El Centro de Oro, also known as “The Center of Gold,” located in the heart of Fairhill, North Philadelphia, is home to the city’s largest population of Hispanics. El Centro de Oro stretches across Fifth and Lehigh Streets, where you will find a number of family owned businesses and restaurants, along with several Latino organizations and cultural centers. This strongly Latin based community is extremely dedicated to preserving its roots and is able to do so by developing and promoting their cultural values through such organizations.
The Associacion de Musicos Latinos Americanos (AMLA) is a nonprofit multicultural, regional arts program, which was designed to develop and advance all forms of Latin music and art, while also spreading the word about it to those inside and outside of the Hispanic community. Taller Puertorriqueno is a Puerto Rican workshop also located in El Centro de Oro. This organization prides itself on the work it does to preserve the culture through their many educational and enrichment programs and activities.
El Centro de Oro, houses a large Hispanic population and they are very proud to portray themselves and their heritage through these organizations and many others just like it.
By Samantha Bucher and Jarrett Barbour
Group 1, Fairhill