The Rohingya Cultural Center is a community based social service organization aimed at serving the needs of the Rohingya refugee population in Chicago as well as raising awareness of the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar.

The Rohingya

The United Nations lists the Rohingya Muslims of northwestern Burma (Myanmar) among the most persecuted people in the world.

Social Services

RCC provides a variety of social services ranging from ESL classes to citizenship assistance.


Approximately 1,000 Rohingya refugees have been resettled in Chicago, and RCC serves as the social hub for the community, providing a space for weddings, dinners, and other social events.


Rohingya families lead the facilitation of multiple programs, including courses in English (ESL), career workshops, after-school tutoring, and more. The center offers Chicago’s growing refugee community an opportunity to participate in community-building projects as they begin to establish their lives and become part of the American fabric.
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  • Adult ESL Classes
  • After School Tutoring
  • Quran and Arabic Instruction for Children
  • Translation Services
  • Social Services for obtaining Social Security
  • Computer Training Classes
  • Mom and Baby Classes
  • Monthly social dinners

Gifts of any size directly influence the center and its programming.

Ramadan Donation

RCC is collecting Zakat monies this Ramadan to be distributed locally in Chicago. The monies would be given to eligible members of the local Rohingya community.
Sponsor Iftar Dinners

Sponsor Iftar Dinners

We will be holding Iftar daily after Maghrib prayer. The cost of eachnight is $500.

Please feel free to come by any day of Ramadan to RCC to break your fast.

RCC ESL teachers

Local Rohingya Community

The monies would be given to eligible members of the local Rohingya community.

They may also be used towards RCC Zakat eligible
expenses, namely the salaries for our two Quran teachers.

RCC Demonstration

Stop The Genocide of The Rohingya

Raise Your Voice

Please contact your local Congressmen and Senators and ask them to support legislation calling for Myanmar to do the following:

  • To stop the persecution of the Rohingya in Rakhine state.
  • To open Rakhine state to the UN and other humanitarian organizations.
  • To repatriate the Rohingya in Bangladesh back to their homeland and provide UN safe zones for their protection.
  • To grant the Rohingya citizenship and the public and social services that come with it.