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January 10, 2013

TRP’s Guacolda Reyes wins La Raza’s Annual Distinguished Women Award

by Alex Morales Published: April 5, 2011 The Resurrection Project is honored to announce that on Thursday, March 31st, Guacolda Reyes, TRP’s Vice President of Community Development, was awarded La Raza’s Annual Mujeres Destacadas/Distinguished Women recognition awards, a prestigious award honoring the many contributions Latinas have made within our community. Guacolda was selected out of 30 strong nominees in the Business & Technology category, which recognizes women who have played a significant role in the economic development or technological advancement for the Latino community.
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January 10, 2013

Casa Maravilla tenants travel to Springfield for Capitol's Lobby Day

by Erendira Rendon Published: April 4, 2011 On Thursday, March 3rd over 40 community members including Resurrection Project tenants from Casa Maravilla, members from Centro Toribio Romo Immigrant Center and parishioners from Saint Agnes of Bohemia parish packed a bus and two cars and headed down to Springfield on a mission to talk to their state elected officials.  It has become a tradition; this time of year hundreds of immigrant advocates flood the halls of the state capital to ensure that the state assembly is doing the best it can be for all the immigrants and refugees in the state. 
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January 10, 2013

TRP and IDLP break ground on new Instituto Heath Sciences…

Published: February 18, 2011 On February 18th 2011, The Resurrection Project, in partnership with Instituto Del Progreso Latino, broke ground on the construction of the Instituto Heath Sciences Academy.  The high school is addressing the profound shortage of Latinos and other urban youth in the health care field in Illinois and ensuring parents and students have a high-quality educational option that leads directly to the jobs of the future.
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January 10, 2013

Mayor Daley dedicates new Casa Maravilla senior housing and satellite…

Published: February 8, 2011 Mayor Richard M. Daley today joined Ald. Danny Solis (25th), The Resurrection Project and members of the Pilsen community to celebrate the grand opening of the Casa Maravilla affordable senior housing facility and satellite senior center located at 2021 S. Morgan St. “Chicago’s seniors are one of our most valuable assets,” Mayor Daley said. “We depend on our community of seniors to serve as role models to our families and communities and are grateful for the significant contributions they have made to the culture of our neighborhoods and fabric of our city.” Casa Maravilla offers a comprehensive 73-unit affordable senior rental building and a Senior Satellite Center which will be operated by the Department of Family and Support Services.
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January 10, 2013

The Resurrection Project's receives the CISCO's 2010 Residential Construction Project…

Northern Illinois Real Estate magazine, January 2011 Published: February 1, 2011 On Friday January 28 the Construction Industry Service Corporation (CISCO) announced its Project of the Year award winners as part of its annual Pride in Construction Award Program. The program, which recognizes the top quality union construction projects in four categories, also honors the efforts of an area educator, Illinois public body and labor conciliator.  During this event the Resurrection Project & McShane Construction received the Residential Construction Award for our newest buildings Casa Maravilla and Casa Morelos, located in the Pilsen neighborhood.
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January 10, 2013

Families embrace technology at the New Communities Program’s SmartChicago Campaign…

Alex Morales Published: January 18, 2011 The Pilsen Smart Communities Launch on November 16th brought together the technological expertise of the Instituto Del Progreso Latino and the community organizing approach of The Resurrection Project to Orozco Community Academy for families ready to learn how they can take full advantage of all the benefits that being computer savvy has to offer. Over 300 parents and their kids participated in presentations and demonstrations on technology-based services available online, such as Skype.
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January 10, 2013

ILDCEO’s Energy Efficient Affordable Housing Program State Grant Awarded to…

by Alex Morales Published: January 18, 2011 On ­­October, 27 2010, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (ILDCEO) held a press conference at The Resurrection Project’s (TRP’s) newest affordable senior rental building Casa Maravilla, to publicize the state efforts to fund more energy efficient affordable housing in Illinois .  The grant for a green senior housing project in Chicago that TRP received is part of an effort to create more energy efficient affordable housing in Illinois.
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January 10, 2013

TRP saves the Mendez’ home from a complicated case of…

by Alex Morales Published: January 18, 2011 Angelina Mendez, a 41 year-old local entrepreneur and mother of two, was able to purchase a home close to the convenience store she owns in Little Village. Like many families who have faced the danger of foreclosure, Angelina was able to accommodate the initial payments on her home before her original mortgage terms expired. As is the case for sub-prime loans and adjustable rate mortgages, once the new term expired, her house payments increased dramatically.
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January 10, 2013

Changing the course of people's lives

by Catherine Ruffing Published: October 29, 2010 At the Gala, TRP recognized community leaders who have committed themselves to action in support of improving the lives of others. These leaders are behind the scenes, doing the on-the-ground work of community revitalization but aren’t in the spotlight.  We honor these individuals who have committed themselves to civic engagement and giving back to their community.  They are truly cornerstones; they are foundational to our work and to the work of making their streets and neighborhoods and city a better place to live. 
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January 10, 2013

Casa Maravilla's Senior Housing is Officially Open

Published: September 29, 2010 On Tuesday, September 28th community leaders, public servants and neighbors celebrated the official inauguration of TRP’s newest project, Casa Maravilla in a ceremony held the facilities located at 2021 S. Morgan Street, Chicago, IL, 60608.  Casa Maravilla provides 73 units of high-quality affordable rental housing to Chicagoland seniors. Honored guests included State Representative Edward Acevedo, State Senator Antonio Munoz and Alderman for the 25th Ward Daniel Solis.
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January 10, 2013

The Resurrection Project celebrates 20 years of holistic development

Published: September 21, 2010 On Thursday October, 21st 2010, over 700 community leaders, elected politicians, volunteers, supporters and friends of The Resurrection Project gathered at the University of Illinois Chicago Forum to celebrate 20 years of building healthy communities.
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January 10, 2013

Mujer Avanzando Showcased at 2010 National Council of La Raza's…

Alex Morales Published: July 16, 2010 On Tuesday July 12 The Resurrection Project and partners from Instituto del Progreso Latino, and Mujeres Latinas en Acción were invited to showcase the Mujer Avanzando program at the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.  Mujer Avanzando is a program that is responding to the needs of Latina single mothers in Chicago through comprehensive services in career pathways, wealth creation, leadership development, and childcare services.
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