Coronation of Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen 2015

Coronation of Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen 2015

By Ricardo Jiménez, Vida/SIDA

On Friday, June 19, 2015, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the Trans Latin@ Coalition of Chicago sponsored the Annual Coronation of the Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen.  In a pack audience with hundreds of attendance and only standing room available, this year’s Paseo Boricua Cacica Queen 2015 is from Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, and her name is Yeveah Altieri. Since a very early age, the newly crowned Queen of 2015, Altieri was devoted to health sciences and mathematics and its benefits to society. Currently,  Altieri holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, a Master’s Degree in Public Health Administration and is pursuing a Doctorate’s Degree in Epidemiology at Ponce School of Medicine. In addition, Altieri has created doll pageants and sold them where all the funds collected are used for domestic violence victims recovery and educate communities to understand the plight of how domestic violence affect the nation of Puerto Rico. Altieri will be one brilliant and beautiful ambassador to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center and Trans Latin@ Coalition of Chicago

Lastly, Janet Namer affectingly know, as “Madrina” was crown Honorary Queen of Paseo Boricua 2015.  Madrina has been a vocal advocate of Trans Latin@ in Chicago.

New partnership equals greater opportunities

New partnership equals greater opportunities

By Jonathan Contreras, Director, Integrated Paseo

On January 1st 2015, the Puerto Rican Cultural Center – Vida/SIDA together with Norwegian American Hospital, launched the Integrated PASEO program. This partnership has allowed us to provide wraparound services for HIV treatment, STI & Hepatitis C care, substance abuse & mental health counseling, for clients within the Chicagoland area. Our bilingual Spanish-English team creates personalized health plans for each client including specialized services referrals, to instill proper level of care and treatment. For more information, contact Jonathan Contreras, Director at 773-772-5455.