Puerto Rican Cultural Center »

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) is a community-based, grassroots, educational, health and cultural services organization founded on the principles of self-determination, self-actualization and self-sufficiency that is activist-oriented. Community annual events celebrated are the Three Kings winterfest (toy giveaway), Peoples Parade, Fiesta Boricua and Haunted Paseo (safe focused trick-or-treating).

• Urban agriculture initiative
• Housing assistance
• Temporary shelter for LGBT
• CEDA-LIHEAP: Assistance to pay gas and light bills
• Bilingual-bicultural daycare
• Community library and information center • Award-winning alternative high school
• Community as a Campus (CAAC)
o Teachers/ administrators Institutes
o Parent Popular Education Institute
o Youth Leadership
o Safe Passage Communty Watchers
• Young women’s literacy program • Obesity prevention program
• HIV and STD education and prevention program
• Referral for health care
• Free STI testing
• Linkage to Mental Health Care Services, Substance Abuse Treatment and Case Management
• Community-based, grassroots, educational, health and cultural services


SERVED Serves Chicago: Yes Serves Suburbs: No
Serves Specific ZIP Codes:
N/A Serves Specific Area:
Humboldt Park

Additional Chicagoland Locations:
El Rescate LGBT Transitional Living: 2703 W Division,
VIDA/SIDA: 2640 W Division
Safe Passage: 2546 W Division

LANGUAGES Programming in Spanish: Yes Programming in English: Yes
Programming in Chinese: No Programming in Polish: No
Services in Other Languages: N/A

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Resource Types: Community-Based Organization
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Languages: English, Spanish