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.


Los Tequis

Google's Smarty Pins Game Tests Your Geography Knowledge

Google unveiled a fun new game this week that tests players' geography and trivia skills.

Called "Smarty Pins" the game starts players off with 1,000 miles (or 1,609 kilometers if they're not based in the United States), and asks them to drop a pin on the city that corresponds with the correct answer to a given question. If the answer is incorrect, the player's miles are reduced by the distance the answer was off. For example, if the answer to a question was Philadelphia but the user chose New York City, Smarty Pins would subtract 94 miles from the total score. The goal is to correctly answer as many questions as possible before the number of miles reaches zero. Players can also gain bonus points if they answer in the first 10 seconds without using hints.

Read on.
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
El Rescate continues lunch fundraising initiative

This Friday, August, 15, El Rescate continues with their lunch fundraising initiative. The special this week is Sancocho (Puerto Rican beef and vegtable stew) for $7 and it comes with white rice. All funds go towards the daily needs of our residents at El Rescate, which is an independent living program for homeless LGBTQ youth located on Paseo Boricua in Humboldt Park. To purchase a lunch or to find out more about El Rescate, please stop by 2703 W. Division or call Jackie Gonzalez at


Help Vida/SIDA in the AIDS Walk/Run!
Did you know that each week, 40-50 Illinoisans become infected with HIV? I believe that all families and individuals affected by HIV deserve access to care and you can help me ensure this by participating in the 2014 AIDS Run and Walk. 90% of the funds that we raise collectively for Team Vida/SIDA will be given back us to facilitate programs and improve services access in our community.  
  1. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center needs you to be part of Team Vida/SIDA this year.


    The online registration for the 2014 AIDS Run and Walk is open.


    Our team, Vida/SIDA is live and we are feeling pretty lonely since we are the only ones registered so far.


    Register now and start fundraising!  The following the registration link:


    2014 AIDS Run & Walk


    After you click the website link above, click the tab labeled REGISTER, then search for team Vida/SIDA and follow the registration instructions.

CIC Children Learn While Playing with the iPad 

Playing with the iPad is an excellent way for Centro Infantil children to learn how to do many things- learn what colors are, how numbers look, how to count, etc. In this picture, Jeremiah is learning about numbers. The big number five let him know how many fishies he had to put in bubble number five. The fishies come out of the left side and, as you can tell two, came out so he wouldn't put it in the five bubble. He had to wait for the bubble that came in with five fishes. This taught him patience and how to count. Jeremiah did an excellent job!

Misa Jíbara Inaugurá la 21ra Fiesta Boricua

El padre Raúl Morales Berrios de la diócesis de Caguas celebrará el sexto año de  la ya legendaria misa jíbara. Este año, como el pasado, la misma inaugurará la Fiesta Boricua. Se espera que centenares se unan a esta máxima expresión de la espiritualidad puertorriqueña. Por primera vez, el grupo musical de su iglesia acompañará al Padre Raúl.


Este magnífico grupo realizó todo un magno esfuerzo para recaudar fondos para compartir con nuestra comunidad esta convivencia espiritual tan enraizada en nuestras tradiciones.

EASIER THAN EVER! You Shop. Amazon Gives. The PRCC Wins.

Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases when you shop at AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com). We will reach out to Puerto Rican Cultural Center to ensure it is ready to accept donations from Amazon. Share on Facebook and Twitter- show your friends how they can support the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

Bookmark and shop now!  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7347778


Save the Date September 20th!

Revel in the Revolution- 8th Day Center for Peace and Justice's 40th Birthday


On September 20th, 8th Day will gather friends and partners for our annual celebration, Revel in the Revolution. This gathering is a yearly reminder that, in the struggle for peace and justice, we must make time to stop and celebrate. This year's celebration is extra special because it is 8th Day's 40th birthday!


Our theme for this year's event is We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest. In our 40 year journey for peace and justice we recognize the wisdom in Ella Baker's famous words to the Civil Rights movement. Our experience tells us the belief in real freedom for all opens the door to radical love and dynamic change.


To honor the vision and passion embedded in Ella Baker's wisdom we will hear from two life long activists and educators whose lives embody Ella's vision.  Jose Lopez, Executive Director of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center,will be our guest speaker andRasmea Odeh from the Arab American Action Network will receive the 3rd Annual Mary Elsbernd OSF Award.


We hope you will be able to attend and we invite you to support the event by purchasing a program book ad  or greeting for your organization or community. Full details below.


Full Page Ad: $250

Half Page Ad: $125

1/4  Page Ad: $75

1/8  Page Ad: $35

Name Listing or 15 word greeting: $20


For more information please see the attachment or send an email to 8thdayprogrambook@gmail.com.


Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing you on September 20th!

Los Tequis

The Sitdown: Jessie Chavez, software engineer at Google Chicago who coordinates STEM initiatives

Originally published in the Sun-Times 6-20-2014

By Sandra Guy

Jessie "Chuy" Chavez, a 40-year-old native of the Little Village neighborhood, who attended Eli Whitney Elementary in Little Village and Morton West High School in Berwyn, was one of the first software engineers in Google's Chicago office and now coordinates its science, technology, engineering and mathematics education initiatives.


On this day, a group of CPS teachers was next door, participating in a summer professional development program that Google hosts in its efforts to bring computer science to schools in K-12 throughout Chicago. The launch of CS4All, in partnership with code.org and supported by Google, starts this fall in 60 CPS schools to try to bridge the digital divide and prepare students for technology jobs.

Chavez combines his background as a K-12 teacher with his software expertise and Google's 20 percent policy - employees spend 20 percent of their time working on their own ideas and initiatives - to show students what STEM careers can look like and how to save the world while leading fulfilling professional lives.

At Google, no manager will look at you for spending 20 percent time at a school, a cultural night or a Spanish lunch hour. That empowers me to be a change agent and for all Google employees to be agents of change.


It's about building a place you want to be successful at and be passionate at. I tell students that whatever their passion- perhaps it's academia or becoming a medical doctor - the idea is to not settle, and to find ways to make change happen, even if it's slow.

I encourage students to not give up on this role even if their future employer has a hierarchy in place. No one wants to be brash and destructive, but there is a way to innovate in places that are hierarchical.


In the CS4All initiative, we're partnering with code.org to train teachers to teach computer science, and that doesn't mean "screen" time. It's all about concepts: Troubleshooting, computational thinking, algorithmic thinking and problem-solving, from kindergarten through 12th grade.

We don't want students to be just consumers of technology. All of us who've been invested in promoting computer science in schools want the students to have access to being creators of technology. Continue reading.

From Our Community Partners
"Puertas Abiertas" National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture Fundraiser Thursday, Sept. 4

To purchase tickets

A Message from the Norwegian American Hospital CEO, José Sánchez

I want to thank all of the employees who participated in Hopefest on July 26. This was a true partnership with New Life Covenant Church and a great team effort. As always it was immensely successful and was attended by many families and children not only from this community, but other parts of the city as well. The event was also attended by a number of elected officials, such as: Lisa Madigan; Paul Valles, representing the Governor; Alderman Burnett; Commissioner Edwin Reyes; and other influential community leaders.


We are also pleased to be partnering with two local high schools: Roberto Clemente Community Academy and Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School. In this initiative, we are host to 20 youngsters who are doing summer work in various positions in the hospital. These young people have expressed an interest in the medical field and NAH offered them an opportunity to work with our staff, be exposed to the healthcare environment and get some valuable experience.


I want to recognize the efforts of our Board Chair, Billy Ocasio, Marcey Sorensen from Clemente HS, and Matt Rodriguez from Albizu Campos HS for championing this event for our youth. This is a great cause designed to help create new leaders in healthcare. I would appreciate if you would extend your assistance and support them in their quest to find a career in this industry.


I also want to extend a special thank you to Dr. Campanini, who has always dreamed of accomplishing a program like this at Norwegian.



José R. Sánchez

Help Us Purchase Solar Panels for Our Greenhouse
Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School
Support our solar panels project for energy sustainability,to  teach the students about green careers, enviromental responsibility, and energy efficiency. Through a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation, the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School (PACHS) will install solar panels in the greenhouse. The grant will cover 90% of the installation cost and we need to raise 10%.  Thank you for your support! Donate here.
Experience the legend of Roberto Clemente

Don't miss the Chicago Premiere of "Clemente: The Legend of 21" opening August 22 and running through September 14 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. Experience the legend of Roberto Clemente. Beginning on the day of his death, this heartfelt musical tells the powerful tale of struggle and triumph for one of baseball's greatest players. Facing poverty at an early age, language barriers as a rookie and racism on the field, Clemente rose above it all to make a difference for generations to come. Driven by uplifting Afro-Caribbean beats, this musical celebrates the life of a man who helped so many and was a symbol of inspiration around the world. Baseball is just the beginning. NightBlue Performing Arts Company in partnership with New Yorks ArtoCarpus proudly presents "Clemente: The Legend of 21" August 22 through September 14 at Stage773 located at 1225 W. Belmont. For Tickets call 773-327-5252 or visit www.Stage773.com


Discount Code: El Beisbol"

$5 off


Clemente 40th Anniversary Fundraiser Committee Initiates Buy-a-Brick Campaign

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first school in the US to be named after legendary Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, Clemente Community Academy is offering the opportunity to become a part of that history. For a limited time, we will commemorate donations to the Roberto Clemente 40th anniversary fundraiser by adding the names of those who have contributed to the Wall of Fame. This will be a permanent display in our lobby which will highlight the names of all who have given generously  to the celebration. Each brick will carry the name of the person making the donation or one of the below options. The donations will fall into 3 categories, Standard $50, All-Star $100, and MVP $250.


3 pricing options-

* Wall of Fame-$50 donation

* All-Star $100 donation

* MVP $250 donation

 All bricks are bronze with black lettering and border

 Naming options available are :

* Name

* Name and Graduation Year

* Mr & Mrs Name


Please see the Roberto Clemente website for further information.
Campaign to Free Oscar López Rivera
FCI Terre Haute, 
PO Box 33
Terre Haute, IN, 
Asppro reconoce la excelencia periodística

José Delgado ganador del XX Premio Nacional de Periodismo por su trabajo sobre Oscar López Rivera



La excelencia periodística que diariamente se refleja en las distintas plataformas informativas de GFR Media (El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora e Índice) fue reconocida una vez más durante el XX Premio Nacional de Periodismo de la Asociación de Periodistas de Puerto Rico (Asppro), cuya gala se celebró este domingo en el hotel Sheraton Convention Center, en San Juan.


En la categoría de entrevista en prensa escrita, el veterano reportero José Delgado cargó con uno de los galardones por su trabajo titulado El tiempo va a ser mío, una conversación con el preso político puertorriqueño Oscar López Rivera. Siga leyendo.

Entrega al artista Tony Mapeye obra por Oscar Lopez Rivera

El 25 de julio le fue entregada al artista Tony  Mapeye en la actividad de recordacion en el Cerro los Martires la obra realizada por el preso politico Oscar Lopez Rivera.

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.