Puerto Rico Sustainable Disaster Support Initiative Phase 1 – GOAL REACHED!!!

Thanks to the generous contributions of friends, family, community members, and supporters from near and far, Raíces Cultural Center has met it’s goal in Phase 1 of our Disaster Relief Support Initiative. In 9 months we were able to raise over $10,000 to help support grassroots recovery efforts on the island of Puerto Rico. Learn more about what the funds have been used to support as our friends, family and collaborators work for a just, sustainable and renewable recovery for the island.

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High Tunnel at Finca Mi Casa up and Running Again

by Francisco G. Gómez Finca Mi Casa’s High Tunnel is back in action thanks to you! It was January 2018 when we first visited Don Luis and Doña Carmen, at Finca Mi Casa in Camuy, Puerto Rico after hurricane María … Continue reading

Spotlight on Brunswick Tire and Auto

by Francisco G. Gómez As mom and pop businesses continue to disappear at an alarming rate, there are those like, Brunswick Tire and Auto, that remain strong and thriving. There are a number of reasons for this. A work ethic … Continue reading

Raíces Cultural Center Awarded 2018 Park Partners Grant

Thanks to all of our neighbors and friends from Highland Park who came out and voted in the 2018 Park Partners Grant Competition. Raíces won in the Culture & Diversity category and will be expanding the Raíces Roots Music Concert Series.

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Impressions from the Raíces Disaster Relief Support Trip – A Travel Log

by Francisco G. Gómez & Nicole Wines During our recent disaster relief support trip to Puerto Rico from January 12-19, 2018, Raíces Crew members were able to post some impressions on social media. This helped us to keep a kind … Continue reading

Raíces Welcomes Archive Intern Natalie Saldarriaga to the Crew

Raíces Cultural Center is pleased to welcome Raíces Digital Archive intern Natalie Saldarriaga to our crew.

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Taínasoy Apiario an Eco-Project in the Works – Part 2

by  Francisco G. Gómez As I said in part 1 of this piece, when I arrived at Taínasoy Apiario, there was lots of land preparation going on and construction of several projects were to begin in February of 2018. Noemi … Continue reading

Taínasoy Apiario an Eco-Project in the Works – Part 1

by Francisco G. Gómez Heading south on highway #2, you just pass the border of Aguadilla and you’ re in Aguada. You best be looking at the kilometer markers to your right as you quickly go along or you’ll miss … Continue reading

Casa Pueblo and the Posterriqueño – Innovations in 21st Century Lighting

  by Francisco G. Gómez “Casa Pueblo is a project of community self management with the commitment to value and protect natural resources, both cultural and human. It was born in 1980 when the government of Puerto Rico wanted to … Continue reading

Reflections in the Aftermath of Hurricane María

by Francisco G. Gómez I couldn’t think of a better way to begin to share my experiences in Puerto Rico after the catastrophe that hurricane María brought upon the island, than to start with the thoughts of a young Puertorican … Continue reading