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From Washington, DC

Investing locally:

Friends of Puerto Rico is committed to Puerto Ricans on and off the island, including those here in our nation’s capital. In the Washington, D.C. area, Friends of Puerto Rico has organized mentorship programs for Hispanic youth, awarded scholarships to high-achieving low-income students, and provided evacuee recovery support for Puerto Ricans seeking refuge after Hurricane Maria.

Through local organizations demonstrated trailblazing thought leadership and impact within the DC community and in Puerto Rico pre and post Hurricane Maria. As Puerto Rico and the Caribbean rebuilds and recovers, Friends of Puerto Rico is advancing its impact to support the resilience of the Puerto Rican people and communities in Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and across the country.

Since the hurricane, Friends of Puerto Rico has not only worked on the front lines of disaster relief, but has also provided evacuee recovery for the many displaced families relocating in the DC area.

With a strong passion for providing educational opportunities, the organization has provided scholarships to low-income students, as well as mentoring for Hispanic youth living in the DC area.