PRCC is named after Juan Antonio Corretjer, the celebrated Puerto Rican national
poet and one of the most significant political theorists of the 20th century.
It serves as a place where people gather to: address critical problems confronting
the community; recover their history, and share in the music, poetry, and drama
of the Puerto Rican people at home and throughout the Diaspora.
educates, organizes, and struggles for the social, economic, and political
empowerment of Puerto Ricans within a context that is holistic in nature and
organic in form. All of the PRCC’s programs encourage participants to think critically
about their reality and to promote an ethics of self-reliance based on social responsibility.
The programs enhance diverse issues that include wellness, social, educational,
cultural, and quality of life matters for Puerto Rican/Latino and other marginalized
communities. Our programs take on HIV/AIDS, education, literacy, housing,
homophobia, substance abuse, gang violence, teen pregnancy, police brutality,
racism, economic and community and business development, human rights violations, and the
devastation of generational trauma.
Our business programs, the Small Business Development program (SBDC) and the Neighborhood Business Development Center (NBDC), support small business growth and encourage entrepreneurship by providing bilingual (English/Spanish) business advising, training and necessary support at no cost.