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PO Box 943
c/o Rory Angulo

Simsbury
Connecticut 06070
USA

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Programs: APAPRO Scholarship Program

Mission:
The Association of Peruvian American Professionals works to improve educational opportunities, professional development and cultural awareness to empower the Peruvian-American and Latino Community to reach their fullest potential.
Results:
2010 Highlights

- APAPRO Monthly e-Newsletter
- Nominated APAPRO member, Melanie Dias, as APAPRO 2010 Exemplary Mother to be recognized in the community.
- Partnered with Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art to host the first Greater Hartford Children's Latino Film Festival showcasing quality, independent and international Latino themed children's films, shorts, animations, and documentaries.
- Received grants from the following organizations/companies: The Greater Hartford Arts Council, Peru Opportunity Fund, State Farm Companies Foundation, and Hispanics in Philantrophy
- Hosted a luncheon with Dr. Salomon Lerner, former President Emeritus of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) and former president of the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
- Organized a Flood Relief Effort to collect non-perishable food, clothing, and monetary donations for the victims of the floods in Cuzco, Peru. Father Michael Sequeira of St. Mary's Church of Visitation in Clinton along with a group of 45 people went to traveled to Cuzco, Peru to distribute the donations to those in most need.
-Partnered with Allpacuna Foundation on the "Campaign Bridge to Peru 2010" to collect clothing and blankets for those affected by the cold weather that swept through southern Peru.
- Supported Peruvian Consulate of Hartford on the Peru's Independence Day Celebration at the Learning Corridor Center
- 4th Annual School Drive
- 6th Annual Taste of Peru & Scholarship Fundraiser


2009 Highlights

- Partnered with the Hispanic Studies Program at Trinity College to host the first APAPRO Teacher's Conference: Incorporating Peru into the Curriculum.
- Peru's Independence Day Gala Dinner
- Hartford's Mayor Eddie Perez recognizes APAPRO for our work in community development.
- Partnered with Hartford Public Library to host a FREE Financial Aid (FAFSA) workshop in Spanish
- Received grant from Hispanics in Philantrophy for Board Development
- Volleyball Tournament Scholarship Fundraiser
- Awarded three $1000 Scholarship to outstanding Latino students from CT
- Redesigned APAPRO website and added two domain names to www.apapro.org, www.peruvianprofessionals.com and www.americanperuvians.com

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04/01/11
I know some of APAPRO members for quite some time now and I think they a great bunch a guys who like to help the community here in Hartford CT. During the year, they organize pisco sour get-togethers to raise funds for the Scholarship for the needy Latinos from the community. They have helped and ... more »
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