Solidarity Puerto Ricans will receive the Sor Isolina Ferre Award for Excellence in Service to Others

Solidarity Puerto Ricans will receive the Sor Isolina Ferre Award for Excellence in Service to Others

Six Puerto Ricans outstanding for their social, community, educational and cultural work have been selected to receive the Sister Isolina Ferre Award for Excellence in Service to Others 2023.

The celebration will take place on Tuesday, September 5 at 9:30 am at the Capitol.

This distinction, which recognizes those people who selflessly serve those most in need, is awarded annually by the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico.

This year they will be honored with this recognition; Aileen Rivera Rijo and Carmelo Medina Jimenez, in the community development category; he Dr. Jose Enrique Cangiano Rivera, in the health area; the Dr. Alexandra Colon Rodriguezin the area of ​​education; Victor Montanez Guadalupe, in prevention; and the cellist Emilio Colonin the culture category.

“For us it is a great honor to be able to recognize these solidarity heroes who continue Sister Isolina’s legacy and model her values ​​to build a better Puerto Rico,” said the main executive officer of the Sister Isolina Ferre Centers (CSIF) Luis Ortiz Ortiz.

The twenty-first ceremony of the Sister Isolina Ferre Award for Excellence in Service to Others coincides this year with the commemoration of the 109th birth of Sister Isolina and, in turn, with the celebration of the Day of Excellence in Service to Others.

“It has been 21 years of continuing the legacy of an extraordinary woman, a human being who dedicated her life to supporting so many young people, so many vulnerable families and communities. Sister Isolina lives among us and her work continues to be replicated through so many heroes and heroines who work hard to make our society more just, while helping our people have a better quality of life,” said the Chamber president, Rafael “Tatito” Hernandez.

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