PRCC's Affordable Care Act Staff Interviewed on Chicago Tonight! 

On Monday, October 21st, Chicago Tonight aired an episode about the services provided by Navigators to educate the community about the new health care options available under the Affordable Care Act.  Eddie Arruza interviewed Ruth Méndez while enrolling Sandra Candelaria, and followed Rocio Kanan and Raul Maldonado when they were conducting outreach activities in a health fair.

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.


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PRCC, Norwegian American Hospital and Congressman Luis Gutiérrez Roll Out "Get Covered Illinois" Initiative

On Saturday, Oct. 26, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Norwegian American Hospital and Congressman Luis Gutiérrez will hold a press conference and a Barrio Health Fair to launch the "Get Covered Illinois" initiative. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The first 200 registrants will receive free flu shots. 

Chicago Delegation

Participates in Celebrating 40th Anniversary of founding of Hunter College's El Centro
Hundreds of well-wishers including Hunter College President Jennifer Raab, Labor Leader Dennis Rivera, Geraldo Rivera, Congressman José Serrano, Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito, and State Senator Gustavo Rivera, among others.
The program included awards to poet Miguel Algarin, and Miriam Colon, a pioneer in the film and theater field, and a salute of the "100 Puerto Ricans Campaign" honorees. Ada López, José E. López, Eduardo Arocho and Marvin Garcia represented Chicago at the celebration.   


UIC President Easter is Presented with 
Community as a Campus Plan

More than a dozen leaders gathered together, including the Strategic Planning Committee of the Humboldt Park Community Action Council, with President Robert A. Easter at the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture (IPRAC), to present President Easter with the "Community as a Campus" plan and to initiate a dialogue about partnerships and collaborations with UIC. The President was welcomed by State Representative Cynthia Soto, IPRAC CEO Billy Ocasio, and PRCC Executive Director José E. López.


After the formal presentation, President Easter responded to the presentation by referring to it as a seminar and indicated to Trustee Ricardo Estrada, who joined him, that every member of the UIC administrative staff should have a similar experience. President Easter was also greeted by State Sen. Iris Martinez.

Following the event, he visited Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School greenhouse, and was welcomed by the principal of Roberto Clemente High School, Marcey Sorenson.

Everyone present thought it was a significant and productive meeting.
Luis Gutiérrez Presents His Memoirs at El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College, NY
More than 80 people gathered at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College on Sat. Oct. 19 to hear Congressman Luis V. Gutiérrez read from his memoirs "Still Dreaming: From the Barrio to Capitol Hill". The Congressman was introduced by City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito. He was warmly received and proceeded to read from his work in his usual humorous and engaging manner. This was followed by a question and answer session.  
José E. López and Marvin Garcia Speak on Community as Campus at St. Petersburg
On Thursday, October 17, an educational forum on "Community as a Campus" was held at St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. José E. López, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, and Marvin Garcia from the Alternative Schools Network, led a lively and engaging discussion on the "Community as a Campus" educational framework. Students and faculty participated in the event, and participated actively in the ensuing discussion. They were invited by Professor Jennifer Ayala.
New Clemente Murals Speak to History-of Students, of Community, of World

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School, Roberto Clemente Community Academy speaks to the history of our students. Our students become internationally minded to the degree that they understand themselves, their history, and where they come from. City Year, one of our external partners in partnership with Hyatt, provided a day of service to our school. To speak to the history of the world, the city of Chicago and the surrounding community, Marcey Sorensen (Principal of RCCA) asked the volunteers to paint figures on the 3rd and 4th floors that represented our students, figures and quotes that enact critical thinking and engagement.


Activists such as Pedro Albizu Campos, Martin Luther King, Oscar López Rivera and artist such as Julia De Burgos, Pablo Neruda, and Frida Kalo are all figures that have impacted the lives of our students and their communities. As these silhouettes of figures beautify our wall they also tell a newhistory, a history that has not been told before.