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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



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



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 (
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
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:

For more information contact Lisa M. Rodriguez at

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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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


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