2nd Anniversary 2008

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SAN JUAN (November 19, 2008) – America Developing Smiles celebrated its 2nd anniversary at the 2008 ‘Seeds of Hope’ activity, a fashion day and bazaar in Acquamarina, Condado. The activity featured well-known Miami designers, Victoria López Castro with her new collection of blouses and Sazzing Jewelry Designs with an informal fashion show. Some 15 Puerto Rican merchants also joined the exhibiting group.

The event was attended by about 80 people who gathered in this luxury beachfront condominium in the heart of Condado. In the event, he sought to continue supporting the educational scholarship program that the organization has with the Auxiliadora School of Villa Palmeras-Barrio Obrero, where the Salesian Ladies provide their support, and the institution Los Hijos de Don Bosco in Barrio Obrero. “With our efforts we want to cooperate with existing educational institutions that provide a solid religious teaching and that seek to promote values ​​in society seeking to create better citizens and families for the future,” says Mariangel González, President of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico.

The activity seeks to collect funds for the centers of the Association of Salesian Ladies in Puerto Rico. Currently, these have two autonomous centers duly registered and recognized by the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with community social work in Orocovis and Barrio Obrero.


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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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.