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January 9, 2013

Casa Maravilla: TRP's Newest Affordable Senior Housing to Open in…

Published: January 19, 2010 On May 2010 The Resurrection Project will open Casa Maravilla, an environmentally friendly senior housing building located north of Alivio Medical Center in Pilsen. Casa Maravilla will accommodate adults 55 years and over by providing studio, one and two bedroom apartments at affordable monthly rates starting at $350 for a studio and going up to $900 for a spacious 2 bedroom apartment.
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January 9, 2013

Cardinal George Announces $500,000 Investment by The Archdiocese of Chicago…

Published: November 23, 2009 On Monday November 23, 2009 the Archdiocese of Chicago held a press conference at The Resurrection Project’s newest residential building, Casa Morelos, to announce the Archdiocese of Chicago’s investment in affordable housing initiatives on Chicago’s southwest side.  Cardinal Francis George declared the formation of a new partnership between The Resurrection Project TRP and the Archdiocese, in which the Archdiocese has allocated $500,000 dollars to TRP which will allow the organization to continue to provide opportunities for hard working families to find safe and affordable housing. This initial investment by the Archdiocese will provide additional capital to assist in the development, construction, marketing, and promotion of affordable housing units being built by The Resurrection Project for low-to-moderate income families and individuals.  ABC News, Univision and WGN News were there to cover the event.
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January 9, 2013

TRP Wins Bank of America's 2009 Neighborhood Builders Award!

Published: November 19, 2009 On Wednesday November 18 2009, at a reception in Pilsen, The…
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January 9, 2013

Inspiring Families to Learn with Elev8!

Published: October 15, 2009 Elev8, an initiative designed to integrate new services locally at the Pilsen neighborhood elementary school Orozco Community Academy, has successfully engaged students and their families in a wide variety of educational opportunities ranging from computer training to health classes. During its first year, thirty Orozco parents took advantage of the opportunities, and this number continues to grow as Elev8 popularity grows. “Response has been very positive as parents seized the opportunities available, took advantage of the programs and learned new valuable skills, which have improved their living” shared Luis Bermudez, Elev8 Site Director. “Elev8 parents learn new skills, they can make the leap to use a computer, to eventually use email and the internet, and perhaps, increase their earning potential.”
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January 9, 2013

Brand New Affordable Senior Housing Becoming a Reality: Casa Maravilla

by Alex Morales Published: October 15, 2009 In March 2009, The Resurrection Project embarked on the construction of a new state-of-the-art living facility for Chicago’s independent seniors, Casa Maravilla. Located in the Pilsen neighborhood and less than 5 minutes from the downtown area, Casa Maravilla will help meet the need for affordable senior living in the lower southwest side of Chicago. This $20 million project will be the first affordable senior housing development in Pilsen and will offer 73 affordable units—a mix that includes studios, one and two-bedroom apartments.  Depending on income, rents will fluctuate between $350 to $900 monthly (including heat).
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January 9, 2013

Mayor Daley Dedicates Casa Morelos

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – City of Chicago Mayor’s Press Office Published: September 1, 2009…
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January 9, 2013

El Paseo’s New Growing Station Community Garden

Published: August 31, 2009 Pilsen continues its trend towards green growth: early in July, a new community garden was built and planted at W 21st street and S. Sangamon.  The garden sits nestled amongst the native plants of the Paseo Project, a newly rejuvenated green space adjacent to the Alivio Medical Center and the newly opened Casa Morelos (The Resurrection Project’s latest building, offering 45 new units of affordable rental housing to the neighborhood). This once overgrown and abandoned lot is now a lively pathway where residents take evening walks with their dogs, bicycle, jog, and garden in the Growing Stations Community Garden, where raised beds and planters overflow with dozens of varieties of vegetables and herbs.  The garden was initiated last February by a small group of local gardeners, artists, and designers who wanted to create a shared gardening space for the residents and contribute to the greening of Pilsen.
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January 9, 2013

Hoops in the Hood Recognizes RBL on its 10th Anniversary

by Alex Morales Published: August 26, 2009 On August 22nd , during the Hoops in the Hood Cross-City Final at Seward Park, The Resurrection Project was recognized for pioneering a successful initiative, the Resurrection Basketball League (RBL).  For the past 10 years, RBL has provided provides neighborhood youth with safe alternatives to gang activity during Friday nights in the summer. In 1999, The Resurrection Project initiated this program designed to engage the youth in healthy, teach them about leadership and sportsmanship, and prevent them from engaging in gang violence. The effort gave birth to the Resurrection Basketball League (RBL), an initiative whose goals are to build relationships within the community and directly impact the youth by providing a safe space for them—and their families—to have fun and learn team-building in an environment that usually is reserved for gang activity.  During Friday nights, RBL youth discover, on the blocks they are taught to avoid, that they have alternatives to the guns and violence that dominate those areas.
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January 9, 2013

Pilsen Community Comes Together at Tarde en El Zocalo 2009

by Alex Morales Published: August 26, 2009 Last Friday August 21st, 2009, Tarde en El Zócalo—The Resurrection Project’s annual celebration of Mexican culture and heritage—took place on the Zócalo plaza in Pilsen (18th Street & Paulina Street). 700 neighbors spent a fun evening enjoying festivities that included music, film and faith.
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January 9, 2013

Digital Excellence Program Helps Bridge Divide

Jane DeRonne for LISC/Chicago Published: July 22, 2009 Four neighborhoods are bridging the digital…
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January 9, 2013

Pilsen Community Rallies Against State Budget Cuts

by Alex Morales Published: July 9, 2009 The proposed Illinois State budget cuts will have severely detrimental effects on services that are crucial for children, youth, and families. Programs for families in need are in jeopardy of being cut in half, if not eliminated. These devastating cuts would translate into a lack without educational support, lack of counseling/therapy for mental illness, abuse and neglect.
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January 9, 2013

Empowerment through financial education for Latina women

Kiran Sood - Medill News Service Business Reporter Chicago Published: July 1, 2009 For Cicero resident Leticia Franco, a single mother, a typical day includes working as a part-time cashier, caring for her 10-year-old son, and preparing for the GED exam she hopes to take this summer and that, once passed, will bring her closer to her long-term dream of becoming a registered nurse. Franco, 27, took another important step toward achieving her goals earlier this year when she signed up for financial counseling sessions as part of a pilot program, Mujer Avanzando, that's aimed at raising the financial literacy levels of single Latina mothers.
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