Congratulations, Matt Rodriguez and Judith Diaz-Rodriguez on the arrival of the new baby daughter in your family. Our warmest and good health wishes for Ana and both of you from your companeros(as) at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.


Engaging Students in Public Health and Community Organizing presentation

Please join the UIC School of Public Health, the Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center for student presentations and a celebration of the community-campus project: Engaging Students in Public Health and Community Organizing. This culminating event will celebrate the hard work invested by all participating university and high school students in this project. Undergraduate students from the UIC School of Public Health and high school students from Roberto Clemente Community Academy and Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos high schools will share the results of their collaborative research projects and reflect on their experience as co-learners in the field of Public Health. Download the flyer.


Where: Roberto Clemente Community Academy High School

When: Friday May 9

Time: 9am-11am

Please RSVP:

Breakfast will be provided.

From UIC Chancellor
Paula Allen-Meares

Dear Alejandro and Militza,  


I am writing to thank you for all of your help coordinating the wonderful Congressman Gutierrez event held at UIC yesterday. It was a true honor to host such an outstanding public leader on our campus.  I was delighted to see so many engaged in hearing from Congressman Gutierrez and enjoying the reception  afterwards.  Events like this contribute to bringing depth to the educational experiences of all members of the UIC community.  Thank you for all that you do.  I look forward to working with you in the future.


Please extend my personal appreciation to Congressman Gutierrez.


Warmest Regards,



Paula Allen-Meares

Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago

Vice President, University of Illinois

John Corbally Presidential Professor


Pictures from the event are available on the PRCC's Flickr site.

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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Los Tequis

Memorize this! Use it!
Tell Students about it!
Las manos en el cristal: Serie de Cartas de OLR a su nieta Karina

¡Escribale a Oscar!
Oscar Lopez Rivera #87651-024
FCi Terre Haute
PO Box 33
Terre Haute, IN
From Puerto Rican Cultural Center programs

From Our Community Partners


Clemente Students Participate in Fishbowl Discussions

Students in Mr. Van Loon's AP Literature class participate in weekly "fishbowl" discussions. In a fishbowl, a group of eight to ten students lead the class in a discussion of the week's reading. This week, students discussed the first section of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.


"I like the 'fishbowl' format because it puts the students in control of the discussion," said Mr. Van Loon. "My students frequently surprise and impress me with the details of their discussions."


As students in the inner circle debate the meaning and details from the text, students in the outer circle record their questions and monitor their adherence to agreed-upon discussion rules and norms. All students are required to read the section of the text prior to the discussion, but the students in the inner "fishbowl" must be prepared with text-dependent questions to demonstrate their proficient understanding of the selection.


"We're reading a book about a book," said senior Argenis Hernandez. "It's self-referential." 


"Did you notice that Hitchhiker's Guide has the conventions of a reference book?" asked senior Alexandra Villalpando.


"In Chapter 7, we learn that Vogon poetry is the third worst in the galaxy," said senior Jessica Robinson. "What does that really mean? And why is Earth poetry considered the worst?"


For Mr. Van Loon, the fishbowl is a chance to make sure that every voice in the classroom is heard.


"I rotate the fishbowl groups every week, so every student has a chance to participate each month," said Van Loon. "The fishbowl also gives me insight into how well they're grasping the material, and how I should adjust my instruction."

Join US at MOSAIC on May 8th!

José E. López to be honored as Outstanding Community Leader! Please join us on Thursday, May 8 for the fifth annual MOSAIC: A Celebration of Chicago's Communities, and celebrate the many diverse voices that comprise our one unique Chicago! 


This year, MOSAIC will be held at the Zhou B Art Center, which is leading a new artistic renaissance in the Bridgeport neighborhood. 

At MOSAIC, you'll be able to experience the cuisine and music from several different countries, meet and mingle with people from all over the world who support Chicago's cultural diversity, and participate in a truly one-of-a-kind silent auction with items provided by Chicago's ethnic museums and their supporters. The Chicago Cultural Alliance will honor its Chicago Cultural Champion and two Outstanding Community Leaders. MOSAIC attendees are encouraged to wear business attire or their national dress.   


DATE: Thursday, May 8, 2014


TIME:  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

             VIP Reception begins at 5:45 p.m.


LOCATION: Zhou B Art Center 

                      1029 W. 35th Street, Chicago


TICKETS:  $75 Core Member ticket

                    $150 single ticket

            $200 VIP ticket,

                    includes pre-event VIP reception

Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera

NYC Postcard Art Exhibition and Fundraiser for 

Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera

The NBHRN is excited to invite artists to participate in postcards4oscar, an art exhibition and fundraiser for the freedom of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, who has been in prison for over 32 years. We hope that you will consider participating in this important event that will help to raise awareness for Oscar's release and we invite you to contribute to this unique invitational exhibition, and sale of original art.


postcards4oscar is a fundraising exhibition showcasing artists' work from throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Artists will submit 4" x 6" works of art on a postcard that we will provide. The artwork will be exhibited anonymously (signed on back) and sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $50. Only after selecting and purchasing a piece will a buyer learn the identity of the artist. Artists may work in any medium or style and may submit more than one postcard if so desired.


The exhibition will take place in New York at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center on May 24th, with an Artist Preview Event on May 23rd.


Final submissions of artwork must be received by May 12th.

For more info:

Oscar's Letters to his Granddaughter Karina now Available in English
The series of letters by Oscar Lopez Rivera to his granddaughter Karina published online by El Nuevo Dia are now available in English. All 15 published thus far are available on the National Boricua Human Rights Network website.