• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Streetviews: Q&A with Carmen Febo San Miguel, director of Taller Puertorriqueño

For the last 12 years Dr. Carmen Febo San Miguel has run Taller Puertorriqueño, a Latino-centric arts and education nonprofit that’s been a cultural fixture in El Centro de Oro for 40 years. As part of our Streetviews video series, we sat down in Taller’s bookstore for a talk about neighborhood connectivity, educational and economic inequality, creating a more accessible city for new Philadelphians, and the mayor’s powerful bully pulpit.

  • Carmen Febo San Miguel: Executive Director, Taller Puertorriqueño
  • Work Neighborhood: North Philadelphia
  • Home Neighborhood: Art Museum
  • Philly in Three Words: Green. Pretty. Well-located.
  • Local Hero: Benjamin Franklin, and much more recently, Johnny Irizarry, former director of Taller Puertorriqueno: “I admired his integrity, his hard work, and his purity of soul.” 

Interviewed, Winter 2015

Streetviews is a video Q&A series with some of Philadelphia’s bright neighborhood, design, and nonprofit leaders, discussing the city’s biggest opportunities and toughest challenges as part of PlanPhilly’s Agenda 2015 election coverage. 

About the author

Ashley Hahn, Contributor

Ashley Hahn is an independent writer with a background in historic preservation and city planning. She started Eyes on the Street for PlanPhilly in 2011 and was PlanPhilly's managing editor from 2015-2017. Ashley has lived in 12 zip codes that she can think of, including neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She is a Philadelphian by choice.

Contact Ashley via email or find her on twitter: @ashleyjhahn.


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