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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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January 9, 2013

TRP Wins Family Strengthening Award at 2009 NCLR Conference

Published: July 1, 2009 The Resurrection Project (TRP) is honored to be a recipient of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 2009 Family Strengthening Awards.  NCLR is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States and is hosting its annual conference in Chicago from July 25-July 28.  TRP will be presented with the Award during the conference’s National Affiliate Luncheon. “By connecting families to critical social service networks and key support services, our affiliates empower them to become active and contributing partners in the development of stronger American communities,” stated José A. Velázquez, NCLR’s Deputy Vice President of Affiliate Member Services.  NCLR, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, presents the Family Strengthening Awards to three outstanding community-based member organizations (from a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates) whose programs have made a measurable impact in the advancement of Latino families.
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January 9, 2013

The Resurrection Project Unveils Casa Morelos

Published: June 22, 2009 On Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 3:30pm, The Resurrection Project, in partnership with its financing partners Bank of America, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the City of Chicago Department of Community Development, celebrated the completion of Casa Morelos—the newest affordable rental building and the first State of Illinois Low-Income Housing Tax Credit project in the community of Pilsen—with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the site located directly north of the Alivio Medical Center in Pilsen. The economic climate and depressed housing markets have increased the communities’ need for affordable housing, especially for renters. Casa Morelos will provide 45 units of high-quality housing at affordable rates to Chicagoland families at a prime location easily accessible to health care, transportation, local schools and parks, and the Pilsen Industrial Corridor.
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January 9, 2013

Examinate Comadre! TRP's Araceli Lucio on Chicago Catolico

Chicago Catolico – Translated by Alex Morales Published: May 5, 2009 The Church Also…
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January 9, 2013

First Low-Income Senior Housing in Chicago Neighborhood Breaks Ground

Erika Schnitzer, Associate Editor for Multi-Housing News Online Published: April 1, 2009 Chicago—McShane Construction Co., based in Rosemont, Ill., recently broke ground on Casa Maravilla, a 73-unit green affordable senior housing community under development by The Resurrection Project, a Chicago-based non-profit affordable housing developer. Located in Chicago’s growing Pilsen neighborhood, the five-story, $20 million apartment building is the first low-income housing for seniors in this community. It is located on the same block as Casa Morelos, a seven-story, 45-unit affordable building that is being developed and constructed by the same project team.
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January 9, 2013

Senator Dick Durbin Visits Pilsen

by Alex Morales Published: April 27, 2009 On Saturday April 27, Senator Dick Durbin visited Pilsen to learn more about the local issues and how the community is working together to improve its quality of life. Community Leaders from Resurrection Project, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, and Alivio Medical Center, along with students from Benito Juarez Community Academy, effectively presented their concerns to the Senator on issues such as education, safety, affordable housing and immigration. Local concerns were voiced as well as local successes evidenced in the work done in Pilsen through the Pilsen Planning Committee and thanks to the support of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s New Communities Program, who arranged the Senator’s visit to our community. Later that day Senator Durbin joined Alderman Solis and the Pilsen Community for the Dia De Los Niños Parade.
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January 9, 2013

Pilsen is a Digital Excellence Demonstration Community

By Alex Morales and Jaime Guzman Published: March 23, 2009 The Resurrection Project in…
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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

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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