Ciencia Puerto Rico was chosen once again as one of five not-for-profit organizations to receive a grant and volunteer support through Abarca’s Better Care Community Program 2020-21. As a beneficiary of the BCCP, the entity will be able to further its work in their Seeds of Success initiative, impacting more than 3,500 girls per year.
The program allows 100 middle and high school girls to explore STEM-H careers alongside “Borinqueñas,” women with distinguished careers in science, technology, math, and health. Through a series of workshops hosted across the island and a scientific divulgation project conducted with a mentor, the girls explore STEM and health disciplines and practice their leadership skills.
Ciencia Puerto Rico is a non-profit organization composed of scientists, professionals, students, and citizens committed to the advancement of science in PR. Their vision is carried out through the promotion of science communication, education, and scientific careers — their greatest resource being their extensive, diverse, and committed network of members and supporters united by a shared passion and interest in science and its impact on the future.
The Abarcan BCCP volunteer committee for this beneficiary is led by Cristina Muñoz, and mentored by Sonymarie Socarras, VP of Strategy to Execution. The core team of Abarcans also includes: Kevin Robles, Aidelissa Gutiérrez, Nayda Rivera, and Juan Mateo. The self-nominated squad will participate in leadership trainings as part of the organizational development program Abarcan Growth.
With an ever-increasing number of STEM opportunities and breakthroughs in today’s world, Abarcans recognize that early education is paramount in introducing future generations to the joys of scientific discovery. Through its collaboration with Ciencia PR, Abarcans are playing their part in ensuring that Puerto Rico has a pioneering, diverse population of STEM innovators for the future of the island.
Find out more about Ciencia PR’s initiatives, including their calendar of upcoming events and how to get involved. We hope that their story inspires and encourages you to support the cause to help find a better way and make healthcare awesome for everyone.