Public health Initiatives




On Wednesday, December 5, 2018 the Pedro Albizu Campos High School (PACHS) hosted a Health Fair. Parents, teachers and students participated in the event,...

Adult Mental health Initiatives

Esperanza Program

Message from the Mental Health Linkage to Care and Retention Case Manager, Janelly Nieves: “Mental Health problems affect one in four individuals in the United...

“Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’, illness becomes wellness”

By Shannon L. Alder, Esperanza Program, PRCC The Esperanza Program aims to link individuals 18 and over who have been diagnosed with a mental illness...

The Esperanza Program

Message from the Mental Health Linkage to Care and Retention Case Manager, Gerardo Tinajero: “Mental Health problems affect one in four individuals in the...

Urban Agriculture

About El Conuco Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday during the summer and fall months, local vendors set up tables on an empty lot at a central location on Paseo Boricua....

About PACHS Greenhouse

Pedro Albizu Campos High School students work along with our gardener and program director, Abel Fernandez, in the rooftop greenhouse planting and caring for...

PACHS Student Places 2nd in Louder Than a Bomb

: Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) was founded in 2001, by Kevin Coval (YCA Artistic Director) and Anna West. LTAB is t he largest youth poetry festival in the world, featuring over 100 zip codes within the Chicago-land area. LTAB was created to give youth around the city of Chicago a platform to share their stories...


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PRCC is Present in the Boystown Community

During this unprecedented time, the Public Health Initiatives Department continually retools its efforts so our services to the community are not interrupted....

Gay Latino: Findings Found in Research

The Gay Initiative research project aims to gather a deeper understanding of obstacles and barriers that subsequently lead to reduced utilization rates...

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CPS CEO Convene Press Conference at City Hall: Clemente Community Academy’s Alternative S.O.R. Vision Highlighted

Roberto Clemente Community Academy Principal Fernando Mojica is flanked by Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, left, and Mayor Lori Lightfoot at they discuss reforms to school police programs during a news conference at City Hall. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune, Aug 20, 2020)

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