by Kevin Garcia, Integrated Paseo program
The L-ACT Project and UIC Integrated PASEO were able to fundraise over $500 for Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School thanks to, “Leap into Spring”, an event that was created and hosted by Ahmed Chaudry and Kevin Garcia. The event took place at La Casa de Don Oscar y Doña Blanca where customers who wanted to contribute towards the fundraiser and enjoy good company relished drinks and tacos.
PRCC Executive Director José E. Lopez appreciated the notion of the fundraiser, but more so how it brought individuals together from different parts of the community and the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Also, he mentioned to remember that while a check helps any budget issue, it is the conversations that we have with individuals and what we learn from each other is what really makes an event special and helps an organization grow.
L-ACT and UIC Integrated PASEO hope to host more events the future that will bank on the success of “Leap into Spring”.