The New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc.

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Welcome

dara

Dear Friends,  

I welcome all of you to our website, which is a tribute to our non-profit organization whose mission is the advancement of Puerto Rican/Hispanic women through higher education.  The League’s motto is:  “EDUCATE A WOMAN AND YOU EDUCATE A FAMILY.”

We are happy to announce that our 2017 College Awards Gala Dinner Dance will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at the Marina Del Rey in the Bronx, from 6pm to 10pm.  Further information can be found under the EVENTS section of our website, from which you can download our Dinner Dance Response Card.  Our Commemorative Jounal Ad Form can be downloaded from our SPONSORSHIP section.  

Members of the League will be entitled to a $100 discount off the Gala ticket price, and a Membership Application form can be downloaded from our MEMBERSHIP section.

At this Gala, we will present 10 College Award scholarships to Puerto Rican/ Hispanic undergraduate women selected for their academic excellence and service to the community.  Five of these College Awards are financed by the League’s chief sponsor for the past nine years:  the New York Yankees, to whom we are most grateful.

2017 NYLPRW, INC. SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:

Liana Amadeo Nyack College Barbara Robles Boricua College
Yamilet Cortes Gil Bard College Leilani Roman Lehman College
Luz E.  Lopez College of Westchester Adelaida Rosario Hostos Community College
Jessica Martinez Lehman College Iris J. Rosario New Jersey Institute of Technology
Chasity Renta Lehman College Kaitlin Rosario Boricua College

We are proud to have the following role models as our Gala honorees:

2017 HONOREES: 

WOMAN OF THE YEAR:  Evelyn DeJesus, UFT, Vice President for Education

MAN OF THE YEAR:  Dr. José Luis Cruz, President, Lehman College

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD:  Debra Martinez, President, Grand Council of Hispanic Societies in Public Service

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:  Dr. Victor Alicea, President, Boricua College

BUSINESS WOMAN AWARD:  Margie Santos, President/CEO, Synergy Network Worldwide

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD:  Tino Hernandez, President / CEO, Samaritan Daytop Village

SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONOREES:

Bill Aguado, Executive Director, Bronx Council on the Arts (retired)

Beatriz Ahorrio, Director of Registration & Assessments, Boricua College

Pastor Jonathan Roque, Bishop, Council of Christian Churches international

I am also so very proud to announce that the New York League of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. has made history by being the very first Puerto Rican/Hispanic women’s organization to be honored by the New York Yankees, six years in a row, at their Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, in on-field ceremonies at Yankee Stadium, from 2011 through 2016.  We have also posted a picture of the September 9, 2016 event on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nylprwinc.  This recognition of the League, underscores the Yankees’ commitment to the League’s mission.

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/Hispanic undergraduate women with a GPA of 3.0 and no failing grades.  

We present these scholarships 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.

Con Cariño,

Dara Lustgarten, President

- Educate a woman, and you educate a family -

2016 COLLEGE AWARD RECIPIENTS: studentsLaura Aguilera, University of Buffalo

Yachira Camacho, York College

Alicia Chevalier, Nyack College

Michelle Endara, Boricua College

Ashely Gonzalez, College of Westchester

Samara Lugo, College of Staten Island

Eunice Melendez, Bor. Man. Commty. College

Marilyn Rodriguez, Nyack College

Eva Soto, Boricua College

Xylina Ulloa, Buffalo State College (absent)

 

 




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