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January 2023 Monthly Highlights


Hello friends, supporters, and community!  

I am excited to relaunch the TRP newsletter, where we can share information on our programs, services, and the community. Together, we celebrated 32 years of building healthier communities and the amazing women who led us over the years and continue to lead this great organization. Felicidades to our Mujeres Adelante, who were celebrated at our gala.

As we focus on moving forward together, Adelante Juntos, we are assisting families in accessing affordable housing, educating the next generation about financial wellness, handing over the keys to new homeowners, assisting new migrants, creating resources for seniors, families, or helping a friend through an unexpected cancer diagnosis. TRP is strengthening the ecosystem and serving as a social impact institution that seamlessly blends community development, community organizing, and advocacy to create a vibrant, healthier, and accessible community where families and individuals can thrive.

In gratitude,



TRP’s ability to unite and effect change is inspiring and it’s all because of your passion for the work that TRP does. We remain committed to serving those in need and creating healthier communities. Consider giving to TRP and donate today here


Mr. Solis met his guardian angel and went from living in a makeshift shelter to having his own apartment. Read more about his journey in our latest blog, «A Miracle on Loomis Street.»  


TRP staff and more than 150 parents and students went to Springfield, Illinois, to advocate making Tax Credit Scholarships permanent. We’re grateful for partnerships with St. Sabina Academy, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, St. Ann School, and St. Gall School. 


TRP has joined Illinois Unidos to support the Illinois RECOVER study. The RECOVER study is designed to help understand why some people continue to feel sick after having COVID-19, and others do not. This study will help identify recovery and prevention and offers up to $800 for participation. To learn more about the study or to learn more about the Community Programs team, programs, and services, visit the Community Programs Intranet page


TRP’s Immigrant Justice team and volunteers helped receive more than 3,700 new migrants from Central and South America, primarily from Texas. TRP and the Illinois Latino Agenda (ILA) intend to provide a space for all working on the migrant crisis to provide updates, share consistent information, and collaborate. For more information, visit  Welcome to IL. 


The Immigrant Justice Leadership Academy (IJLA) and the Colibrí Fellowship are the first of their kind. This professional fellowship is for individuals seeking partial or full DOJ accreditation. Click here to learn more about the Fellowship and to meet the 2023 Colibrí Fellows. 


It’s the start of a new year, and you want to make home improvements. A home improvement loan allows new and seasoned homeowners to borrow up to $30,000 for home improvements! Click here to apply, or for more information, contact Jose Lepez Jr or call 312-880-1881.  


Increasing home values often means increasing property taxes. If your home has been over assessed, we can help you appeal property taxes and reduce your bills. Visit our website for more information here


TRP’s REAS team builds positive change in the community through affordable apartments. Click here to learn more about the team and the current vacancies. 


The Noche de Gala is back! Join HOPE Family Services for a night of dinner, dancing, and fundraising on February 11, 2023, from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Niko’s Banquet Hall, 7600 S. Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, Illinois. To purchase tickets, call 312-421-7647.

Raul Raymundo, CEO and Co-Founder was featured in an exposé and video, “Our Chicago” published by The Atlantic. It features Raul and The Resurrection Project (TRP) and its mission toward affordable housing in Pilsen, Little Village, and Back of the Yards. Read the full exposé, The Atlantic “Our Chicago.”  

Eré Rendon, Vice President of Immigrant Justice, spoke with WTTW’s Latino Voices host Alex Hernandez to discuss finding a path forward for immigration in the U.S. View the full interview here

Raul Raymundo, CEO and Co-Founder, spoke with WTTW’s Chicago Tonight host Brandis Friedman to advocate for a legislative solution to ongoing DACA uncertainty. View the full interview here

Lizette Carretero, Director of Financial Wellness, spoke with Univision Chicago about the recent property tax increase and how TRP assists homeowners in appealing their property tax. View the full interview here.  

Eré Rendon, Vice President of Immigrant Justice, spoke with Block Club Chicago’s reporter Madison Savedra to discuss TRP’s efforts in assisting thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago in August. Read the full article here.  

Eré Rendon, Vice President of Immigrant Justice, spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board to discuss TRP’s efforts in supporting thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago in August and how support is greatly needed. Read the full article here

Father Brendan Curran, O.P., Organizer of Institutional Advocacy for School Choice and Founder of Faith Table, led the community in prayer after the devasting shooting outside of Benito Juarez Community Academy and was featured in the Chicago Tribune and The Windy City Word.

Laura Mendoza, Immigration Organizer, spoke with ABC 7 about Title 42 and the need to organize for the new arrivals. You can view the interview here.

Vicky Arroyo, President and COO, spoke with WBEZ’s reporter Indira Khera on affordable housing in Pilsen. Read the article here.

Eleazar Vasquez, Director of Resident Services and Community Engagement, spoke with Univision Chicago’s host Alex Hernandez on the recent property tax increases and how TRP can assist with lowering your bill. View the interview here.