Our Mission

We are a community-based cultural organization whose primary purpose is to preserve and promote Puerto Rican arts and culture. We represent and support all Latinx cultural expressions and our common roots. By embracing our shared heritage and facilitating intercultural understanding we empower our community.

Our Vision

We are guided by the vision of a proud Latinx community that is connected, interculturally aware, and economically vibrant in a society that values its own diversity. Taller catalyzes community engagement through our arts and cultural resources that build bridges between all communities within the Puerto Rican, and Latinx Diaspora.

Our Values

We are committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and actively practicing Anti-Racism.

We recognize DEI as an ongoing practice, we as an organization and as individuals acknowledge that learning cultural literacy and unlearning biases is a lifelong commitment.

Land Acknowledgement

Taller Puertorriqueño recognizes Philadelphia as part of Lënapehòkink, the stolen, contemporary, traditional and ancestral homeland of the Lenape people.

Inclusive Language

We acknowledge that there are many different terms to describe various identities within “Latinidad”, we choose to use the terms Latinx and Latine because we feel it is inclusive of many identities.

Our History

1974
Founded in 1974 by Puerto Rican/Latino artists and activists in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia, Taller stands as testament to the wealth of possibilities created when citizens see a need in their community and decide to meet it. Central to this workshop was the idea of passing along traditional culture, to help empower young people through pride in their heritage.
2016
In December 2016, Taller opened its new state-of-the-art El Corazón Cultural Center, the most complex capacity and programmatic expansion the organization has experienced.
2021
On Oct. 13, 2021, fashion designer Nasheli Juliana Ortiz-González is announced as the new executive director of Taller Puertorriqueño.
2022
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Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-discrimination Policy

Taller Puertorriqueño is committed to the principles of equality in employment, as such, we are 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.

Sponsors & Funders

Thank you so much to our major sponsors & funders

We appreciate their support and look forward to our continued partnership. These generous supporters are central to Taller’s daily work and the fulfillment of our board, staff, and community’s dreams for our neighborhood, students, audience, and Philadelphia’s Puerto Rican/ Latinx population.

To learn how you or your company can be a partner and supporter, please contact Leah Comiskey at 215-426-3311 x2009 or email lcomiskey@tallerpr.org.

$25,000+

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$4,999 – $2,000

$1,999 – $500