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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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January 10, 2013

TRP in the news

The Resurrection Project continues to make the rounds in the news. The Chicago Tribune ran an article on our work with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and Proviso Township Mental Health Commission to acquire foreclosed homes and convert them into quality, affordable housing through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. We were proud to serve as both the housing developer and housing counseling agency in this initiative. You can read the article here.
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January 9, 2013

A Young Couple Realize their Dream of Becoming Homeowners

by Alex Morales Published: July 12, 2010 The dream of owning a home has become a reality for newlyweds Natalia and Jose Garcia. A couple in their early twenties and together for a little over a year, Natalia and Jose had been working with us since early February 2010 when they learned about our homeownership opportunities and toured one of our homes located in the historical Back of the Yards community.
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January 9, 2013

Resurrection Basketball League Celebrates its 12th Season

by Jeanette Galicia - New Communities Program Organizer Published: June 17, 2010 In 1999, TRP created the Resurrection Basketball League (RBL), a Friday night youth sports league, to give young people positive recreational alternatives on a Friday. In collaboration with the Chicago Police Department and other community based and civic organizations, RBL takes as many as 60 youth ages  7-18 out every Friday evening from June to August to play basketball in different blocks throughout Pilsen.
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January 9, 2013

274 families served at Chicago's Home Rescue Fair

by Alex Morales Published: May 13, 2010 On Saturday May  8th, The Resurrection Project  hosted a Home Rescue Fair in partnership with the Alliance for Stabilizing Our Communities  and with support from Bank of America . The event took place at Benito Juarez High School  in Pilsen and received the attention of local press, TV and radio.  The Chicago Home Rescue fair served 274 families by providing H.U.D. certified financial counseling, free legal advice, and loan modifications for those whose lenders were in attendance.  Lenders such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Charter One, Indy Mac,  and Chase, among others, were  present to consult  with clients.
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January 9, 2013

TRP's Raul Raymundo wins 2010 Leadership Greater Chicago’s Distinguished Fellow…

Catherine Ruffing Published: April 20, 2010 On Thursday, April 15th, TRP’s CEO, Raul I. Raymundo, received Leadership Greater Chicago’s prestigious Distinguished Fellow Award at their annual dinner.
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January 9, 2013

TRP goes to Washington DC to march for comprehensive immigration…

by Alex Morales Published: March 29, 2010 As part of an effort to remind President Obama and legislators of promises to overhaul immigration policy, on Sunday March 21st, over 200,000 people rallied at the National Mall to build momentum for fair and comprehensive immigration reform. The Resurrection Project helped organize busses volunteers, clients and community members and parishioners to travel to the capitol in support of hard working immigrant families urging President Obama to act on his vows from the campaign trail.
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January 9, 2013

TRP and Pilsen Planning Committee win The Chicago Community Trust…

by Alex Morales Published: February 10, 2010 On Tuesday, February 10, The Resurrection Project and Pilsen Planning Committee were awarded The Chicago Community Trust Outstanding Community Strategy of the Year award at LISC/Chicago’s 16th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards (CNDA) ceremony.  The CNDA praises innovative community development and planning designed to improve the quality of life of our communities in an event held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago; hundreds of professionals from the private and public sectors, community developers and public officials braved the snowstorm to be in attendance.
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January 9, 2013

Families Helped by TRP Share Their Experiences

Alex Morales Published: January 26, 2010 In 2009, many hardworking families came to The Resurrection Project in search of assistance modifying their home mortgage loans terms and preventing foreclosure. Hundreds of families were able to take advantage of the help TRP’s HUD-certified Financial Counselors provided, often to help save their home.
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