Promote the integral development of the person with justice, dignity, respect and love, recognizing that we are children of God and brothers of others.
Serving a generational range with multiple social, educational, economic, and spiritual needs.
Use intercession, educational and technological training and community self-management as institutional strategies.
The comprehensive development of the human being to the fullest, within communities that are rediscovered, re-educated and revitalized, and thus give glory to God.
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For more than 50 years we have transformed the lives of thousands of Puerto Ricans and have helped build strong communities through service and education.
The Orientation and Services Center is founded on the ground floor of the convent of the Missionary Servants of the Holy Trinity on the Beach.
Sister Isolina helps the community to organize itself, to know its needs and to look for alternatives for improvement. The motto selected for the work continues to guide the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré: "The Glory of God is man and woman in their fullness."
The Antonio Ferré Bacallao Arts and Crafts Center is established, the first vocational education program that offered welding, carpentry, and industrial sewing workshops.
The first federal proposal baptized by Sister Isolina as Alert Youth and Community is approved.
Inauguration of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré (CSIF) in Tabaiba; as well as the tutoring center La Casa del Balcón and the Occupational Development Center of the South.
The Beach and Alternative Education Center (CEPA) is created, which made it possible for many Ponceños to take the ninth grade and fourth year exams.
The Antonio Ferré Bacallao Award is established to recognize the Center's collaborators and the Padre Noell Award to highlight the dedication of the employees.
The Technical Programs for the Community unit is created and the photography workshop is inaugurated.
The Mini-University of Life summer experience begins.
The Little Beach Shop opens, the forerunner of Artesanías Tabaiba, as an instrument to achieve the economic development of the residents.
The Adoptive Grandparents program arises in which elderly people work hand in hand to help children who need it.
The successful Equestrian Club is founded to serve a group of young people between the ages of 16 and 20 who had dropped out of school and dedicated themselves to racing horses and mistreating animals.
Modeling and refinement, ballet and cosmetology classes begin to be offered; and different ceramic, photography and woodcarving workshops are created as educational alternatives.
“Otro Camino” is established, an alternative, individualized and integrated education program; and the Tabaiba Crafts and Gardens of the Coffee Plantation Program is created.
$75,000 raised in successful “Brazos Abiertos” telethon.
The Popular Education Forum is held with Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator, in order to develop educational options to arouse the interest of children and young people in studies.
The Orientation and Services Center changes its name to Centros Sor Isolina Ferré, Inc.
A Service Center is opened in Brisas del Caribe in Ponce and Iso-Rapid, a training program for young messengers, is established.
The Sor Isolina Ferré Center is founded in Caimito.
Trinity College of Puerto Rico is founded, a vocational post-secondary educational institution to prepare young people for high-demand short careers.
Services begin to be provided in the Puerto de Jobos community, in Guayama. Later, in 1998, the Center moved to the Puente de Jobos sector.
The Assistance Program for Occupational and Social Improvement (PASOS), known today as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, is established.
The work of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré arrives at the Villa España residential complex in San Juan and the Plaza de la Santísima Trinidad is inaugurated at the Sor Isolina Ferré Center in Tabaiba, Ponce.
The Meditation Pavilion is opened in Tabaiba and the Rayo de Luz program begins, which brought services and hope to various public housing projects until 2003.
Sister Isolina is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton.
On August 3, 2000, Sister Isolina died at the age of 85.
José Luis Díaz Cotto assumes the position of chief executive officer of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré.
The Cariño y Vida I Program is established in Ponce, aimed at preventing school dropouts and preventing early pregnancies.
To honor the memory of Sister Isolina, the House of Representatives institutes the Sister Isolina Ferré Award for Excellence in Service to Others. It is awarded annually and recognizes people who have distinguished themselves by their selfless service to others.
The "Cariño y Vida" II programs are born in Cantera and Ponce, and Cariño and Vida III in Canovanas.
The Alternative Psychosocial Academic Center (CAPA) is created, a program for young people to finish their fourth year of high school.
Opening of the Multidisciplinary Services Complex in Tabaiba
The Centros Sor Isolina Ferré expand their presence in public housing with the Lighthouse of Hope program sponsored by the Public Housing Administration.
The new facilities of the Caimito Multidisciplinary Services Complex are inaugurated. The CAPA Program begins in Villa España.
The Centros Sor Isolina Ferré manage to positively impact the lives of 63,665 people. The Sor Isolina Ferré Center in Caimito celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
Trinity College of Puerto Rico receives accreditation to expand its academic offerings and offer associate degrees in nursing, information systems, and office systems.
The Centros Sor Isolina Ferré in Guayama begin to offer services to the population of children with special needs.
Sister Isolina's centenary is celebrated.
The Centros Sor Isolina Ferré celebrate the 45th anniversary of their foundation in Playa de Ponce; and in Guayama they celebrate their 25th anniversary and inaugurate the Inclusive Early Education Center.
The Centros Sor Isolina Ferré, together with El Trotamundos, publish the coloring book "I learn values with my friend Isolina", aimed at promoting the values of service, compassion and respect.
After the passage of Hurricane María on September 20, 2017, the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré focused on providing help in the communities of the southern, eastern, central and metropolitan areas through the initiative “Solidarity Hug with Puerto Rico”Food, basic necessities and cleaning items, solar lamps, mosquito nets, water filters, household items, mattresses, as well as roof repair and emotional support services were delivered to families and individuals. Our hug reached 405 communities in 52 towns on the island.
The Sor Isolina Ferré Center opens in Canovanas.
The 2018 Effectiveness Validation Study of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré is published, revealing that prevention, community intervention and education programs have an average effectiveness rate of 96% in preventing school dropout, juvenile delinquency and pregnancy among teenagers
The 50th anniversary of the foundation is commemorated with the motto “50 Years Creating the Future”.
After the retirement of Dr. José Luis Díaz Cotto, the Lcdo. Luis E. Ortiz Ortiz assumes the position of chief executive officer of the Centros Sor Isolina Ferré.
The designation was obtained as the first Envision Center in Puerto Rico.
Start of Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The federal proposal of CDBG-DR funds for our Business Developer is obtained.
We continue to write our story.
Virtue that is achieved on the basis of respect for the dignity of the human being. Each one must consider the other as "another self".
Strengthen the capacity of each human being to achieve their fullness.
Consideration, deference, courtesy that we show through love.
Good affection felt towards a person; expression of generosity without expecting reward.
Valuing oneself by recognizing that he is a creation of God and therefore has the dignity of a child of God.
Reasonable, fair and decent action of a human being.
Virtue of communication of spiritual rather than material goods.
Virtue of firmness and perseverance in the execution of the purposes.
Firm hope that you have in a person, security, good faith, courage and vigor to act.
Courtesy with which one offers oneself to the disposition of others. “I served and saw that joy was in service” (Tagore).