About us (Sobre nosotros)

Known as El Corazón Cultural del Barrio (The Cultural Heart of Latino Philadelphia), Taller Puertorriqueño uses art to promote development within its community and the Latino Diaspora and build bridges to the Greater Philadelphia region. Since its inception in 1974, Taller has been elevating and preserving Puerto Rican and Latino culture through arts and cultural programming. With its art-education programs, socially-conscious art exhibitions, book readings, and events, Taller engages the public in dynamic discussions that stimulate the mind, create opportunities and make connections between people and communities. The 2016 opening of the 24,000+ square-foot El Corazón Cultural Center, solidifies Taller’s position as Pennsylvania’s largest Latino arts organization.

Mission

Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc. (Taller) is 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.  Taller is also committed to the representation and support of other Latino cultural expressions and our common roots.

Organizational Goals

Through the following goals, Taller is committed to work that promotes social justice and equality:

•   To serve as an educational vehicle in the advancement of the Puerto Rican/Latino community’s pursuit of cultural identity and reaffirmation.

•   To strive for the continued development of the Puerto Rican/Latino community through the arts.

•   To preserve and promote the contributions and accomplishments of all Puerto Rican communities and support the work of Latin@ artists of all disciplines.

•   To support increased understanding and appreciation of other cultures within the wider community.


Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

Taller Puertorriqueño is committed to the principles of equality in employment, as such, Taller is an equal opportunity care provider and employer.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and all regulations properly issued there under to protect the rights of disabled persons, it is Taller’s policy that no program or activity administered by Taller shall exclude from participation, deny benefits to or subject to discrimination any individual solely by reason of his/her disability. We further affirm that we will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified disabled employee or applicant.

Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo y Regulaciones No-Discriminatorias

El Taller Puertorriqueño está comprometido con los principios de igualdad en el empleo, como tal el Taller es un proveedor de servicios que ofrece empleos y oportunidades iguales.

De acuerdo con los estatutos de la Sección 504 de 1973, Acto para los Americanos Incapacitados, y todas las regulacions propiamente establecidas para proteger los derechos de personal con incapacidader, es la polítical del Taller que ningún programa o actividad administrada por el Taller excluya de participar, niegue beneficios o exponga a discriminación a ningun individuo a razón de su incapacidad.   Además afirmamos que proveeremos acomodo razonable para responder a la incapacidad física o limitación mental conocida de un empleado o solicitante cualificado.