What is conPRmetidos¡¦ Mission and Vision?
Our Mission is (i) to catalyze, promote, and facilitate Corporate Social Responsibility and Civil Social Responsibility in Puerto Rico; and (ii) advance the development of the Island¡¦s human potential.
Our Vision is to be recognized as catalysts and promoters of a sustainable culture of Social Responsibility in Puerto Rico, and an incubator of ideas, initiatives, and programs that actively and continuously enhance the Island¡¦s human potential and overall well-being.
A Culture of Corporate Social Responsibility and Civil Social Responsibility is a matter of Necessity
Puerto Rico lacks a civil society capable of confronting the current socioeconomic crisis: When the numbers add up to, for example, 45% poverty rate1 (U.S. Census Bureau), 15.1% unemployment (Bureau of Labor Statistics), over 1,000 murders in 2011 (El Vocero), and the world's worst economic outlook in 2011 (The Economist Intelligence Unit), we can no longer defer the pressing issues to the Government. Overcoming this crisis requires that all sectors of society come together to share values and responsibilities.
How will conPRmetidos work?
Public Sector Intentions + Private Sector Ways & Means
Not Your Average Non-Profit: We believe in innovation and the efficiency of partnerships. That¡¦s why conPRmetidos seeks to bring businesses, new and seasoned corporate donors, individuals and NGOs together from the U.S. and Puerto Rico to identify and develop self-sustained initiatives and programs (revenue-supported and not) that produce social and economic benefit for Puerto Rico. Although it is a non-profit organization, it uses market/private sector strategies and practices to fulfill its mission.
What are some examples of conPRmetidos¡¦ mission in action?
„h ¡§Starting the Parranda 2.0!: Mitigating the Effects of Puerto Rico¡¦s Brain Drain Through Technology and Social Networks¡¨ (New Haven, Connecticut¡XMarch 31st, 2012).
o conPRmetidos has teamed up with Deloitte Postdigital Enterprise and CienciaPR to explore recent trends and practices in technology-enabled platforms and social networks that could empower Puerto Ricans and facilitate economic and social collaboration for a better Puerto Rico in this Panel on Community Engagement at the Yale Puerto Rican Student Conference 2012.
What is the Parranda 2.0?
The use of a technology-enabled platform and/or social networks that could empower Puerto Rico's "exiles" and facilitate economic and social collaboration for a better Puerto Rico. Deloitte Postdigital is powering our discussion and potential tangible solution, and they wrote this article about it, titled "The Exiles of Puerto Rico", on Forbes.com.
„h Resume, Interview, and Office Etiquette Workshop (San Juan, Puerto Rico¡Xdate pending)
o conPRmetidos is putting together a skills-based volunteering workshop where individuals from the private sector will offer a short seminar and 1-on-1 resume review for college and vocational school students.