Tras la Tormenta: Puerto Rico One Year After Maria
Hon. Julia M. Nazario Fuentes, Mayor, Loiza, Puerto Rico
Dr. Nelson I. Colón Tarrats,
President & CEO,
Puerto Rico Community Foundation
Progreso Latino Fund Forum
Thursday, November 15, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
Program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Complimentary reception to follow.
Hurricane Maria caused an unprecedented level of destruction when it struck Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017. The aftershock has been a slow, painful recovery effort. Join us for a visionary and big-picture conversation about Puerto Rico’s future in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Come learn how the nonprofit and philanthropic communities have mobilized residents across the island and taken lead roles in building sustainable energy projects, housing reconstruction, economic development, and a major fundraising campaign on the island to equip 100 hospitals with electricity-producing micro-grids. Our distinguished speakers will share their unique perspectives on the future of Puerto Rico, their own sustainable renewal efforts, and discuss several unique community-based initiatives that demonstrate the resilience and determination of Puerto Ricans to stay and create a better future.
Special Announcement: The Progreso Latino Fund is issuing a $15,000 challenge match to provide a micro-grid for a community health facility on the island. Each unit costs $30,000 to fully equip a center and our goal is to fully sponsor one of the facilities. Please consider what you can do to support this vital work, and your gift, up to $1,000 will be matched.