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Nonprofits: Five Women Making A Difference Through Leadership

Nonprofits: Five Women Making A Difference Through Leadership

Being a female leader in the nonprofit sector is difficult, just like it is in many fields. According to a report by the human resources firm Nonprofit HR, women are underrepresented in nonprofit leadership positions, despite composing almost three quarters of all nonprofit employees. Here are five women leading nonprofits in Philadelphia and some background […]

 

Latino Philadelphia: 5 People Making a Difference

Latino Philadelphia: 5 People Making a Difference

Father Bruce Lewandowski (above), Vicar for Cultural Ministries, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. For the past three years Father Bruce Lewandowski has overseen the Office for Hispanic Catholics as the Vicar for Cultural Ministries at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. His primary goal is to make sure the estimated 200,000 Hispanic Catholics of Philadelphia know that the church […]

 

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Al Día: 5 People You Should Know

Although they make up just 12 percent of Philadelphia, the city’s Latino population is not shy about making their mark on the community. These are five people within Philadelphia’s Latino community who are dedicated to making a difference. These five people are a small sampling of the noteworthy Latinos who call Philadelphia their home.   […]

 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 Tim Brennan and Kaitlyn Dougherty

Fairhill: Giving Residents a Bilingual Voice

Fairhill: Giving Residents a Bilingual Voice

Each month Taller Puertorriqueno brings in an author with some link to the Latin American community to discuss their work or topics relevant to their work as part of their meet the author series. These authors come from any number of places in Latin America and the United States. However, this month’s presentation had a […]

 By Charlie Creitz and Danielle Grossman

Fairhill: Photography Exhibit Showcases Afro-Latino Culture in Philadelphia

Fairhill: Photography Exhibit Showcases Afro-Latino Culture in Philadelphia

This spring, the Taller Puertorriqueño community center is exhibiting a photo-documentary project by the center’s director of education, Dr. Sandra Andino. “Afro-Latinos in Philadelphia: Stories from el Barrio” has included a series of photographs partnered with short discussions between Andino and local residents whose families have immigrated to North Philadelphia from Latin America, among other […]