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ESL Students from Little Village Release Their Own Book

During one of his ESL classes, Arturo Gonzalez wrote: “When I finally came back to Chicago for good it was the coldest day of the year. I found a job and decided to stop moving from place to place when my wife gave birth to our first child. I said to myself ‘I don’t have […]

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The Art of Making Piñatas

I should start off by declaring that I’m not a crafty person. My attempts at making anything by hand, whether a friendship bracelet or even something as simple as a paper snowflake have always been futile, ending in bitter frustration, agony and defeat. Let’s just say patience and attention to detail are not my forte. […]

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Little Village Marches for Peace

In response to the surge of violence this summer, Little Village residents, activists and local organizations came together for a community forum urging neighborhood residents to come together in search of anti-violence solutions. The forum was the beginning of a series of community meetings to keep residents informed and create neighborhood building activities such as […]

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Universidad Popular Reaches Community Empowerment Through Culture

A community center in Little Village, Universidad Popular, not only encourages new ideas, but works to establish strong events in order to encourage participation in the community. One such event, Feria del Mole, will celebrate six years of success on Sept. 24 at the Arturo Velasquez Institute. Participants can try about 40 different moles and […]