Centro La Casa de Don Bosco
Orocovis

Since 1993, the Salesian Ladies of Orocovis have been occupied in community work involving programs of complementary education and recreation at ‘La Casa Don Bosco’ located on the central avenue. One of their most impactful programs at Orocovis is the music band “Batuteras Doramas and Banda de Orocovis” integrated by 60 children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21 years, who meet weekly for rehearsals. The group has obtained several national and international awards and participates annually at different parades in the United States, including the New York Parade and Tampa Parade.

Likewise, the Salesian Ladies of Orocovis have programs for the confection of embroidered garments and baskets, and catechesis workshops for children, young adults and women.

In 2007, a small computer lab was opened, where basic training on software skills for home economics is taught.

Impact of America Developing Smiles of Puerto Rico

We impact about 60 children per year, helping them with their music instruments and maintaining the computer center for the La Casa Don Bosco.

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

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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.