Hurricane Maria Relief Fund

          Just two days after Hurricane Maria entered through Puerto Rico destroying everything in its path, members of the diaspora have come together to find ways they could assist their friends and relatives. The American Red Cross has indicated that as generous as it may be to collect personal goods and donations, […]

UPRAA closes the year recognizing its Founding Members!

UPRAA Founding Members from left: Ms. Grace Dewan, Mr. Tomás Esterrich, Ms. Sara Clemente, Mr. Mario Acosta, Dr. Jacob Lozada, and Dr. Margarita Benítez.  During a special celebration at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, D,C., UPRAA celebrated its last event of the year with a well-deserved recognition of its founding members for their contributions and continued […]

Celebrating the contributions of our Puerto Rican diaspora to the Federal Government: An interview with Ileana Pérez Nieves

Out of the two million employees in the Federal Government, Hispanics represent only an 8.5% of the federal workforce, according to a report published by the Office of Personnel Management for fiscal year 2015. Despite the staggering numbers, there are Hispanics and Puerto Ricans in particular, who have become the epitome of federal service and […]