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Puerto Rican Professional Association of  Rhode Island

Our Goal, Vision & Commitment

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"After my mother died, I wondered how I'd preserve our Puerto Rican culture; how I'd keep our traditions alive. PRPARI allows me to honor my mom and my birthplace."

Belen Florez, Founding Member

Upcoming Events

  • Jul 22, 5:00 PM
    Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    A free event to commemorate the Puerto Rican Constitution and provide much needed financial scholarships to youth entering college in the fall. Un evento gratuito conmemorando la constitución de Puerto Rico y dándole becas financieras a estudiantes entrando la Universidad en el otoño.
  • Jul 25, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    India Point Park, 225 India St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    The Puerto Rican festival returns summer of 2021! El festival Puerto Riqueño regresa el verano del 2021.
  • Apr 15, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Una conferencia virtual ayudando nos a navegar las dificultades que nuestros niños han o están experimentando por la pandemia del COVID-19. Tendremos a una maestra elemental, consejero y un epidemiólogo compartiendo estrategias y estadísticas sobre la situación.
  • Dec 25, 2020, 7:00 PM
    PRPARI is bringing JOY back this Christmas! We are partnering with local nonprofits to adopt 5 families for Christmas. Join our efforts by donating now. PRPARI va regresarle el gozo a esta Navidad! Estamos colaborando con organizaciones sin fines de lucro para adoptar 5 familias esta Navidad.


Your financial contribution is invaluable to us!  We are a network of volunteer professionals who empower local and migrant Puerto Ricans by fostering educational, career, financial, cultural, and social opportunities.  Please consider making a donation to support our mission!


Proyecto Siembra

The PRPARI Youth Scholarship is a one-time financial assistance award.  

The award:

  • recognizes academic achievement,

  • supports further education,

  • promotes community, cultural and civic engagement, 

  • fosters 21st Century Skills,

  • validates bilingualism, 

  • celebrates Puerto Rican cultural diversity, and 

  • acknowledges the contributions of Puerto Rican American youth in the schools and communities of the State of Rhode Island.

Become a Member

At PRPARI, members strengthen the association and our Rhode Island communities with their diverse expertise and backgrounds.  Membership fees are not required.  

The association is comprised of loyal, prolific, bilingual professionals who demonstrate commitment to the association’s goals and initiatives.   Members are proud to join efforts for the benefit of local and migrant Puerto Ricans, and for the benefit of our communities in the State of Rhode Island.

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