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Get to Know the Kinesis Foundation

Kinesis is an education non-profit foundation 501(c)3.

At Kinesis, we create the environment needed for students to find success, regardless of their socioeconomic status, from high school to the workforce.

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José A. Cruz Torres

Executive Director

Message from the Executive Director

We all acknowledge that Puerto Rico faces numerous challenges, but we firmly believe that the next generation of talented Puerto Rican youth will be the ones to address the island’s most pressing issues. Their optimism, energy, outstanding academic achievements, and relentless pursuit of their college dreams are the fuel our island urgently needs for the transformation required.

I owe a great debt of gratitude to programs like Kinesis. Despite coming from a low-income background as the son of a single mother, I managed to study at one of the most competitive universities in the world, Harvard.

My story, and the stories of our students, are made possible thanks to people like you who contribute generously, empowering the future of many young students.

It is an incredible honor for me to join the Fernández family, the Board, the staff, the students, the parents, and our supporters in the ongoing mission to impact, empower, and transform the lives of our students, enabling them to contribute to the development of Puerto Rico.



In 1984, Mr. José Enrique Fernández, founder of Kinesis, established a fund to provide scholarships to Puerto Rican students studying at the University of Notre Dame, his alma mater.

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Bright Stars prepares talented high school students who have financial needs to enroll in top universities in the United States and
Puerto Rico.

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The Kinesis Scholarship supports students financially until they complete their college degree, and we provide them with resources to prepare to join the workforce.

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