JENNIFFER GONZÁLEZ PRESENTS MODEL FOR DROPOUT EDUCTATION TO FELLOW CONGRESSMAN
March 3, 2017
San Juan, Puerto Rico- Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon and Arkansas Republican Congressman French Hill, member of the House Financial Services Committee, visited the facilities of the nonprofit organization Politécnico Amigó to learn firsthand about this community based program as a posible model for other jurisdictions.
The visit, guided by Father Pablo Osorio, the organization’s executive director, was joined as well by Puerto Rico’s Family Services Secretary, Glorimar Andújar; Economic Development Secretary; the Chairman of the Ángel Ramos Foundation, Rafael Cortés Dapena; and the Chairman of United Way of Puerto Rico, Samuel González.
This is part of González-Colón’s effort to bring to Congress’ attention the social and economic realities of the Island in order to better channel legislation and initiatives to attend to its needs.
The Politécnico Amigó nonprofit serves a population of 16 to 21 year old male school dropouts with an offer of integrated and vocational education, for which it has received the Tina Hills award from the Ángel Ramos foundation.
Earlier on that day both Members of Congress had met members of the Fiscal Oversight Board at the Resident Commissioner’s office.
After the visit to Politécnico Amigó they planned visits to House Speaker Carlos “Johnny” Méndez, San Juan senator Henry Neumann and State Secretary Luis Gerardo Rivera Marín at her office and Governor Ricardo Rosselló at La Fortaleza.