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Make a Difference Day

Thousands of Banco Popular de Puerto Rico and Popular Community Bank employees recently participated voluntarily in Make a Difference Day. A total of 60 projects around Puerto Rico, two in the Virgin Islands and 33 in the United States were part of this great initiative. For the past 11 years, the banks’ employees with their [...]

Nonprofit organizations unlock the power of working together

An individual or a single organization is not capable of having the impact needed to change the world for the better. Community collaboration and teamwork is a must to achieve that goal. With that in mind, some 125 representatives from 70 nonprofit organizations that collaborate with the Banco Popular Foundation gathered at the Fourth Fostering [...]

Ricardo Morales Sáez Scholarship is granted for the eight time

The Association of Parents and Friends of Secondary and Higher Orchestras, Inc. (known as APAOSS for its Spanish acronym) recently held the eighth “Play and Dream” Concert where the   Ricardo Morales Sáez Scholarship is granted. The concert was held at the Sanromán Hall of the Bertita Jesus Maria and Guillermo L. Martinez Theatre of the [...]

Tommy Torres stars in “Revive la Música” concert

Tommy Torres recently performed at a concert accompanied by a band of 115 students from participating schools of the “Revive la Música” program. The concert was held at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico Bayamón Campus. About 700 guests had the opportunity to listen, free of charge, to a repertoire of songs that included [...]

Banco Popular Foundation celebrates 10 years of Academic Excellence

Banco Popular Foundation recently celebrated the 10th Rafael Carrión, Jr., Excellence Awards. This award, established in 2005, aims to encourage, recognize and reward young people through their efforts towards levels of excellence in scholar achievement. This year, Foundation granted 100 awards for a total of 900 since the inception of the award. The students winning [...]

(Español) Más que una experiencia de trabajo

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Alternative schools come together to discuss strategies

By Lyanne Meléndez García Inter News Services San Juan, June 13 (INS) – In order to discuss strategies about the paradigm shift that alternative education schools have created in Puerto Rico, several educational organizations gathered their staff and students at CREARTE in Río Piedras. Alternative institutions CREARTE, Sor Isolina Ferré Centers, Nuestra Escuela, Fundación Educativa [...]

The Public School San Juan

In the walled city of Old San Juan, a free educational project with no curriculum is being developed to break the teacher-student binary relationship to create a space for open and democratic knowledge whose purpose, in the end, is to generate ideas that are different, but they all have the same purpose of promoting social [...]
Entre manglares… hojas y vida

Between the mangrove… leaves and life … an art exhibit opens at La Princesa

Between the mangrove… leaves and life … an art exhibit by a group of over 40 young people with Down Syndrome explores the relation between nature, the soul and inner peace.  To get a better understanding of the theme, the artist tangled themselves in the roots of mangroves, got immersed in the sweet-salty water, and [...]
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Biotechnology workshops

For six weeks, 20 teachers were trained in the Criollo Center of Science and Technology of the Caribbean (C3Tec) in everyday fundamentals of biotechnology. They also developed six educational modules for replicable training workshops in the community. The C3tec is an integral part of the Education City concept of the Municipality of Caguas, whose mission [...]