Community outreach has been central to Taller’s mission since its founding. Under the umbrella of Visítenos, we offer a range of arts-based programming for children, youth, adults, and seniors that foster an appreciation for art, cultural diversity and promote mutual understanding and respect. Our programs take place in our El Corazón Cultural Center, at community centers, and at schools across the greater Philadelphia region. We also work in collaboration with partnering organizations such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and others.
Taller Puertorriqueño’s Visítenos (Visit us) Program offers art classes to schools during the academic school year reaching nearly 1,500 students. The program’s overarching goal is to develop basic arts skills: visual literacy and knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Latinx Arts and Culture with an emphasis on Puerto Rico. Through that curriculum lens, classes are offered in Visual Arts, Singing, Theater and Dance that foster teamwork, improved self-esteem and patience, as well as pride in the students’ cultural heritage.
Taller has been offering this program regularly since 2009 with the collaboration and support of the School District of Philadelphia. Since 2014, The William Penn Foundation has been generously providing grants for this program. Schools we work with include: Willard, Elkin, Sheridan, Moffet, McClure, Cayuga, Ellwood, McKinley, Luis Munoz Marin Elementary Schools.
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ARTFUL AGING PROGRAM
Thanks to a grant from Aroha Philanthropies, our Artful Aging Program provides visual and performing arts classes at area senior centers. In this program, seniors learn new skills, explore their creativity, and showcase their talents.