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Angelica’s Story
Angelica’s story is one of true resiliency, overcoming many obstacles to improve her quality of life. Angelica first came to
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THOMAS’ STORY
When Thomas came to us he never smiled. His behavior was different. He would strip all of his lower clothing
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ROBERTO’S STORY
When Roberto first came to class, he cried inconsolably the first half of the day asking for his mommy.  He
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JAVIER, GENARO AND DYNASTI GET A NEW HOME
Marie and Jerome have been foster parents through APM since February 27, 2013. They have never been foster parents with any
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MRS. THOMPSON – A KINSHIP TALE
Mrs. Thompson* has three grandchildren – Jack, 10, Kisha, 9 and Lilly, 4.* She’s been a part of their lives
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LOTS OF LOVE TO SHARE
People become foster parents for a lot of reasons. When this 28 year old discovered she couldn’t be a biological
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FROM CLASS MOM TO CLASSROOM
Sofia Vasquez was an active mom in her child’s classroom at APM.  She was unemployed and not attending school at
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A FULL HOUSE IS A HAPPY HOUSE
As most immigrants, I came to the United States full of dreams and determined to work hard for a living.
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BEGINS WITH ONE STEP
A single mother of two daughters entered our Abriendo Caminos Program on November 1, 2013.  She was living in the
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APM Celebrates Our “CFO of the Year” Rasak Azeez

APM Celebrates Our “CFO of the Year” Rasak Azeez

Photo courtesy Philadelphia Business Journal – Paul Coker

We are proud to celebrate APM’s CFO Rasak Azeez! The Philadelphia Business Journal recognized Rasak in its July 2019 feature article, “CFO of the Year: Saluting the Leading Chief Financial Officers in..

Posted by Nilda Ruiz
Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

Battling the Opioid Crisis to Create a Healthy Community

City officials have stated clearly that “Philadelphia is facing the greatest health crisis in a century. Every neighborhood is being hit hard by an epidemic of opioid use and overdose.” But, you don’t have to tell that to Nilda Ruiz, CEO of Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM)…

Posted by Nilda Ruiz
Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

Ensuring a Future for Philadelphia’s Children – All of Them

May is National Foster Care Month – a time to acknowledge and celebrate the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors and professionals who help youth and children find permanent homes and connections. This is a special time for Asociacion Puertorriquenos en Marcha (APM), a Philadelphia-based..

Posted by Nilda Ruiz
APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

APM’s Ruiz and Gray honored at PCA Conference

At the 2019 M. Powell Lawton Conference hosted by Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, the 2019 Lawton Award was presented to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha’s President & CEO Nilda Ruiz and Senior Vice President of Community & Economic Development Rose Gray. At this year’s event,..

Posted by Nilda Ruiz
APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

APM Mourns Passing of Medical Director Dr. Oscar Saldana

April 3, 2019, Philadelphia – Dr. Oscar Eduardo Saldana, medical director for Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc. (APM) passed away peacefully on March 18,2019. Dr. Saldana’s career as a psychiatrist spanned over 50 years.

Born and educated in Peru, Dr. Saldana came to the United..

Posted by Nilda Ruiz in Press Release