Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Taller Puertorriqueño: The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia

Although Taller Puertorriqueño is divided into two buildings one block apart, the organization is united in its mission to develop and promote Latino art and culture in the community. Since 1974, Taller has been at the heart of the art scene in El Bloque de Oro providing the community with art and art-based educational programs for […]

 

Al Dia: Latina Counselor Helps Kenginston CAPA Students

Al Dia: Latina Counselor Helps Kenginston CAPA Students

As Keila Vargas puts it, she has two babies back at home and countless others at Kensington High School for the Creative and Performing Arts (KCAPA). Vargas, whose parents are from the Dominican Republic, is the guidance counselor at KCAPA. While serving the student body as a whole, Vargas feels a special connection with the […]

 By Jaime R. Joseph and Isabel B. Garcia

Al Dia: Taller Puertorriqueño Gets Kids Interested In The Arts

Al Dia: Taller Puertorriqueño Gets Kids Interested In The Arts

The hot June sun beats down onto a hot concrete and asphalt landscape in North Philadelphia. The humidity outside gives the air a city taste. A kid runs by into a building on the corner of Fifth and Huntingdon streets. He briefly greets the receptionist as he runs for the water fountain. He is welcomed […]

 By Jaime R. Joseph and Isabel B. Garcia

Al Dia: Flamenco Ole! Welcomes Dance Legend

Al Dia: Flamenco Ole! Welcomes Dance Legend

Carmela Greco, daughter of flamenco dance legend Jose Greco, visited Flamenco Ole! Dance Studio in Fairmount earlier this month. She’s visiting the Philadelphia area before moving to Chicago to teach at Northeastern Illinois University. Greco began studying dance at the age of 11 in Madrid, Spain and eventually became a Prima ballerina for the Spanish […]

 By Jaime R. Joseph and Isabel B. Garcia

Al Dia: Latino LGBT Organization Spreads The Word At Philly Pride

Al Dia: Latino LGBT Organization Spreads The Word At Philly Pride

Philly Pride held its 25th annual Parade and Festival on Sunday. Over 160 groups, organizations and vendors were present at the festival, which had over 10 thousand attendees. Pride organizers predicted this year would have a record turnout. Among the organizations present was Galaei, an organization that calls itself the home of the Philadelphia lesbian, […]

 By Isabel Garcia and Jaime Joseph

Al Dia: Mastery Charter School Celebrates High Achievement

Al Dia: Mastery Charter School Celebrates High Achievement

Hardy Williams Academy ranked third in PennCAN’s 2013 Top 10 schools. The Mastery Charter School celebrated the achievement Thursday evening in the school’s gym with performances from the choir and Step Team. The school’s community emphasizes a strong family involvement, which is evident in the turnout of the celebration. President of the Parent Teacher Organization, […]

 By Wafai Dias and Francisco Ovalle

Al Dia: An Immigrant Tells All

Al Dia: An Immigrant Tells All

[vimeo 65266158] Ignacio Flores, is a 37-year-old man from Veracruz, Mexico. He currently resides in Philadelphia, where he was been living for the past six years.He decided to move to the United States after trying to make a livelihood in the current economic crisis in Mexico. Other major factors to his decision were his expenses and […]

 By Wafai Dias and Francisco Ovalle

Al Dia: A Latino Community Gets Education on Citizenship

Al Dia: A Latino Community Gets Education on Citizenship

[vimeo 65227753] Acción Colombia is a nonprofit organization that focuses on the growth of the Latino community in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. It strives to keep the lively and bold culture of Latinos alive. While the organization places an emphasis on our local Colombian population, it does have programs for the rest of the […]

 By Francisco Jr. Ovalle and Wafai Dias

Al Día: Chilean Artist Creates Art in Philadelphia

Al Día: Chilean Artist Creates Art in Philadelphia

[vimeo 64066183] Jacqueline Unanue is a Chilean artist who creates art influenced by her ancestors, research and exploration that she has gathered throughout the years. Unanue was born in Chile and recently became a nationalized citizen of Spain. She inherited the status from her father. She dived into visual arts at Universidad de Chile de Valparaiso when her […]

 By Wafai Dias and Francisco Ovalle

Al Dia: Philly Activists Rally in Washington for Immigration Reform

Al Dia: Philly Activists Rally in Washington for Immigration Reform

Thousands of pro-immigration reform activists rallied in front of the U. S. capitol this week. Many activists said they were hoping that Congress would pass a comprehensive immigration law. The House and Senate are deciding on a bill that will provide a plan for the legalization of undocumented residents. Over 500 people from Vamos Juntos, […]

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