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6ABC – Visions 2018: Hurricane Maria, one year later Evacuee Stories

6ABC – Visions 2018: Hurricane Maria, one year later Evacuee Stories

Original story: https://6abc.com/4351614/ Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:33AM Hurricane Maria It has been one year since Hurricane Maria tore through the Caribbean. On the island of Puerto Rico, the damage was devastating with the death toll recently raised to nearly 3,000 people. Univision’s Ilea Garcia has the story of some folks making a fresh start hereContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
6ABC Visions – Hurricane Maria 1 Year Later

6ABC Visions – Hurricane Maria 1 Year Later

Full Story: https://6abc.com/society/6abc-celebrates-hispanic-heritage-month-2018/3972682/ 6abc Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 This year, we are honoring the tireless work of our local Latino leaders for assisting in the recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria on the Island of Puerto Rico, as well as here in Pennsylvania. Friday, September 21, 2018 08:36PM 6abc proudly celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 2018. ThisContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
End of temporary FEMA housing for Puerto Rican evacuees won’t be catastrophic in Philly

End of temporary FEMA housing for Puerto Rican evacuees won’t be catastrophic in Philly

WHYY: Original Post: https://whyy.org/articles/end-of-temporary-fema-housing-for-puerto-rican-evacuees-wont-be-catastrophic-in-philly/ By : Catalina Jaramillo September 1, 2018 Almost a year later, many Hurricane Maria evacuees are more established in Philadelphia communities such as Norris Square. (Catalina Jaramillo/PlanPhilly) When Charlie Pérez and wife Daisy Rivera Pérez arrived in Philadelphia with their three teenage daughters last December, leaving behind their two sons and everything theyContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
Where are you most likely to be killed by a car in Philadelphia? (Hint: Not Center City)

Where are you most likely to be killed by a car in Philadelphia? (Hint: Not Center City)

Philadelphia Inquirer by Jason Laughlin August 8, 2018 – 11:34 AM The 20 or so people lining 22nd Street’s bike lane on a gorgeous morning in July earned high fives, cheers, and a few bicycle bell rings from passing cyclists. The predominantly white demonstrators were protesting poorly painted lane markers and motorists’ tendency to park in theContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
How environmental outreach efforts are targeting Philly Latinos: The most interested in climate change, study shows

How environmental outreach efforts are targeting Philly Latinos: The most interested in climate change, study shows

Philadelphia Inquirer July 25, 2018 by Jesenia De Moya Correa, Staff Writer  @JeseniaDeMoyaC |  jdemoyacorrea@philly.com   Since its creation in 2008, Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability had been poor at outreach. While it focused on its internal operations — working on the policies that regulate energy consumption; access to food, air and water; and carbon emissions reduction by 2050 — it rarelyContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
A new group promises long-term support for Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees

A new group promises long-term support for Puerto Rican hurricane evacuees

PlanPhilly.com    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018  by CATALINA JARAMILLO   Philadelphia disaster relief organizations have established a new committee designed to help the city support the more than 900 Puerto Rican families who landed here after losing their homes, schools, and jobs in the winds of Hurricane Maria. The move is a major step towards creatingContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos in Media Room
Three Kings and Octavitas bring a taste of home for Puerto Ricans starting over in Philly

Three Kings and Octavitas bring a taste of home for Puerto Ricans starting over in Philly

From WHYY  • Kyrie Greenberg   January 14, 2018 Three Kings Day and Octavitas are two post-Christmas holiday celebrations important in Latin America. For recent arrivals from Puerto Rico it felt like home when they visited a community center in North Philadelphia this weekend. They were treated to a party packed with families drinking hot chocolate andContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
HUD awards $1.3M to renew support to APM

HUD awards $1.3M to renew support to APM

Philadelphia Tribune – Health Briefs – January 9, 2018 The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $1.3 million has been awarded to Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, Inc., commonly known as APM, to assist low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS in Philadelphia. This funding is offered through HUD’s Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS ProgramContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
First hearings for proposed APM Charter School

First hearings for proposed APM Charter School

  SEE FULL STORY: http://thenotebook.org/articles/2017/12/19/first-hearings-held-for-nine-proposed-new-charters THE NOTEBOOK (December 19, 2017)- First hearings held for nine proposed new charters Eight management companies seeking to open nine new charter schools in Philadelphia made their initial pitches on Monday to a hearing officer for the School Reform Commission. Among the companies was ASPIRA. Just last week, the SRC voted toContinue reading →

Posted by Rick Olmos
APM Sugarcane Festival 2017

APM Sugarcane Festival 2017

A photo collage of the images of our 2017 Sugarcane Festival. June 3, 2017 Music by Funk Salsa Urban      

Posted by Acuta Support in Media Room