Gerardo Lebrón, 26, from San Germán, Puerto Rico
Cerro Calero Community, Aguadilla, PR.
Transform one of the community’s abandoned structures into a hostel.
– Work hand-in-hand with Billy Joe, the community’s respected artist, and offer the proper training for hostel management.
– Use Billy Joe’s artistic works and talents to decorate and create the ambient of the hostel.
– Have inclusivity of other residents as core element of the transformation process.
The community has reactivated the rest of the forsaken structures, creating themselves jobs around a grassroots tourism industry that respects the community’s integrity.
Cerro Calero is a community of humble characters eager for opportunities. Located in Aguadilla, one of the most strategic tourist destinations of Puerto Rico, it has more than ten (10) forsaken houses and structures, and it’s oppressed by a blindfolded, savaged capitalist mindset exerted by it’s municipal administration.
We seek to change this, starting with the transformation of an abandoned house into a hostel managed by locals. No, we are not into gentrification. We will pursue a process that protects and fosters the community’s passions, culture, and integrity.
To start off, we need to sale 250 t shirts. If you feel this is something that needs to be done and that serves the common well being, wear one of our arts and share our project.