Learning Opportunities Studying Change and Scope

From May to July, we have 4-5 spaces for a practice and learning workshop on the program monitoring technique known as Most Significant Change.

These spaces are for university students with writing skills who are interested in gaining field experience by representing different voices and points of view in short narratives. They will also have the opportunity to observe how a group reacts to the narratives. The opportunity includes several foundational workshops, reviewing a case in use, collaboratively designing another, practical opportunities, and the chance to delve deeper into this technique with Dr. Julie Solomon.

It is estimated that each student must have at least 20 hours available. Depending on the student's commitment, educational stipends averaging $250 per student are available.

If you are interested in learning more, register your interest by completing this form:



Dialogue on Recovery Programs

A transdisciplinary investigation on the distribution of emergency and recovery funds and their impact on poverty and health.


  • Economist, Dr. Antonio Fernós Sagebien, associate professor, Interamerican University
  • Anthropologist, Dr. Laura Gorbea, Puerto Rico Public and Applied Social Sciences Workshop
  • Public Health Specialist, Dr. Alison Chopel

Discussion Panel

  • Lic. José Baquero, FEMA
  • Eng. Manuel Laboy, COR 3
  • Dr. José Castro, Senate Health Commission
  • Dr. Linda Colón, sociologist
  • Idamis de Jesús, Senior Emergency Management Specialist for COVID-19 for the Caribbean
  • Orlando Pagán, liaison to the Resident Commissioner

It will be broadcast live on the internet and questions will be requested for use in the roundtable.

List of shared presentations:

Presentation of Findings and Recommendations by Fernós, Gorbea, and Chopel

Donate and Support: Hogar Cuna San Cristobal

grid layout interface for a case management system

At PR PASS Workshop, we are committed to training and technological development of non-profit organizations. In 2019, PR PASS Workshop granted a technology incentive to Hogar Cuna San Cristobal. Following a participatory design process, the Home defined the project's goal as digitizing the social service and welfare reports that are provided daily at the Home. Now that this project has been successfully completed, Hogar Cuna San Cristobal is looking to boost its transformation process again. At present, they have communicated two areas of action:

Creating PASSports to Knowledge

At the Puerto Rico Public and Applied Social Sciences Workshop we are inspired by all the amazing work that happens everyday on the Island. We are social scientists, technologists, artists, community leaders, civic minded professionals and students that come together to advance the resilience and growth of non-profit organizations through capacity building projects. Our projects are designed with the entities we serve, incorporating participatory action research. Mindful of the social ecology needed to ensure the sustainable development, we craft experiential learning opportunities into every project and collaborate in the production and dissemination of local knowledge in the applied social sciences, culture and the humanities. In this way, each project builds bridges between pools of knowledge, or PASSports for the frequent exchange of knowledge.

A New Way to Give: Building Networks of Support

¿Ever get a gift you never got around to use? ¿A gym membership, to which you never have time to go? ¿A new device or gadget that seemed promising but you forgot how to use it or can't seem integrate into your routine? Similarly, donating a computer or a software program, for example, may hold the potential of great change, but on its own lacks the ability to generate change. Introduction of new technologies requires trained users. But even after a training session, everyday challenges and pressures often get in the way of implementing the change envisioned. At PR PASS Workshop we seek to address the reality on the ground, where gifts and donations need follow-up to reach their full potential. So we got together to work on a new way to express our solidarity and support to the organizations providing direct services.