Message from Chapter President
It is an honor for us to welcome you to our NACOPRW Northern Illinois Chapter family! Our various chapters and their members are part of an organization that is dedicated to serving the Hispanic community; an association promoting the civic and cultural participation of Puerto Rican and other Latina women in their economic, social and political life in the United States and Puerto Rico.
In 1972, a group of Puerto Rican women met in Washington, D.C. and made a commitment to support women’s rights and promote the equal participation of Puerto Rican and Latina women in the economic, social, and political life of the United States. This historic moment marked the birth of the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, Inc.,( NACOPRW). The founding members were: Aida Berio; Ledia Bernal; Rafaela Diaz; Lila Dominguez; Adrienne Dominguez; Ileana Herrel; Isabel Lee; Argelia Leon: Carmen Maymi: Carmen Monore; Leonor Munoz; Dora Strope; Mayda Colon Tsaknisry; dorcas Vancil and Paquita Vito. Over the years, chapters have been chartered and history made throughout the United States through all the contributions made by all those that are considered our NACOPRW sisters at the local and national level.