Nuestro Retrato: Our Portrait - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Nuestro Retrato: Our Portrait

It doesn’t matter how long you’ve lived in Chicagoland, the region’s public spaces help make it a good place to live for all. Inspired by MPC’s "What Makes Your Place Great?" Contest, students of English as a Second Language at Poder Learning Center in Pilsen wrote about their favorite public spaces. Here’s a sampling of the essays.



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