Puerto Rican Cultural Center Business Initiatives

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center’s Business Initiatives Department supports small business growth and encourages entrepreneurship by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) business advising, training and necessary support at no cost.


The PRCC is named after Juan Antonio Corretjer, the celebrated Puerto Rican national poet and one of the most significant political theorists of the 20th century. It serves as a place where people gather to: address critical problems confronting the community; recover their history, and share in the music, poetry, and drama of the Puerto Rican people at home and throughout the Diaspora.

The PRCC educates, organizes, and struggles for the social, economic, and political empowerment of Puerto Ricans within a context that is holistic in nature and organic in form. All of the PRCC’s programs encourage participants to think critically about their reality and to promote an ethics of self-reliance based on social responsibility. The programs enhance diverse issues that include wellness, social, educational, cultural, and quality of life matters for Puerto Rican/Latino and other marginalized communities. Our programs take on HIV/AIDS, education, literacy, housing, homophobia, substance abuse, gang violence, teen pregnancy, police brutality, racism, economic and community and business development, human rights violations, and the devastation of generational trauma.

Our business programs, the Small Business Development program (SBDC) and the Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC), support small business growth and encourage entrepreneurship by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) business advising, training and necessary support at no cost.


Services Provided

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Placement
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Hispanic Business
  • LGBT Business Issues
Primary Contact
Carlos Carlos
2606 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 698-7233