Raul Raymundo and The Resurrection Project (TRP) will receive the Community Champion Award during the Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Chicago Gala Event.
The Resurrection Project, a key non-profit organization in Chicago, started 25 years ago with just $30,000 in seed capital raised by area parishes.
Since then it has leveraged that money into $346 million in community investment impacting 38,000 families in Pilsen and the surrounding Southwest Side.
One of the founders, Raul Raymundo has been a key person in reaching this achievement.
A life-long resident of Pilsen, Mr. Raymundo received his degree in Sociology and returned to live and work in his home neighborhood.
In 1990, he co-founded what is now known as The Resurrection Project. Under Mr. Raymundo’s direction, TRP has become one of the region’s most creative and effective community development organizations, working in every area of community life.
TRP has created more than 600 affordable homes as well as community facilities such as health clinics, early childhood centers, and schools that serve thousands of families. Through job creation, assistance in strengthening local businesses and being active in public policy issues, TRP improves the quality of life for many communities in the Chicago region.
Mr. Raymundo is celebrating 25 years with TRP and his leadership is recognized broadly across Chicago. Currently, Raul serves on several boards including Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, Ounce of Prevention Fund,
Archdiocese Catholic Schools, Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy, St. Anthony Hospital Ministry Board, National Association of Latino Asset Builders and Self-Help Federal Credit Union. Mr. Raymundo plans to continue his commitment to building healthier communities by focusing on community organizing, reinvestment and access to resources in underserved communities