El Centro de Oro
|El Centro de Oro|
|Neighborhood of 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.
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 Artístas y Músicos Latino 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. Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha (APM) (Association of Puerto Ricans on the 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. Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos (AMLA) (Latin American Artists and Musicians) is a non-profit multi-cultural, regional arts organization dedicated to promoting the development and dissemination of all forms of Latin music.
- Mandell, Melissa. "El Centro de Oro — The "Golden Block"". philaplace.org. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
- Taller Puertorriqueño. Official website. Accessed 2015-11-08.
- Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha. "About", on official website of APM. Accessed 2015-11-08.
- AMLA Artístas y Músicos Latino Americanos. Official website. Successor organization (2006) to Asociación de Músicos Latino Americanos (Association of Latin American Musicians), which was also known as AMLA. Accessed 2015-11-08.
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