Colegio Asociación Hijas de María Auxiliadora

Ave. Eduardo Conde # 2273 San Juan PR, 00915

Tel. (787) 726-6081 / (787) 727-6497

Principal and Contact:
Sr. Magna Martínez
Preschool and primary education up to 6th grade
Extended school hours programs


Founded in 1961, Colegio Maria Axiliadora provides preschool and primary education to more than 300 children. The organization is dedicated to the well being of children and young people of lesser resources, at high risk and vulnerability in the local area, through the educational method “Preventive System of San Juan Bosco”, which aims to promote the integral upbringing of the child throughout its development.

The Maria Auxiliadora School in Villa Palmeras-Barrio Obrero was chosen as the first pilot school beneficiary of the scholarship program for children of America Developing Smiles, called Godfather of Smiles. The Godfather of Smiles program channeled contributors and committed them to cover the total or partial costs of a child’s school enrollment through an annual school scholarship.

During 2010, the Salesian Educational System of Puerto Rico consolidated the Colegio Maria Auxiliadora, San Juan Bosco and Santo Domingo Savio, creating a new educational institution responsible for the educational level and management of the three centers.

Impact of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico

The association impacts about 600 children per year economic donations and extracurricular training.


Special Projects

America Developing Smiles de Puerto Rico has developed different initiatives, seeking the support of private and governmental organizations, and the non for profit sector.  ADSPR looks for these supports in order to help fund its after school workshops and its programs.  It strengthens its labor through cooperative alliances and the natural synergy of support.

America Developing Smiles organizes workshops to promote improvement and personal as well spiritual development of its volunteers.

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Donations are deductible at 100%!

The tax reform of 2011 introduced significant changes for individuals and corporations who want to make donations to nonprofit organizations.

100% of donations paid during the taxable year may be considered nondeductible contributions on your return.

To qualify:

Eligible organizations must be classified as non-profit entity by the Department of Finance.
Individuals may deduct 100% of donations made up 50% of your adjusted gross income
Corporations and companies may deduct 100% of donations made up 10% of your income

Art Projects

We’ve joined initiatives to promote the different expressions of the arts. Studies have demonstrated that from an early age, children benefit from cognitive process of development, and improving their writing, reading and comprehension skills.

With “Arts and Smiles”, our in-house arts program of early intervention for children and young teens at risk, we seek to prevent juvenile delinquency and other difficult social problems.

Community Impact

The new basketball court of the school Maria Auxiliadora, inaugurated in 2013 at a cost of $170,000, promotes the healthy recreation and entertainment in the school’s children and youngsters. It supports the school-community integration as well as the preventive policy and elements of social control.

We join our efforts in the promotion of projects and recreational activities which advance recreational habits in the community, within an educational framework of joy and fun, as well as through healthy, entertaining and satisfactory processes toward the increase in learning and an improved social and cultural human growth.