Board Chair  /  Mildred Allen, Ph. D.  ·  1st Vice-Chair  /  Sonia Villanueva  ·  2nd Vice-Chair  /  Leunice Roberts  ·  Secretary  /  Angelina Cabrera  ·  Treasurer  /  John Roberts  ·  Board Member  / María Dávila-Peguero


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In 1960 the Puerto Rican Family Institute was established as a volunteer effort by a group of twenty Puerto Rican social workers. Led by Agustin Gonzalez, they shared a dream: to establish a service program to prevent the disintegration of Puerto Rican migrant families who lived in New York City. The Institute was incorporated in 1962 as an anti-poverty program.

In 1964 their vision became a reality with a demonstration grant from the Office of Economic Opportunity which established the “Program to Preserve the Integration of the Puerto Rican Migrant Family.” The Institute became one of the first citywide agencies to start serving the Puerto Rican community. During this period, paths were forged to broaden service delivery to other Hispanic groups.

“Nulla At Nulla Justo, Eget Luctus Tortor. Nulla Facilisi. Duis Aliquet Egestas Pur us In Blandit. Curabitur Vulputate, Ligula Lacinia Scelerisque”

PRFI Board of Directors provides leadership and legal & fiscal responsibility for all programs and services.

List Board Members:

Mildred Allen, Ph.D.

Board Chair

John Robert

1st Vice Chair

Sonia Villanueva

2nd Vice Chair

Angelina Cabrera


Afua Atta-Mensah

Board Member

Ieunice Roberts

Board Member

María Dávila-Peguero

Board Member

President – Hope for Families and Children Foundation, Inc.