These photos feature Roxy Pelagio, a resident of El Rescate who is currently enrolled at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu, studying to become a pastry chef. They were taken by Michelle Kanaar who has been working with El Rescate on a photo project for the Chicago Reporter profiling some of its residents and their journey.
(Photos by Michelle Kanaar)
Join us in celebrating the oldest network of alternative high schools in Illinois!
Spend a night with us recognizing innovators in the field of alternative education.
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Avenue) 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
- 6:30-7:30 P.M. Food, drinks, view student performances, talk with students that attend our member schools, network!
- 7:30-8:15 P.M. Program recognizing innovators in the field of alternative education and ASN member schools!
- 8:15-9:00 P.M. Musical entertainment! More networking!
By supporting the Alternative Schools Network’s 40th Anniversary you are supporting 23 alternative high schools throughout Chicago which service youth most at need.
Attire: Cocktail, Business, Semi-Formal
Purchase your tickets here!
On Three Kings Day, January 6th, 2013, the Orlando chapter of National Boricua Human Rights celebrated the 70th birthday of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Oscar López Rivera. Before a beautiful birthday cake draped in the Puerto Rican flag, they left an empty seat for Oscar.
In just the past couple months, the chapter has collected over 1000 signatures, hosted a major press conference, and organized several activities about Oscar. Located at the heart of Puerto Rican Florida, the Orlando chapter has already made a major impact on the international campaign seeking Oscar’s immediate release.