El Centro de Oro

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El Centro de Oro
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Philadelphia Neighborhood Map.svg
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

El Centro de Oro (Center of Gold), also known as the "Golden Block", is a Puerto Rican commercial district centered on the "5th & Lehigh" intersection in the Fairhill neighborhood in the east side of North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[1]

Puerto Rican cultural rhythms, businesses, and restaurants flourish in the area. El Centro de Oro is home to many family-owned businesses, cultural centers and organizations. Notable organizations include Taller Puertorriqueño, Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha, and previously included Asociacion de Musicos Latinos Americanos. Taller Puertorriqueño (Puerto Rican workshop) is a community based cultural education organization dedicated to preserving, developing, and promoting Puerto Rican artistic and cultural traditions, while supporting a better understanding of other Latin American cultures and the common Latino heritage.[2][3] Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) (Association of Puerto Ricans in March) is a Latino-based health, human services, community and economic development non-profit organization serving the Philadelphia area, helping people with affordable housing and job placement, among many other things.[4][5] Asociacion de Musicos Latinos Americanos (AMLA) (Association of Latin American Music) is a non-profit multi-cultural, regional arts organization dedicated to promoting the development and dissemination of all forms of Latin Music.[6]

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Coordinates: 39°59′31″N 75°08′25″W / 39.9919°N 75.1403°W / 39.9919; -75.1403