The New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. is proud to announce that on October 11, 2014, we presented a record number of 16 College Awards to Puerto Rican undergraduate women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community. Five of these College Awards were financed by our chief sponsor for the past six years: the New York Yankees, to whom we are most grateful. Our event took place at our College Awards Presentation Brunch held at Spoto’s Italian Restaurant in the Bronx. A picture of our 2014 College Awards recipients can be seen on our College Award page in this web site.
We are also proud to report that the League made history by being the very first Puerto Rican/Hispanic women’s organization to be recognized and honored by the New York Yankees, four years in a row. The League was presented with their 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Hispanic Heritage Month Community Achievement Award In Education, in on-field ceremonies at Yankee Stadium. This recognition of the League, underscores the Yankees’ commitment to the League’s mission to empower Puerto Rican women through higher education.
Pictured are the five College Award Recipients sponsored by the Yankees together with the NYLPRW, Inc. President, Dara Lustgarten:
The League’s focus is on the Puerto Rican woman and her ability to provide a better life for herself and her family by obtaining a college degree. The League strives to offer, annually, College Awards of $1,000.00 each to Puerto Rican undergraduate women with a GPA of 3.0 and no failing grades. The League believes that if you educate a woman, you educatef a family.
We do this by depending solely on the support and generosity of the community, since we do not receive any government grants. Our goal is to increase the number of College Award recipients each year. In order to do so, we look to the generosity of our friends, members, supporters, contributors and sponsors to accomplish this goal. The League asks that you spread the word throughout the community about our College Awards Program so that all eligible students can apply.
We welcome you to explore our web site for information on past College Award recipients, Gala Dinner Dances, and the Sponsorship / Contribution Form and College Award Application Form, both of which can be downloaded. We encourage you to join the League in support of our College Awards Program, as a Member, Sponsor and/or Contributor, and to participate in our activities. No contribution is too small.
We trust that you will continue to be one of our loyal supporters, and please accept our heartfelt thanks for your gracious generosity.
Dara Lustgarten, President