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Taller Puertorriqueño

What the org has to say: “Taller Puertorriqueño uses art to promote development within its community and the Latino Diaspora and build bridges to the Greater Philadelphia region. We are a community-based cultural organization whose primary purpose is to preserve, develop and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture, grounded in the conviction that embracing one’s cultural heritage is central to community empowerment.”

What we found: Taller Puertorriqueño’s education director, Marilyn Rodriguez, says her organization strives to help the community in any shape or form. The colorful exterior of its Kensington location invites neighbors in and highlights the community beyond the violence. The organization offers tours of their gallery and the Fairhill neighborhood’s murals as an introduction to the neighborhood’s rich Latinx history and community. Taller Puertorriqueño serves Kensington by offering bilingual services, holiday meals for those in need, a free after-school arts program, and community events.

Features & Policies

  • After-school homework and art programs
  • For youth aged kindergarten through high school
  • Transportation assistance provided
  • College and career readiness assistance
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Food and drink provided
  • Staff trained to assist individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Trauma-informed, CPR, and Narcan trained staff
  • Staff members subject to background checks
  • Spanish and English
  • Monthly community events
  • Galleries featuring Latinx artists

Languages spoken by staff

  • English
  • Español (Spanish)

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