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Seeking role as center of Mexican-American life

Just three miles from downtown, Pilsen has been a port-of-entry community for more than 130 years. Today it is a primary gateway for Mexican-Americans, with a population that is 89 percent Latino and 37 percent non-citizens.

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A safe place to play 2/19/2013

Health and fitness are significant issues in neighborhoods throughout the city, rich and poor alike. In Pilsen, Little Village, Brighton Park, Woodlawn, Chicago Lawn and South Chicago, neighborhood organizations, with LISC Chicago and NCP, will soon embark on another season of PlayStreets, in which streets are temporarily closed to traffic to allow residents to participate in organized fitness activities.

LISC network delivers for Healthy Chicago 6/15/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is tapping directly into LISC’s network of neighborhood groups for ideas on how to advance his administration’s ambitious Healthy Chicago agenda.

Pilsen dances to its plan 5/31/2012

NCP quality-of-life plan has accomplished a remarkable amount given economic headwinds of the past five years

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The Resurrection Project

1818 S. Paulina Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 666-1323 phone
(312) 942-1123 fax

Raul Raymundo
Executive Director

Ulises Zatarain
NCP director

Danilo Aguilar
NCP organizer

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