A private nonprofit and non-partisan organization, founded by former Governor Sila M. Calderón, who, along with members of its Board of Directors and its Advisory Council have an extensive experience in community and economic development initiatives, with the purpose of reducing poverty and inequity and advance the role of women in society, promote the urban balance and revitalization, strengthening ethical values and social responsibility.
The headquarters and operational arm of the Sila M. Calderón Foundation. It is located on Río Piedras Santa Rita sector. A place for dialogue, education, research and convergence, which opens its doors to the population in general, despite ideological affiliations and living conditions.
The Center for Puerto Rico has a specialized library, which supports and facilitates research in the areas of focus of the institution: poverty and community development, the role of women in society, urban development, ethics and social responsibility. It is also a space for books presentations, thesis, and research related to relevant issues.
The library is affiliated to the Funding Information Network of New York’s Foundation Center. Thanks to this partnership the Library has a data base, educational materials, guides and specialized directories for fundraising, proposal development and knowledge of philanthropic trends.
Custodian of a part of Puerto Rico collective memory, the Archive of Sila M. Calderón Foundation holds a wide array of documents related to the legacy of Governor Calderón during her years in public service.
The Archive contains documents from diverse governmental agencies and offices, books, magazines, reports, newspapers, over 45,000 pictures, printed and digital, audiovisual material, memorabilia, gifts and recognitions granted to Calderón throughout her career. The Archive is open to the general public for research.
The educational programs of the Center for Puerto Rico encourage voluntary work. The ample scope of these programs is possible thanks to the collaboration of members of AmeriCorps State and Vista, individuals and professionals who contribute to the transformation of individuals and communities across the country.
If you are interested in sharing your time, talents and experience as a volunteer in various educational, cultural and administrative aspects of the institution, complete the enrollment form of the Volunteer Program, or call us at 787-765-4500.
For years we have helped communities and entrepreneurs develop their paths for prosperity creating more than 500 new businesses and close to a 1000 new jobs.
Your support through donations/contributions will help us put Puerto Rico back on track.
To promote an integrated and productive society in Puerto Rico, resulting in a better quality of life by fostering understanding, respect and greater opportunity for all.
To reduce poverty and inequality, advance women in society, promote urban revitalization and balance, and strengthen ethical values and social responsibility through a nonprofit and nonpartisan center for education, dialogue, research, and advocacy efforts for Puerto Ricans on the Island and in the United States.
Sila M. Calderón Foundation and the Center for Puerto Rico are governed by a Board of Directors, comprised by outstanding citizens from Puerto Rico and United States, who have extensive experience forging initiatives of economic and community development. The work they do at the foundation is ad honorem.
Supplementary training program , with individualized technical assistance to strengthen the emerging microenterprises.View details
Grants a Graduate Certificate that can be applied towards a Master Degree in Public AdministrationView details
Provides training , resources, technical assistance , guidance and support to individuals, partnerships and / or groups to develop and / or strengthen entrepreneurship iniciatives.View details
It provides women entrepreneurs the necessary knowledge and skills to develop or strengthen their businesses .View details
Program for sustainable development and strengthening of technology centers through training , technical assistance , access to resources and support.View details
Provides youth between the ages of 18-35 years, the knowledge and skills necessary to develop or strengthen their business.View details
The Resource Center is a unit created to support and strengthen the skills and talents of the participants of our programs.View details
It provides employees of a corporation or partnership the opportunity to serve as mentors , providing technical support to our entrepreneurs (as) in specific areas of need.View details
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"At the Center for Puerto Rico (CPPR) I was taught to never fail to believe that it can be done, if we really want it and work tirelessly for it."Pa’l Médico
"The Center for Puerto Rico has been a huge help, offering me capacity building workshops on business administration."Eco Prendas
"With the Center for Puerto Rico (CPPR), we achieved that every woman member establish her own succesful agricultural micro-enterprise."Asociación Agro-Mujer
"Thanks to the Women’s Capacity Building Workshops, I perfected my balloon and general decorating skills in the coordination of social events."My Fab Event by Yessy
"After graduating from the Entrepreneurial Training Program for Women, I have acquired the necessary skills to structure my business, which is now in an expansion mode."Atelier Eunice
By joining the CPPR’s Membership Program, and contribute to its programmatic agenda in benefit of our underserved communities, fostering through its capacity building programs, self-reliance and micro entrepreneurism.
You can send your monetary contributions on behalf of the Sila M. Calderón Foundation Inc. through payments made with personal checks, Visa or Master Card or through an electronic payment via Paypal.
If you are interested in collaborating with your time as a volunteer in various educational, cultural and administrative aspects of the institution, please, complete the application to join our Volunteer Program or call 787-765-4500.