To Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Senior Elena Naranjo on getting accepted into her TOP CHOICE- Columbia College!


"Still Dreaming": Available at Puerto Rican Cultural Center

Autographed copies of "Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill" by Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, are still available. Contact Alejandro:
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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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From Puerto Rican Cultural Center programs

Vida/SIDA Visits Pedro Albizu Campos High School!

On Wednesday, February 5th, students from the Sustainable Democracy Project presented their knowledge about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as sexual health resources in the community to the entire Pedro Albizu Campos High School student body. For the last several months, the students have been working directly with teacher Elizabeth Hoffman and Vida/SIDA's staff, Ricardo Jimenez and Alex Frye, researching sexual health issues relevant to the youth at the high school and developing a presentation to share their knowledge with their classmates. The students discussed the risks, symptoms, and available resources for HIV/STIs; demonstrated the correct way to use a condom; and presented the history of Vida/SIDA and its importance to the community. 


The presentation was well received. Students asked questions regarding the issues that most matter to them and had those questions answered by the student presenters. Everyone received free condom packages with lube and information about where to get tested. And a group of student left directly for the event to take part in Vida/SIDA's testing services. 


The Sustainable Democracy Project is a part of the PACHS senior portfolios that all students must complete before graduation. Students are tasked with the responsibility of working with a local non-profit organization to solve a community issue through survey research and an action project. The students' working with Vida/SIDA have had to help answer the question "how can we engage more youth to access HIV/STI testing and counseling. In the coming months, they will conduct a post-survey to investigate how successful their event was. 


Students involved in this project are Elena Naranjo, Javier Rodriguez, Jacqueline Martinez, Briana Gomez, Deeqwan Collins, Jamilex Roldan, Jocelyne Monterroso, Lisa Mendez, Shantia Jackson, and Mariah Rivera. 

PRCC Navigators Enrolling in Latino Communities as March 31st Deadline for ACA Draws near

This weekend our Navigators will be providing enrollment services in different locations throughout Chicago, including Humboldt Park, Albany Park, Pilsen, and La Villita communities. On Saturday, February 8th, our Affordable Care Act office located at 1112 N. California Ave. will be open from 9am to 5pm. On Sunday, we will be providing services at the Good Shepherd Church (28th St. and Kolin Ave.) from 8am to 4pm and the Iglesia Evangelica del Pacto Albany Park (4516 N Kedzie Ave.), as well as Blue 1647 (1647 S. Blue Island Ave.). 


We continue to offer services in our new office located in the Hermosa community. Visit us to enroll. Health insurance is a human right and it is the law!

UIC Nursing student workshop at El Rescate
Angelica Alonso and Nathaniel Meadow have been coming for the past year to El Rescate to volunteer their time with the residents of El Rescate. This past week they presented a workshop run by UIC nursing students that provided inside information on the nursing program.

As mentors they have created an ongoing relationship of learning, dialogue and challenge with the residents. They also come every Friday to provide tutoring to help the residents manage their learning to maximize and develop their skills to improve their education.

Angelica and Nathaniel are 2 individuals that we want to recognize for their outstanding efforts. They give selflessly and without boundaries their time, knowledge, and efforts to the residents of El Rescate.

Love Your Healthy Heart Event in Humboldt Park!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. February is American Heart Health Month and The Greater Humboldt Park Diabetes Empowerment Center is celebrating with the Love Your Healthy Heart event provided by the Keep Your Heart Healthy program on February 15, 2014 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM at 2753 W. Division St. There will be free heart health screenings provided to adults 18 years and older, a healthy cooking demonstration with tasty samples and fun Zumba dance aerobics so come dressed to move your body! Healthy snacks will be provided and there will be $50 Walgreen's gift cards raffled. We look forward to seeing you at our FREE Love your Healthy Heart event, which is open to the public so feel free to spread the word and bring a friend.

Vida/SIDA Launches a New Program: 

Women for PASEO


Vida/SIDA is excited to announce the start of our new program that targets Latina and African American women (18 years and older), titled: Women for PASEO (Promoting Actions that Support Recovery through Services). The program is intended to assist and support women that are going through challenging experiences (such as depression, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance and alcohol abuse issues, and /or are HIV positive) in the process of empowering themselves to take charge of their life. Our services include counseling and referrals to case management, HIV/STI testing, support groups, primary care, and substance, alcohol and mental health treatment. Our bilingual services are available free of charge. To learn more about our services please call us at Vida/SIDA 773-278-6737 or send an email to Funding for this program is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 

Centro Infantil Corretjer Underscores Importance of 
Healthy Breakfast
The most important meal of the day is breakfast!. Alma is teaching the kids how to eat healthy with fresh fruits they had strawberries and blueberries with their breakfast activity. She is also explaining to them  that you don't always have to put syrup or anything with alot of sugar on a waffle. You can use fresh fruits and make it fun.  

From Our Community Partners
PACHS Science Students Use Technology to Explain Plant Organelles
PACHS Science Class evelyn n scott
PACHS Science Class

Evelyn Gordillo and Jawun Scott, students in Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School Science Teacher Diamond Montana's Integrated Science I Quarter 2 class, created the video project that makes a stop animation video explaining the plant organelles and how plants reproduce and make fruit. In this particular video they look at an angiosperm aka flower.

A cable provider's responsibility (Chicago Tribune)
Gordon Quinn, Founder and Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films

In Robert Channick's Jan. 21 article "Hyperlocal website EveryBlock to be resurrected," I was pleased to read that Comcast has relaunched this "hyperlocal news space."

Any outlet that empowers community members should be celebrated. Unfortunately, Comcast and other cable providers have been silencing community voices around the country by making changes that defund and eliminate public access television. This cannot and must not happen in Chicago. Read on.

Clemente Students become Actors

Last week, the freshman class began a unique theatre unit called American Mosaic in collaboration with the American Theatre Company. All freshman students are participating in this unit in their English class by reading the play Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam. Each class period will rehearse and perform one scene from the play. Some students will be actors and other students will be part of the production crew. Together, all classes will perform their scenes together in a "mosaic" performance of the play on Saturday, February 22nd  from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the American Theatre Company in North Center. The following week on Tuesday, February 25th, students will take a field trip to see a professional matinee performance of the play on the same stage that they performed on a few days before.


Sons of the Prophet is about a Lebanese-American family that struggles with the loss of a parent, an ailing uncle, and other recurring healthcare problems. The two brothers attempt to keep their family together after suffering an unusual number of personal losses. From the author of Speech & Debate and co-author of Columbinus, which Clemente students performed last year, comes this hysterically funny and deeply moving tale of life, love, and loss in working-class America. This play was the winner of the 2012 Drama Critics' Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play, and a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.   Families, friends, and community members are encouraged to attend the student production on Saturday, Feb. 22nd!  

by José R. Morales, PACHS Senior
Students who didn't meet their level score gain, must take the test again and gain some levels. Monday and Tuesday are the last days to retake the STAR test. Please remember if a lot of students don't make the expected gains than more pressure will be put on Albizu Campos for that reason. So be prepared and study hard to make gains and make our school proud!



UrbanTheater Company will take part in an event spanning four cities celebrating the 100th anniversary of one of Latin America's greatest poets born in Puerto Rico: Julia de Burgos. A choral reading of Carmen Rivera's play: Julia de Burgos: Child of Water. Reading is directed by Sandra Marquez (Teatro Vista) and will take place on Monday, February 17th at 7pm at 2628 W. Division St., Chicago, IL 60622. Admission is free and open to the public.

Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera

Del Pepino a Tenerías - Exposición de artistas puertorriqueños sobre Oscar




Escrito por Comité Pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico   


El Comité Pro Derechos Humanos de Puerto Rico y el Museo de Historia de Ponce, coincidiendo con la Noche de Galería ponceña, auspician  la exposición de arte "DEL PEPINO A TENERÍAS"  que se inaugura el jueves 6 de febrero de 2014, a las 7:00 PM,  en el Museo de Historia de esa  ciudad de Ponce. Varios artistas de la plástica puertorriqueña  recrean en su obra la figura de Oscar López Rivera. Además,  se montará la pintura "CORO DE CUERVOS"  de la autoría de Oscar.

Con la participación del Obispo Rubén Antonio González Medina

Día de ayuno y oración por 

la excarcelación de Oscar López Rivera

El día de ayuno terminará con un acto de oración de

7:00 pm a 12:00 de la medianoche en la Catedral Dulce Nombre de Jesús de Caguas. Contaremos con la participación del Obispo Rubén Antonio González Medina y otros y otras distinguidos/as participantes.


"Estuve preso/a y me visitaste". Mateo 25:36

"Bienaventurados/as los/as perseguidos/as por causa de la justicia, porque de ellos/as es el Reino de   los cielos". Mateo 5: 10  


Oscar's Letters to his Granddaughter Karina now Available in English
Oscar with his daughter Clarisa, left, and
granddaughter Karina

The series of letters by Oscar Lopez Rivera to his granddaughter Karina published online by El Nuevo Dia are slowly becoming available in English. The first 9 of the 14 published thus far are available on the National Boricua Human Rights Network website, with the rest to be available early next year.