MISSION STATEMENT

Iniciativa Acción Puertorriqueña (Puerto Rican Action Initiative) is a non-profit 501C3 organization founded in 2015 dedicated to the well-being and advancement of the Puerto Rican and Latino community of Florida through education and advocacy.


IniciativaAcción Puertorriqueña (IAP) acts and advocates on behalf of the community by: 


•Generating grassroots projects that address immediate needs in the areas of education, health care, housing, economic development and civic engagement, among others.

•Identifying and supporting emerging leaders from within our communities. 

•Building alliances with other community groups that work to improve the living and working conditions of working families and the disenfranchised.

image1

Board of Directors

OFFICERS


President:

Jimmy Torres-Vélez, Former Professor, University of Puerto Rico, 1199 Retiree Coordinator


Treasurer:

Julio Rocha, MBA, CEO of Rocha Financial and Business Influencer


Secretary:

Josie Medina, Ed.S, Sr. Dir, Multilingual Services, Orange County Public Schools  


MEMBERS AT LARGE


Nancy Morales-Benitez, Retired AFT National Representative

Rafael C. Benitez, Retired Economist & Educator 

Zulma Velez, Community Activist

Dr. Angel M. Torres, Psychologist and Orlando Police Chaplain

Rubén Cosme, Retired Journalist, El Nuevo Día

Ricardo Negron, Attorney, Community Activist

Eva Pagan Hill, Retired Community Activist