Friday with Friends of Puerto Rico

N° 1 - June, 2023


Hi Friend,

Grab your cup of Café AMA Love coffee and see what we've been doing for the community!



Youth Entrepreneurs Create 33 New Businesses

Friends of Puerto Rico celebrated the graduation of its third cohort of the SEEDS youth entrepreneurship program on May 20th at the Aguadilla Business Center. A panel of judges evaluated six fully operational business projects to select the SEEDS Empresa De Oro award. The event also featured a market where supporters could meet the entrepreneurs and buy their products.

SEEDS Graduation
Empresa de Oro winner
Teachers and SEEDS program facilitator
Julio Roldán and FoPR team

Friends of Puerto Rico is selected by "Innovations of the World"

Friends of Puerto Rico is recognized among the top 100 innovators in cities worldwide in the "Innovate" series. The organization was selected by Innovations of the World to be featured in their upcoming book from the "Innovate" series.

Volunteers at Fordham

More news:

  • Friends of Puerto Rico was chosen for the WeServeFellows 2023 Program: click here
  • WORA TV interviewed two of our youth entrepreneurs from the SEEDS Program: click here to watch
  • SEEDS students from Flor de Loto honored soldiers on Memorial Day with handmade cards: click here

Success Stories

"The SEEDS program helped me grow little by little through Café Ama"

- Shaddai González

(SEEDS graduate and creator of Shaddai’s Limbers.)


Upcoming events


Intellectual Property with Carla Ferrari

July 12, 3PM

At Aguadilla Business Center



Events by our partners


  • Tu Camino Empresarial by Colmena66

Mayagüez Resort & Casino, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

June 29th, 9 a.m.


Register here


  • We Mean Business, Part 2

The Royal Sonesta San Juan, Carolina, Puerto Rico.

September 13 · 6pm - September 16 · 3pm

From $44.06

Register here


With gratitude, 

Angelique Sina & the team at Friends of Puerto Rico 


Your support has allowed for the growth of the island and the safeguarding of our entrepreneurs and small business owners. Thank you for trusting us to do the work that needs to be done in Puerto Rico.  

Friends of Puerto Rico is an approved non-profit organization by Puerto Rico's Treasury Department (Hacienda) under section 1101.01(a)(2) which qualifies for both Act 60 formerly: 20/22 annual contributions and a charitable organization with a 501(c)(3) under the IRS.

Platinum Transparency 2022 seal - Candid

We earned a 2022 Platinum Seal with Candid. Check out our Nonprofit Profile to learn more and make a difference with your support.


Friends of Puerto Rico
PO Box 1437  | Aguadilla, Puerto Rico 00605
+1 (888)-778-7284 |


1050 30TH ST NW
Washington, DC 20007

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