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A message from Raul Raymundo Dear friends and supporters, It’s been a busy summer and I’m excited to share all of the great work we’ve been able to accomplish. Recently, we expanded our community safety initiatives, allowing us to work more closely with youth, residents, nonprofits, and local law enforcement. It began when we kicked […]

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by Diana Pando On Saturday, July 26, TRP hosted its annual housing fair, “Housing Within Reach,” at the Cicero Community Center. Many individuals and families came to the event looking for information on how to purchase their first home. The goal of the event was to educate attendees on the home purchase process, and to […]

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by Diana Pando Veronica Brand was struggling with some life issues when she decided to move into her own apartment. She began looking in various neighborhoods for a place to live that would give her an opportunity for a new beginning. However, looking for an apartment was more difficult than she thought. “One of the […]

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by Isabelle Barany It’s Monday morning at the Zocalo and there is a buzz of activity as children gather to receive free summer meals.Staff from the Lincoln Park Zoo arrives to implement a community engagement initiative to install cameras to monitor bats at St. Vitus. Meanwhile, inside La Casa Resource Center staff meets with prospective […]

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by Isabelle Barany “Why is teamwork key?” Robert Reznar, a physical education instructor at Orozco Community Academy, sees more hands spring up than he can pick. The question he poses to Orozco’s newest students, incoming sixth graders from nearby Cooper Elementary Dual Language Academy, is not just theoretical. After a brief lesson, Orozco’s “New Crew” […]

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By Isabelle Barany Henry Cervantes, The Resurrection Project’s Safety Organizer, is in front of a crowded classroom, and trying to convey the difficulty of the task facing students.“Peace is not easy. It’s the hardest thing in the world. That’s why people are killing each other every day.” Cervantes and his students are on a mission […]

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by Diana Pando Whether you’re thinking of opening up a restaurant or already have your own business, you need to know how to manage your business successfully to create sustainability. During the summer, TRP kicked off a free six-week Entrepreneurship Training Program for individuals needing assistance bolstering or getting their business off the ground. Yvette […]

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by Diana Pando Did you know summer is the time when children are the most at risk to experience hunger? During the school year children receive either free or reduced meals but during summer those meals end. Rising food prices, unemployment, or stagnant wages are factors that contribute to food insecurity. According to the recent […]

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by Claudia Martinez It’s hard enough being the first to go to college but it’s an even greater challenge when you are a college student who happens to be Latino. Karina Juarez, a student at La Casa Student Housing, is the first in her family to attend a university. Unlike her brothers, who saw more […]

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Congratulations to Guacolda Reyes, TRP’s Vice-President of Real Estate Development, for being appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the Affordable Housing Task Force. The focus of the Task Force is to examine the City’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance and to make recommendations that would increase the City’s number of affordable units by 1,000 over the next […]

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