Noticias

2017 Annual Puerto Rican Parade Orientation! – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

Each year, Concilio hosts the Annual Puerto Rican Festival Parade, a vibrant event which has been woven into the Philadelphia fabric for many years. The parade is a celebration of Puerto Rican culture in our Philadelphia community, and each year it follows a particular theme. 2017 Theme: The Rhythm of Our Culture/El Ritmo de Nuestra Cultura”. Participating groups get the opportunity to display this theme the best that they can and to put their cultural pride on display for friends, family and members…

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Donate now for Puerto Rico Relief – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the island needs massive support to rebuild. Puerto Rico, which does not benefit from statehood or sovereignty, was hit by the fifth strongest hurricane to make landfall in the United States when Hurricane Maria arrived at its shores. In the days after 160 mph winds whipped through the island, a dam broke, causing major flooding, and power on the entire island went down. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written…

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Concilio goes RED! – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

On February 2nd, 2017 Concilio staff wore red to increase awareness. For information about the cause please visit www.goredforwomen.org A woman dies of cardiovascular diseases every 80 seconds, and 1 in 3 women are living with some form of cardiovascular diseases. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be preventable with education and action. This is only a snippet of a Foster Parents Article written by regalmgusa Read Full Parenting Article

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Dominican Republic State of Emergency Drive – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

There is a current state of emergency in the Dominican Republic due to severe storms where thousands of people are without water, food, clothing, etc. The Dominican Emergency Committee in collaboration with Concilio will be collecting goods that will be sent to the Dominican Republic. From Monday Nov. 28 – Friday Dec. 8, people can drop off any goods at our office from 9 am – 7 pm. On Sunday Dec. 11 we will have a volunteer packing day in which we…

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Concilio on 6ABC’s Puerto Rican Panorama – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

On September 4th, Concilio’s Executive Director Adonis Banegas and Board Member Mike Garcia were both featured guests on Diego Castellanos’s Puerto Rican Panorama, an early morning show broadcast on Philadelphia’s 6ABC. During the interview, Castellanos asked questions about Concilio’s regular program offerings, including foster care services, adoption services and the new victim witness services program. They also highlighted opportunities to volunteer with us. The interview went on to include Concilio’s new location in Hunting Park, citing details about the space and the areas within it that are…

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Concilio & Congreso Partner on East Division Crime Victim Advocacy Project – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

Concilio and Congreso de Latinos Unidos came together on May 24th for a press conference to announce the new East Division Crime Victim Advocacy Project: a three-tiered, comprehensive partnership to support crime victims in the East Division in Philadelphia. Both agencies will provide trauma-informed, culturally and linguistically relevant, client-centered legal advocacy, crisis counseling, and ongoing case management services. This new project will provide crisis intervention to 350 victims of non-domestic violence crimes a year as well as advocacy and ongoing case management to…

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Joanna Otero-Cruz to Join Kenney Administration as Deputy Managing Director – Concilio – Foster Parents Article

Dear Concilio Supporter,It is with both sadness and pride that I share Concilio’s Executive Director, Joanna Otero-Cruz, will be stepping down from her position to join Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration. Her final day at Concilio will be March 11. Joanna will continue to serve the Latino community, and all Philadelphia communities, in her new position as Philadelphia’s Deputy Managing Director, Community Services.In Joanna’s new position, she will oversee the Community Services Cabinet and will be responsible for several city initiatives…

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