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In February 2024, Comité Noviembre established its Kindness Brigade. Comite Noviembre collected toys and delivered them to the students at Mt. Pleasant/Blythedale School in Valhalla. Thank you to Raesha and Principal Griselda Reyes for allowing Comite Noviembre to participate in this act of kindness.

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Comite Noviembre’s Scholars Corner

Amanda Cordero

2013 Comité Noviembre

Scholarship

 

Amanda Cordero received the Comité Noviembre Scholarship over 10 years ago. She is currently the Senior News Producer for 10 Tampa Bay, a CBS affiliate in Florida. She has won 2 Emmy awards, both for Breaking News. Now, she is nominated in three categories at the Florida News Awards.

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Comite Noviembre's Educational, Cultural and Humanitarian Trip 2024

Comite Noviembre 19TH EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL & VOLUNTEER

TRIP TO PUERTO RICO SEARCHING FOR OUR ROOTS

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - Wednesday, August 28, 2024

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I am so very proud of the following articles that appeared at the end of May in newspapers around Puerto Rico on the power and impact of our annual educational trip to Puerto Rico, Buscando Nuestras Raices.

 

It is because of your dedication and commitment to this trip that we can make a significant impact on our beloved island. Thank you so much for your continued support and for making the educational and humanitarian trip such a great success for both us and the wonderful people we have met and helped in Puerto Rico. 

 

San Juan Daily Star: New York-based PR diaspora group prepares for trip to island (sanjuandailystar.com)
Periodico Vision: Rumbo a PR miembros voluntarios de la diáspora puertorriqueña en EU | Periodico Vision          
Foro noticioso: Rumbo a Puerto Rico miembros voluntarios de la diáspora puertorriqueña en Estados Unidos | Foro Noticioso Puerto Rico
Facebook: (6) islanewspr.com - ORGANIZACIÓN “COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE” CON SEDE EN NUEVA... | Facebook
Es Noticia PR: Comité Noviembre se prepara para llevar a cabo su viaje anual a Puerto Rico | Es Noticia PR
El Diario La Prensa: Comité Noviembre de NY se prepara para viaje anual a Puerto Rico para impulsar proyectos económicos y de justicia social - El Diario NY

                               
                                          Scholar's Corner

Comité Noviembre’s Scholarships Campaign

Want to Help Fund More Incredible Scholars?

Click below for the Scholarship Campaign Form & Guidelines:

https://files.constantcontact.com/10071cb6701/1fd0621d-695b-48c8-b6f0-2dd155b8e89c.pdf

For more information contact Lisa M. Rodriguez at

cn.scholarship@gmail.com

Testimonial from a former Comite Noviembre Scholar Dominick Torres

Amanda Cordero received the Comite Noviembre Scholarship over 10 years ago. She is currently the Senior News Producer for 10 Tampa Bay, a CBS affiliate in Florida. She has won 2 Emmy awards, both for Breaking News.

George Daniel is one of Comite Noviembre's 2023 scholars. He attends Monroe College in New Rochelle, New York. George participated in the Culinary Institute of New York Competition and received the Silver Medal for participation in an ACF Sanctioned Culinary Competition on December 2, 2023. Students compete not against each other, but for themselves. They compete in their skills. Medals are given after each student's dish is judged by the judges, on the taste and presentation of the dish. Below he is pictured with his father George Santiago and his mother Maria Diaz Santiago.

Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE

MES DE LA HERENCIA PUERTORRIQUEÑA

PUERTO RICAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

LO MEJOR DE NUESTRA COMUNIDAD AWARD

 

NOMINATION FORM

 

2024

 

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2024

 

2024 applications will be accepted ONLY by email

nydiaedge@gmail.com and stfigs74@gmail.com

PURPOSE

Each year, Comité Noviembre recognizes outstanding individuals who are making a difference in the Puerto Rican community–men, women, seniors, and youths who through the conviction of their character devote their talents to empowering others and making a positive impact in their respective communities. The purpose of this award is to acknowledge and pay tribute to exceptional Puerto Ricans who are usually our unsung heroes.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  1. Candidate must be Puerto Rican or of Puerto Rican descent.

  2. The accomplishments and contributions of the candidate must directly affect the Puerto Rican community.

  3. Candidates must be agents of change, advocates, or risk takers, individuals who empower others by action and/or help to build organizational capacity.

  4. There is no age limit on candidates.

 

GUIDELINES

  1. The Puerto Rican Heritage Month Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award is given to an individual, based on that individual's personal achievements and commitment. It is not given to groups of people, organizations or as a memorial award to people who have died.

  2. Letter of nomination and support should highlight why the individual is being recommended for this recognition, how long the nominator has known the candidate and the specific contributions this individual has made to the betterment and enhancement of the Puerto Rican community. The accomplishments listed should not be part of the candidate’s job responsibilities.

  3. The nominator should address any significant obstacles overcome by the candidate (if any) and give example(s) of the candidate going beyond the call of duty.

  4. Candidates should represent a cross section of the Puerto Rican community: educators, health providers, artists, community organizers and activists, business professionals, volunteers, etc.

  5. A complete nomination file includes: an application form, a letter of nomination, letter of support, and a photograph.

  6. The nomination file must be received by E-MAIL ONLY BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2024.

  7. The recipients of the Lo Mejor de Nuestra Comunidad Award will be informed by FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2024.

 

NOMINATION FILE MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AND SENT BY E-MAIL:

 

  1. A complete nomination form

  2. Letter of Nomination

  3. Letter of support for the candidate

  4. Photograph of the candidate

 

 

PLEASE SEND COMPLETED NOMINATION FORM BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2024 TO:

nydiaedge@gmail.com and stfigs74@gmail.com

 

You can download application by visiting our website at http://www.comitenoviembre.org 

 

For more information please call: (917) 691-7887 or (516) 852-4759

COMITÉ NOVIEMBRE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS

ASPIRA of New York, Inc.

CENTRO de Estudios Puertorriqueños/Hunter College, CUNY

El Museo del Barrio 

Eugenio María de Hostos Community College, CUNY

Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly

Fundación Nacional para la Cultural Popular

La Casa de la Herencia Cultural Puertorriqueña, Inc.

National Conference of Puerto Rican Women – NY Chapter

Puerto Rican Flags Up

Institute for the development of the Arts, PRIDA

White Plains Puerto Rican Cultural Committee

Scholars Corner

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Ayiana Davis Polen is a senior at Spelman College double majoring in Sociology and Anthropology and Music Performance (Piano concentration) with a minor in Spanish. At Spelman College, Ms. Davis Polen is actively involved in community service and campus organizations. She is the site lead and a reading guide with the SpelREADS Literacy Program and volunteers at Infinite Possibilities International.

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Georgina Santiago is one of our lovely scholars who aspires to be a professional writer. She is an English Major and minors in Women and Gender studies.

2022 CN scholar Georgina Santiago, a Sophomore at Lehman College, majoring in Education and Minoring in Women and Gender Studies finds time to explore her creative side by practicing freelance VFX and creative makeup. Please follow her on Instagram @ginaslookss

Maui Fundraiser

In case you missed it

The fundraiser raised an estimated $7000.

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Comite Noviembre Women's Legacy Award

Comite Noviembre Women's Legacy Award Ceremony. Look at all the wonderful people who came out to celebrate with the 2024 Honorees Suleika Cabrera Drinane, Julia Rosario Jorge, and Dolores Roque.

Boricua College is currently hosting the Comite Noviembre Traveling Poster Exhibit

Guest at the CN Traveling Poster Exhibit Opening Ceremoney reflects on her connection to the posters

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Comite Noviembre participated in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Read more about it below:

 

Comité Noviembre de NY se prepara para viaje anual a Puerto Rico para impulsar proyectos económicos y de justicia social - El Diario NY

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Comité Noviembre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to commemorate and acknowledge all aspects of Puerto Rican life from the social and cultural to the educational, economic, and political. 

Message from the Chairwoman – Teresa A. Santiago

As we commemorate our thirty-seventh year of celebrating, promoting, educating, and acknowledging, Puerto Rican culture, history and people and the outstanding contributions and impact on this nation and world, we ask, “Where is the respect?”

Our theme this year, “Puerto Rico no se vende, se ama se protege y se defiende…Puerto Rico is not for sale. It is loved, protected, and defended” continues to be a call to action for all Puerto Ricans, the Diaspora specifically who have the power to affect change by their vote! There are local elections this year and national elections next November – we want respect and change for our communities here and in Puerto Rico -we need to vote.

Thirty-seven Years and Counting…

Established in 1987, Comité Noviembre is a nonprofit organization that commemorates and pays tribute to the contributions Puerto Ricans have made to this nation. It supports educational opportunities for youth through college scholarships, promotes, acknowledges, creates awareness, and takes ownership of our rich culture, language, and history. Comité Noviembre creates open forums to discuss critical issues affecting the Puerto Rican community— specifically in the areas of education, youth leadership development, health, politics, and civic involvement. Comité Noviembre seeks to institutionalize November as Puerto Rican Heritage Month throughout the United States which it has successfully done for the past 37 years.  

Comité Noviembre is the only collaboration of its kind in the United States that brings together the collective talents and resources of the following Puerto Rican organizations: ASPIRA of New YorkCentro de Estudios Puertorriqueños at Hunter College (CUNY)El Museo del BarrioEugenio Maria de Hostos Community College (CUNY)Institute for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly (IPR/HE)La Casa de la Herencia Cultural PuertorriqueñaLa Fundación Nacional para la Cultura PopularJustice Committee: NCPRRPuerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts (PRIDA), and The White Plains Puerto Rican Cultural Committee.

 

This coordinating body plans and promotes Comité Noviembre’s annual programs and events. With the continued network support of past members like Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education, Centro de El Puente, LatinoJustice: PRLDEF, Música de Camara, National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW), and National Institute for Latino Policy, Comité Noviembre has the combined network and outreach potential of over 800,000 people through its member lists and internet capabilities.

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

Siempre p'alante,

Teresa A. Santiago

Chairwoman

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