Sandra Rivera

Welcome/Bienvenidos to the New York Chapter!

The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) is the only national non-profit, non-partisan, organization with chapters in cities across the U.S. dedicated to promoting the full participation of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic women in their economic, social and political life in the United States and Puerto Rico. NACOPRW's Mission is "Preserving Our Heritage and Rights Through Mentorship and Leadership for a Better Tomorrow." 

Launched in 1973, the New York Chapter has maintained a consistent and active membership of dynamic Puerto Rican women representing many government, law, education, finance, non-profit and business sectors across the New York City. As a volunteer-run organization, the Chapter conducts a variety of activities that address the needs and interests of our members and the larger community.

As for myself, I am Puerto Rican woman, born and raised in New York City, and an advocate for our people in need.  I obtained my degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with an Administrative Planning concentration for public works programs.  earned the Pratt Administrative planning Certification for their Masters Program and I've served as a Delegate for over 23 with my Local 371.


Maria T. Centeno

Honorary Ad Hoc President

Photo by Fonseca Photography