San Juan, September 14!


SPREAD THE WORD! Help promote LA LUCHA ES VIDA TODA, a concert to benefit for the campaign to free Oscar López Rivera. Famous Puerto Rican singer/songwriters Andy Montańez, Roy Brown, Lucecita, Tito Auger, Así Somos, Zoraida Santiago, Fofé, Intifada, Mapeyé, Morciglio, surprise artists and others will take the stage at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 14 to demand FREEDOM FOR OSCAR LÓPEZ RIVERA. Spread the word to friends, family and supporters in Puerto Rico. Tickets available at

"La lucha es vida toda" -Oscar López Rivera