Welcome to St. Barnabas Hospital

For the past 27 years, Comité Noviembre, CN has celebrated Puerto Rican Heritage Month in this country. CN is a non-profit organization dedicated to commemorating and acknowledging the contributions Puerto Ricans have made to this city, state and nation. CN is composed of ten of the oldest and most prestigious Puerto Rican organizations in the country: ASPIRA of New York, el Museo del Barrio, Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, El Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños, El Puente, the Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly, LatinoJustice: PRLDEF, the National Institute for Latino Policy, the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights – Justice Committee, Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration and La Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular in Puerto Rico. This coordinating body plans and promotes CN’s annual programs and events.

The charge of CN is to create awareness of our rich culture, language, and heritage and to acknowledge and take ownership of it everyday but specifically during the month of November. Because of CN, November is our month to discuss all aspects and issues of our community – with respect, objectivity and pride.

For twenty-six years, CN, has created and developed programs all geared to the support and enhancement of educational opportunities and leadership development for Puerto Rican and Hispanic youth with a cultural twist. These programs are firmly rooted in the belief, that in order to succeed in life, you must pursue a higher education, give back to your community through volunteer efforts and know your cultural roots.

On behalf of CN, I am proud to welcome you to our website which provides the history of CN, its mission, programs and goals. It is our hope that this website will serve as an educational vehicle to all those searching for information on Puerto Rican history and culture especially educators and students and that you will learn about Puerto Rican pioneers and heroes. This website is a living breathing document, please visit often.

Teresa A. Santiago

Over the past 26 years CN has honored and recognized the best of our community. Visit the Awards section of our site to learn who has been a part of our annual celebration of Puerto Rican Heritage Month.

Megastar Jennifer Lopez receives 1991 CN Heritage Award from the legendary Miriam Colón, actress, founder & artistic director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater

*Click here for an updated listing of the 2007-2009 honorees

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE 2014 Premio Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE 2014 Scholarship Awards Program

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE Educational Trip to
Puerto Rico
"Buscando Nuestras Raices"

Download/view the
2013 Comite Noviembre
Calendar Journal