The Croatian Cultural Center of Chicago was organized to promote and preserve the exchange of Croatian heritage, culture and language.
Established in 1974, the non-profit organization was launched by community leaders to fulfill the need for ethnic awareness in the region.
Located in Rogers Park, one of the nation's most diverse communities, the center has served as an ideal base for members of the community, hosting a variety of celebrations, banquets, concerts and educational events annually.
Today, the center is integrated with various Croatian academic, cultural, religious, business and social organizations, including the Croatian language-school Hrvatska Skola, the tambura and dance group Hrvatska Loza (Croatian Vines), Croatian language-radio Radio Slobodna Hrvatska (Radio Free Croatia), the Hrvat Youth Soccer team and Leteci Andjeli soccer team.
The center also participates in partnerships and opportunities with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia, the General Consulate of the Republic of Croatia, the office of Mayor of Chicago, Cook County government officials and other community organizations.