What we do & Who we are


Taller's Heart Logo- Who We AreKnown 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 other 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.

 The Director and Our Staff

Carmen Febo-San Miguel

Carmen Febo-San Miguel, Executive Director and CEO cfebo@tallerpr.org

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Board of Directors

Edgardo González, Board Chair
Political Consultant, Civico Partners

Elena Marie Dilapi, Vice Chair
MSW, QCSW

Maa E. Mills-Torres, Board Secretary
Retired Educator, Philadelphia School District

Ileana M. Helwig, MA., Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer
Children Crisis Treatment Center

Magna M. Díaz, MLS
Retired Bilingual School Librarian, Bilingual Storyteller

Wilma Guzmán-Pérez, Chair, Human Resource Committee
Human Resources Management

Carlos Nuñez,
Resident Services Manager/Coordinator, HACE Management Company

Kathleen Vissar,
Founder and Owner, Wells Vissar

Linda Robinson Fellag,
Associate Professor of English, Community College of Philadelphia

Israel Colón,
Former public servant, retired

Roger Gee, Ph. D.
Professor, School of Education, Holy Family University

Neftali Ramos, Masters, Human Services
Psychological Operations Specialist, US Army