Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58One day she went with some friends to a concert by a Puerto Rican musician at a church in North Philadelphia. “The music and being with people who enjoyed the music entered my whole being,” she says. “It made me feel relaxed, at home, and in a familiar place. “And I fell in love with the organization that put it together, Taller Puertorriqueño.” She has been involved in the organization for more than 30 years. She started as a board member, and in 1999 she became the part-time executive director. It became her full-time job in June 2012. Dr. Febo San Miguel has been busy raising millions of dollars to build a new home for Taller. It hasn’t been easy, but she has drawn strength from her experience of becoming a doctor. She entered the profession when few women were doctors. A medical career seemed unreachable. “But if you want to do something you keep working at it, pushing yourself for- ward, and don’t let anyone say ‘no’ to you,” she says. When asked what she thinks is her greatest ac- complishment, she says it hasn’t happened yet. “It’s when I get the scissors and cut the ribbon on this new building,” she says with a smile. Her advice for kids? Never give up. “If the door is closed, look for another door that opens. Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. When plan A doesn’t work, go to plan B.” And, she says, find ways to develop your own creativity. “The creativity is inside you,” she said. “It’s really sacred to develop that side of you.” — By Hannah Bickert, Kahlil Cuffee, Phares Lewis Jr., Nakia Thorpe, and Gena Whitaker La Salle Academy Healthy News 15 Illustration by Nakira Thorpe, La Salle Academy Healthy News