Centro de Trabajadores Unidos (CTU) Immigrants Welcoming Center, Chicago, IL
Centro de Trabajadores Unidos (United Workers’ Center) is a grassroots member-led community organizing group and worker center serving Chicago’s southeast side and south suburbs. CTU strives to build immigrant and worker power, by providing advocacy and support to stabilize low-income immigrant communities and communities of color.
CTU Immigrants Welcoming Center is the gut renovation of an existing 2-story masonry building in the South Chicago neighborhood. The renovated facility will include office and meeting space for the non-profit, a commercial kitchen, and two residential units providing temporary housing for recent immigrants in a supportive environment. The commercial kitchen will focus on producing salsas, tortillas, and other foods traditional to CTU members, to be sold as a source of income. The project will also include the development of an adjacent vacant lot into a community garden and greenhouse, producing hyper local ingredients for the kitchen.
Carsello Engineering (structural)
RTM + Associates (MEP)