On Wednesday, January 29th two community organizations came to visit groups of sophomore students. Rebecca Rios, from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, provided information on the PRCC’s BACCA program. Through this program approximately 25 sophomore students will be engaged in creating a campaign around alcohol consumption and awareness. These students will be working with Rebecca and the PRCC for the remainder of the semester in order to bring awareness to the Clemente community and Humboldt Park.
Safeline, formerly know as the National Runaway Teen Hotline, was also here to visit a group of sophomore students. Safeline presented information on how the organization works and services they provide to teens that have chosen to run away. Clemente students will be working with Safeline for the rest of the semester in order to bring awareness to issues pertaining to runaway students.
The entire sophomore class is meeting periodically with other organizations such as the Cook County Forest Preserve, the Anti-Cruelty Society, the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the Red Cross.