Organizations sharing our mission, to serve you, our community.

I hope you and your families are staying safe. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Epifania Adames and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA). Our primary focus area is in the Bronx and it is geared it is geared towards providing legal eviction prevention services and social support to families and individuals who are at risk of losing their homes.

The Legal Services program at NAICA provides free legal representation in theI hope you and your families are staying safe. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Epifania Adames and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA). Our primary focus area is in the Bronx an Bronx Housing Court for low income tenants facing eviction. As many of you are aware, there is an eviction moratorium in place. Currently, the housing courts are closed.  Therefore, landlords cannot commence any new cases and there are no evictions. Many tenants do not know what is going on, or have questions about how the legal system works, especially during this time. Tenants with active court cases in the Bronx housing court may be confused and scared. We can help them and give them the guidance that they need.  NAICA is committed to providing services during this very difficult time.

We would appreciate your assistance with spreading the word that NAICA is open and is here offering support to families that are in need of legal and social services for their housing court cases. I have attached our flyer with information about our remote services in both Spanish and English. You can also find attached important information about how to start emergency HP actions for tenants that have emergency repairs such as a lack of heat and hot water.  Please use them and share them widely with your clients, members, and staff.


Take good care of yourself and your loved ones.


Thank you 

Epifania Adames, MBA

Community Outreach Coordinator

Neighborhood Association for Inter-Cultural Affairs, Inc. (NAICA)
3339 Park Ave
Bronx, New York 10456 
Tel: (718) 538-3344 Ext. 500
Cell: (631) 790-6255 


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Vision 2020, a "national coalition of organizations and individuals united in the commitment to achieve women's economic and social equality."  The Institute for Women's Health and Leadership within Drexel University College of Medicine, founded and administers this coalition.

Click upon their logo to learn more.

The National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) is a nonpartisan center established in 1982 in New York City, originally as the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy (IPR). NiLP provides a unique approach and voice to the policy analysis and advocacy needs of the Latino community in the United States. Originally focused on the Puerto Rican community, our work has grown organically to include all Latinos and has gone from a local to a national focus.

The Institute’s approach includes:
  • Focusing on the intersectionality of Latino policy issues.
  • The use of action-research as an organizing tool for advocacy.
  • A strategy that focuses on the development of local and state level strategies as the basis for national policy analysis and organizing.
  • The creative and aggressive use of the internet and the media as community education and organizing tools.
An emphasis on working in critical policy areas that are underdeveloped or not addressed in the Latino community.

The Campaign Finance Board is a nonpartisan, independent city agency that empowers New Yorkers to make a greater impact on their elections.

The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) administers one of the strongest, most effective campaign finance systems in the country. NYC’s matching funds program amplifies the voice of average New Yorkers in city elections by matching their small contributions with public funds. Click upon their logo to visit their website and learn more.

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda is a consortium made up of various organizations, whom like NACOPRW, serve the Hispanic Community. 

The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) was established in 1991 as a nonpartisan association of major Hispanic national organizations and distinguished Hispanic leaders from all over the nation.

NHLA’s mission calls for unity among Latinos around the country to provide the Hispanic community with greater visibility and a clearer, stronger influence in our country’s affairs. NHLA brings together Hispanic leaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issues affecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole.

Comité Noviembre

El Comité Noviembre has a long history of serving our communities.  Please visit their website by clicking their name above.  Also if you are interested you will find information about their scholarship offerings here.  Reminder: Scholarship application deadline: June 12, 2020!

El Centro provides a variety of community services which is both essential and irreplaceable.  They are a unique focus of Puerto Rican history, resources and culture.  Click upon their logo to learn more.

Los Borínqueneers

Veterans of the U.S. Army’s 65th Infantry Regiment, the unit of Puerto Rican soldiers that served in World War I, World War II and Korean War were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in a ceremony at Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol. These soldiers, known as the “Borínqueneers,” answered the nation’s call to serve at a time when the military was still segregated. They were the largest, longest standing and only active duty segregated Latino military unit in U.S. history.

Salvando Vidas Con J-CAP

SOMOS’ mission is to unite the Latino community and raise awareness, advocate and elevate social consciousness on public policy in collaboration with the New York State Assembly/Senate Puerto Rican & Hispanic Task Force; and to ensure the upward mobility of Latino youth through educational empowerment, mentoring programs and scholarships.  For more details click upon their logo.

PRIDA, Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts, is an organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Puerto Rican artists and the arts.

Since its inception in 1972, LCLAA has remained a grassroots organization driven and directed by Latino labor leaders who understand the importance of unionization in helping workers secure rights and protections on the job, empowering them to become voices for justice and change in their communities.

Click upon their logo to learn more about them. 

The Puerto Rican Bar Association has been in existence serving our communities since 1957.  Click upon their logo to visit their website and learn more.  They also have a scholarship program.  The deadline to submit applications to them is September 30, 2020.

El Taller serves the community in a variety of ways providing classes in Spanish, Music, Dance, Inglés (Classes in English for those who speak Spanish), and the internal martial art known as Ba Qua Zhang.

They also have classes for children an after school program, camp and other activities.  For further details, and schedules, click upon their logo to visit their website.