About Christ for the Poor

Founded by Alejandro Torres in February 2007, Christ for the Poor (CFP) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit educational and poverty relief organization whose goal is to assist the poor in countries devastated by war and hunger.

Alejandro believes that the best way to improve the quality of life of the poor is to empower young people, their families, and communities through education. In his world travels, he has seen the effects of poverty and injustice first hand. Born in a humble family where he had to work as a child to help his parents in their small business, Alejandro knows the value of work and education. 

His vision is to help young people in Central, South American and Caribbean communities by building schools and institutes that offer opportunities for overcoming the challenges of poverty and injustice.

CFP's has offices in Puerto Rico, Nicaragua and Florida. In addition to the valuable support of our staff and our boards, we have several collaborators that continually work to implement new ideas for our programs.

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Our Board of Directors

The CFP Board oversees the work of the organization. The members of the CFP Board are:
  • President and Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Alejandro Torres
  • Vice-President and Executive Director: Mr. Arlex A. Cardona
  • Treasurer and financial chief officer: Mr. Bethman Nieto
  • Secretary: Ms. Rose Gonzalez
  • Spiritual Director: Fr. Jiobani Batista
  • Prof. Sylvia Lanza
Our Advisory Executive Board
  • Dr. Christian Aquino, Ph.D. in Education
  • Prof. Maria Gonzalez, BS in Health Education, MS in Psychology, LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
  • Rodolfo Vargas IV, MS, D.Min (cand.) - Executive Director of the Northeast Hispanic Catholic Center
  • Teresita de La Masa, MSW - Executive Director of Amor en Accion, President of the United States Catholic Mission Association
  • Dr. Armando Garcia, MD
  • Bishop Eric Marinez, BA, MA, OSB - Priest and Bishop of the Old Catholic Church
  • Dr. Alicia Marill, BA, MA, D. Min.
  • Deacon Juan Carlos Ortiz Vasquez – Vocal (Colombia)- Vocals
  • Deacon Hernan Dario Ruiz – Vocal (Colombia)-Vocals

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They looked unto him and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed. This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
Psalm: 34:5, 6