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Entities and Programs
Monteclaro prepares women, from low-income families, for positions of responsibility in the hospitality industry and, at the same time, prepares them for the crucial role they play in family life.
Monteclaro provides a comprehensive education, in a Christian environment, based on spirit of service and on doing their work well, with a care for details.
The entity aspires to encourage the growth of values that belong to our Puerto Rican heritage -love of work, hospitality, kindness, and service- in the hospitality industry and in family life. This initiative has an important social impact in an area with a low-income rate and a high incidence of social problems. Students acquire practical skills in all aspects of the hospitality industry: housekeeping, dining, front desk, kitchen, and confectionary.
Conference and Retreat Center
Paloblanco Conference Center offers a place where everyone, without discrimination, can participate in activities that contribute to their human and spiritual growth, speak with God and study the dogma and morals of the Catholic Church. Through spiritual retreats and other activities, the participants deepen in the Christian spirit that focuses on the ordinary life of men and women who care about their professional duties, their work at home, the education of their children, etc. The Paloblanco Conference Center is sponsored by the Asociación de Intercambio Cultural, Inc., a nonprofit corporation. The activities of spiritual formation are entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei, an institution of the Catholic Church.
PUERTORREAL is an educational project sponsored by the Asociación de Fomento Educativo, Inc., a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote a series of programs and activities aimed at the human and academic formation of high school and university students. A great number of activities have been carried out throughout these years: conferences, courses, tutoring, classes, seminars, and others.
Los Puentes offers a place for youth formation, without discrimination, so they can grow personally and spiritually. Through retreats and other activities, like Summer Camps, the participants deepen in friendship, generosity, spirit of service, solidarity, social conscience, etc.