Wellness center called ‘transformative’ for Humboldt Park

By Michael Loria, Chicago Sun-Times

From the article: “La comunidad cura, la cultura cura,” [Pacione-Zayas] said, invoking Humboldt Park’s longstanding role as a hub for the Puerto Rican and Latino community. “The community, the culture cures. This project is a manifestation of that particular phrase,and it’s more than just a phrase because it’s endemic in us.”

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Dear friend,

School is out and warmer weather is upon us. As we enter into summer, I want to make sure you have the resources you need to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Additionally, June is Pride Month—a time for us to lift up the joy, brilliance and contributions of our LGBTQIA siblings and honor them by continuing to fight for inclusion and equity for all.

Make sure to read on for job opportunities, summer program ideas for children and teens and more.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.


State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

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Estimado amigo/a,

¡La escuela terminó y el clima cálido ha llegado! Mientras entramos al verano, quiero asegurarme  que usted y su familia cuenten con los recursos que necesiten para mantenerse seguros y saludables. Adicionalmente, junio es el Mes del Orgullo (“Pride”)—un tiempo para que destaquemos la alegría, brillantez y contribuciones de nuestros hermanos LGBTQIA y honrarlos manteniendo viva la lucha por la inclusión y equidad para todos.

Asegúrese de leer a continuación sobre  oportunidades de trabajo y sobre  programas de verano para niños y jóvenes.

Como siempre, siéntase en libertad de comunicarse con mi oficina para obtener asistencia llamando al 773-278-2020, enviando un mensaje de texto al 773-207-7838, o mandando una nota a través de www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.


Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas |Distrito 20

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Last month, State Rep. Will Guzzardi and I visited two local assisted living homes to play bingo and chat with older residents. Read more about our visits here.

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Felicitaciones a Brentano Elementary School for an amazing Dia deal Niño celebration organized by the all mighty Parent Mentor Program!


Humboldt Park Health recently broke ground on a new Wellness Center. This facility will be a cornerstone in our community and provide fitness facilities, nutritional classes and more to residents across the area. Read more about the facility here.

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Congratulation to all the recent graduates!  I was honored to give the commencement address for the ASPIRA  Business and Finance High School graduates at Northwestern University.


Our Progressive Caucus Legislative Town Hall with Leader Delia Ramirez, State Sen. Omar Aquino, Rep. Will Guzzardi and local organizations was a success! Thank you to all who came out to hear our recap of the spring legislative session and to voice their thoughts. Watch a livestream of the event at http://fb.watch/denF8XP82e


Congratulations to Oswaldo Alvarez, who is now the executive director of the Illinois Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation. As a resident of the 20th District, we wish him well in his new role. He previously served as the statewide co-director for Census 2020, and under his leadership, we had the highest response rates in the most populous states.


May 25 was Trauma-Informed Awareness Day, and I was honored to participate in a panel with Illinois ACEs and the Health & Medicine Policy Research group. You can find resources on dealing with trauma here.


Congratulations to Palenque LSNA on their 60th anniversary and name change. The organization serves as a pillar in the community for affordable housing, organizing immigrant services, parent mentor programs, and youth development. 


I am also so thankful to Bickerdike for the completion of Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments, which will provide 100% affordable housing units and allow 100 households to remain in our community and mitigate gentrification.

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