The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc. (NACOPRW) was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1972. It was created as an organization to promote the full participation of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic women in their economic, social, and political life in the United States and Puerto Rico. Their mission statement is “Preserving our heritage and rights through mentorship and leadership for a better tomorrow”, which speaks to exactly what they do. They provide training, mentorship and leadership development through workshops and institutes during their annual convention, and through chapter programs. Their aims are justice and to give a voice to the preservation of civil, health, educational and other rights through the dissemination of information, networking, collaboration and advocacy with other national and local groups, and through education, celebration, community and civic involvement.


-Written by Lucien Mensah