Interested in urban gardening, farmers’ markets and healthy eating?

Interested in learning more about urban gardening and farmers’ markets? Have some free time to help your community? Looking for urban farming service learning opportunity? Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center has gardens throughout Humboldt Park and we are looking for volunteers. Whether you are a people person, a gardening person, or a community member eager to learn something new, please contact, Urban Garden Team Members, Erika G Abad at either or (773) 850-2467 (text or call) for more information.

Le interesaría ayudar a su comunidad? Quisiera hablar con miembros de la comunidad acerca de comprar comida orgánica? Quisiera compartir su sabiduría acerca de sembrando comida? El Centro Cultural Puertorriqueño Juan Antonio Corretjer, tiene jardines en el barrio de donde se vende comida para asistir en ayudar a los jardines. Se necesita ayuda en los jardines y en alcanzar a miembros de la comunidad durante los mercados. Si nos puede ayudar, comuniquese con Erika G Abad al or (773) 850-2467 (text o llame) para mas información.

Muévete is celebrating its 10th!

Muévete is celebrating its 10th!

By Leony Calderón, Diabetes Empowerment Center

Muévete is celebrating its 10th anniversary (Aug. 2005- Aug. 2015). What started as a walking group twice a week around Humboldt Park has evolved into a community based physical activity program. Muévete provides classes of Dance-aerobics, Zumba, Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, seasonal walking and biking and the once a year Move for Life! season kick-off event.  Classes are held Monday through Saturday, and at three different locations, free of charge and open to adults 18 and over. All classes are accessible to all fitness levels to encouraging movement for all and support an active lifestyle.


On Saturday, August 22nd 2015, we will celebrate the 10th anniversary with a 10,000 steps around Humboldt Park.  Free of charge and for the entire family. There will be prizes for every 5,000 steps an individual takes. Music, heart screenings, snacks and refreshment will be provided. Please call or visit to register at the Diabetes Empowerment Center, 2753 W. Division St. 773-342-0855.

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank You for Your Support!

Dear Friends,

For the past 43 years Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School has served as a beacon of hope and possibilities for the diverse communities in the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Chicago. This small, alternative school has truly become what Latin American educational philosopher Paulo Freire called ” a critical space for the development of cultural workers” where students are encouraged to engage with the issues of the day, particularly the generative themes of their own lives and the experiences of their community.


Though the school has faced many challenges, it has become a sound academic institution serving 180 students a year, graduating 95% of its seniors and ranked as a 1+ school, the highest tier on the CPS school rankings. Our school offers an Urban Agriculture program with three different community gardens and a beautiful green house. Young mothers have an opportunity to finish their high school diploma through the Family Learning Center, which offers their children on-site pre-school services. When students enroll, the school provides them with a counselor to help ease their transition and prepares them for their post-secondary lives.


Recently, steep budget cuts have jeopardized the fiscal future of the school. The School has not been able to find sufficient revenue to meet these gaps. We will need to address a $130,000 shortfall by June 1st, or we will be forced to cut services.


Please help by sending your contributions by mail: 2739 West Division Street Chicago IL  60622

or Click here and go to our web site Donate Button.


Thank you in advance for making a donation to our remarkable school and supporting its future.

All donations are tax deductible.
Please send your contributions by mail to:

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos H.S.

2739 West Division Street Chicago IL  60622


Click here and go to our web site Donate Button.

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Vex Robotics team competes in 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Vex Robotics team competes in 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition

By Diamond Montana, Science Teacher, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School

Please congratulate our Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Vex Robotics team for competing in this year’s 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition! After twenty-two weeks of hard work in our Instituto Abayarde after school program, eighteen students created and coded three fully functional robots to compete in the annual 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition.


The first Saturday of Spring break our Robotics Team, adorned with their new Robotics Team t-shirts, traveled to Northeastern Illinois University Center for College Access and Success to test their robots against seven other schools in the Chicago area. Our team did very well in our second competition this year but hope to do better in the coming ’15-’16 school year.  We will be having a summer program that will introduce new students to programing as well as mechanical engineering for next year’s round of competitions.  If you are interested please be sure to ask about the VEX Robotics Team when you apply at PACHS and leave your name and number.