[lang_en]Claiming Space: PRCC Opens New Building[/lang_en]


[lang_en]On Sunday January 4, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center opened the doors of its new building located on 2700 W. Haddon. After several years of intense fundraising, planning and organizing, the PRCC welcomed local leaders and community residents to tour the new home of the Andres Figueroa Cordero Library and Informatics Center, which features thousands of books and historical artifacts relevant to the Puerto Rican experience. The building will also be home to the Family Learning Center, a satellite of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School. Inside are several state-of-the-art computer labs, where local youth can learn and use. All of this is located on the first floor of the building as the first part of a multi-floor project. The PRCC is still in the process of fundraising for the remaining floors, which will include a performance space and offices. All donations and support to make this dream a full reality are greatly appreciated (and encouraged). In the ongoing struggle to claim space and resist gentrification, the PRCC continue to work to preserve our “pedacito de patria” in Chicago.[/lang_en]

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