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Nueva Vida August 2014: The TRP Newsletter

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 off the summer with the Resurrection Basketball League (RBL) and also included safety workshops for residents and youth.
TRP continues the fight for comprehensive immigration reform and immigrant rights. According to the latest numbers from the National Council of La Raza, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) has helped half a million people increase their social and economic contributions to our country. As a result, TRP is increasing our immigration services to include more DACA and citizenship workshops.
We continue to help families invest in their neighborhoods. Our home purchase program helps them buy homes in the community, and our foreclosure prevention counselors are helping struggling families keep their homes. According to a recent Chicago Tribune article, foreclosures are declining nationwide but still rising in Chicago. That’s why at our annual housing fair, we offered participants resources and information on buying a home, as well as free foreclosure prevention counseling.
Over the summer, TRP held a free six-week Entrepreneur Training Program for small business owners, and partnered with other organizations dedicated to improving the physical health of our communities.
In this issue, you’ll read about all these programs and meet the people behind them.
Lastly, I’m excited to announce the launch of TRPtv, our community news program that will give you an inside look at the work we’re doing to create healthy communities. We encourage you to share these new videos with your networks.
As always, thank you for your continued faith and trust in our mission to create healthy communities throughout Chicago’s Southwest side.
Raul Raymundo
CEO, The Resurrection Project

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You can also read our separate articles below. In this issue of our newsletter:

Summer program empowers youth to promote peace

How did 20 Chicago youth team up with TRP to promote peace in our streets and civic engagement?

TRP housing fair helps community understand homebuying process

TRP’s annual housing fair helped participants understand how to buy a home, and helped struggling homeowners keep their homes.

Parent empowerment workshops help to engage neighborhood parents

TRP and its partners are helping parents play a stronger role in their children’s education, and others!

From a cramped apartment to a beautiful home in Berwyn

TRP helps a single mother achieve independence–and a beautiful home for herself and her three children

Teaching teamwork to the “New Crew”

A group of Orozco students visit the United Center as part of a social-emotional learning experience.

Strengthening small businesses with a free Entrepreneur Training Program

TRP held a six-week Entrepreneur Training Program to help small businesses succeed.

Opening doors to new beginnings at Casa Puebla

A TRP tenant finds that there is so much more to living at Casa Puebla than just a quality apartment.

DACA applicant returns as a volunteer

A year ago, she was an applicant. This year, she returns as a volunteer to help others navigate the DACA application process.

From La Casa to Your Casa: A family’s first college student sets her sights high

Meet a young woman who is blazing a new trail for herself and her family.

Community Partner Spotlight: St. Procopius

In this Community Partner Spotlight, we feature Father Sean O’Sullivan of St. Procopius.

TRP joins The Greater Food Depository for summer meal initiative

In an effort to combat hunger in the community, TRP partnered with The Greater Food Depository for a summer meal initiative.

TRP in the news

TRP’s role in rescuing Second Federal, as well as La Casa and its students, are among our most recent appearances in the news.

Introducing TRPtv!