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Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it's goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.

Puerto Rico Sustainable Disaster Support Initiative Phase 1 – GOAL ...


On November 14, 2017, Raíces Eco-Culture presented a slideshow and facilitated a community discussion about sustainable disaster relief efforts on the island of Puerto Rico post-Hurricane María. Check out the photo album and some reflections on the event.

Sustainable Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico – A Community Dialogue



Raíces Cultural Center, along with more than a dozen community collaborators and co-sponsors and over fifty local and international artists, is gearing up for this weekend’s Water Is Life Art Exhibit Series Opening Reception. The Okeanos Foundation for the Sea team recently installed their model of a vaka, a Polynesian […]

Water Is Life Update – Okeanos Indigenous Sailing Canoe





by Nicole Wines The Raíces Garden Crew is growing. Members of our recently formed Community Action Team as well as students from the Highland Park High School Environmental Club have been volunteering to transplant herbs and perennials, start seedlings, work on the Raíces Seed Library, and even create new gardens […]

Raíces EcoCulture Garden Crew Spring Update


Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes 4/30/17 Attendees: Nicole Wines, Linda P., Liz T., Chris T., Kira H., Rocio H., Paul A., Paul S., Mark L., Ana P., Adrian P., Karlos B., Susan E., Lowell E., Amanda H. INTRODUCTIONS Everyone introduced themselves and spoke briefly about why they were […]

Raíces EcoCulture Community Action Team Meeting Notes – April 30, ...




Raíces Cultural Center's EcoCulture program has been awarded a 2017 Park Partners grant from the Borough of Highland Park for the launch of a Sustainable Living Workshop Series. Thank you to all who voted and helped spread the word about the competition, you helped to make this idea a reality!

Raíces EcoCulture Awarded 2017 Park Partners Grant