Juan C. Gonzalez's Memorial Fund

On January 21, 2016 Juan C. Gonzalez, a young man who worked at a grocery store in the Back of the Yards on Chicago's southwest side was gunned down shortly after his shift when he attempted to cash his check at a nearby ATM. He was twelve days away from celebrating his 20th birthday.

Juan maintained his part-time job at El Guero during high school to help support his family and save for college. Juan recognized that he needed to both work as well as continue to pursue his education, so after four years at Rauner College Prep, he transferred to Peace & Education Coalition High School in Back of the Yards, where he earned his diploma.

Juan’s three older sisters graduated from Rauner College Prep and went off to college. Juan hoped to do the same. He was working to save for his own education. This senseless act has left five siblings to mourn his loss and continue to pursue their education without his moral support.

We, at Rauner College Prep, are asking for donations to help the Gonzalez family with expenses associated with his funeral. Juan was a loving brother, a dedicated son, and a loyal friend to many. He will be missed, but the light he brought to our lives with his smile will never be forgotten. Please help his family during this difficult time by donating as much as you can. We thank you in advance and send you a Wildcat hug in appreciation of your support.

El 21 de enero 2016 Juan C. González, un joven que trabajaba en un supermercado en el barrio de las Empacadoras al suroeste de Chicago, fue asesinado a tiros poco después de su turno cuando intentó cambiar su cheque en un cajero automático. Estaba a  doce días de celebrar su cumpleaños número 20.

Juan mantuvo su trabajo de medio tiempo en El Güero durante la preparatoria para ayudar a mantener a su familia. Juan reconoció que necesitaba tanto el trabajo, así como continuar su educación, por lo que después de cuatro años en Rauner College Prep, se trasladó a la Paz y Educación Coalición High School en el barrio de las Empacadoras, donde obtuvo su diploma.

El plan de Juan era seguir por el camino que comenzaron sus hermanas y asistir a la universidad. Él estaba trabajando para ahorrar para los gastos universitarios. Este acto sin sentido ha dejado cinco hermanos llorando la pérdida de su hermano y siguiendo intentando continuar con su educación sin el apoyo moral de él.

Nosotros, en Rauner College Prep, estamos pidiendo donaciones para ayudar a la familia González con los gastos asociados con su funeral. Juan era un hermano amoroso, un hijo dedicado, y un amigo leal a muchos. Le extrañaremos, pero la luz que trajo a nuestras vidas con su sonrisa nunca será olvidada. Por favor, ayude a su familia en este momento difícil con la donación de  lo que pueda. Le damos las gracias de antemano y le enviamos un abrazo Wildcat en agradecimiento por su apoyo.

Donations (0)

  • Ann Pacyna 
    • $100 
    • 42 mos
  • Lupita Suarez 
    • $10 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $415 
    • 43 mos
  • Jasmine Arias 
    • $15 
    • 43 mos

Organizer and beneficiary 

Rauner Graduates 
Organizer
Chicago, IL
Carina Gonzalez 
Beneficiary
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