- To expand future home of Consuelo Lee Corretjer Childcare and Nancy Franco Maldonado Parent Development Center
The Chicago City Council Committee on Housing unanimously approved the transfer of the Von Humboldt School Annex, 1345 N. Rockwell, to the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, (PRCC) as part of its Community As A Campus initiative, on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2016.
The Puerto Rican Cultural Center was tapped to convert the one-story annex, 1345 N. Rockwell St., into the Consuelo Lee Corretjer Day Care Center and Nancy Franco Maldonado Child Parent Center, which the city says would o er “free or reduced-rate childcare services for up to 150 children from low-income families.”
The daycare center would “provide a new dimension to early childhood education in the 26th Ward,” Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) said in a prepared statement.
It’s named — in part — after Maldonado’s late wife, Nancy. Nancy was an important advisor to Ald. Maldonado on education, particularly, Early Childhood Education. She lost a battle with pancreatic cancer late last year.
The space will serve as the hub for early childhood and educational practice and for the Community As A Campus initiative. The building would be sold to the PRCC for $1, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s offce and it will make an initial investment of $50,000 to renovate the annex and playground. The sites are valued at $1.5 million.