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BACCA Program Visits UIC campus for Zona Abierta Event

On Wednesday November 19th, BACCA coordinator Maria Borrero and youth leaders Michelle Guzmán and Mia Espinosa participated in the Latino Cultural Center's Zona Abierta event which featured the theme" Suspended Lives: Immigrant Families in Detention Centers" UIC students, staff and the BACCA program were able to see how everyday immigrant...

BACCA Program: An Expression of Arts, Culture and the Battle Against Underdage Drinking in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Community

  In our last report we featured 2 youth leader's reflection on their leadership work with BACCA, this week we have a new addition from Roberto Clemente High School and his name is Jerry Vega. Jerry became involved with BACCA through the service learning project when he was a freshman....

The Battle Against Underage Drinking in Chicago’s Puerto Rican Community

The Barrio Arts Culture Communications Academy is excited to participate in this year's Puerto Rican People' Parade. The new BACCA directive consists of Maria Borrero (director), Mia Espinosa (youth representative), Sikarra Nicholas (youth representative) and Michelle Guzmán (youth representative). BACCA engages youth in the Humboldt Park community and...

Luis Gutierrez promotes critical dialogue on important issues at 20th Pa’lante Conference at UIC

From Extra Newspaper On April 7, the Union for Puerto Rican Students (UPRS) marked the start of a week of events for the 20th Pa'lante Conference at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that ends on April 11. The Pa'lante Conference was created as a means to promote critical...



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