Strength for PR

A group of local Puerto Rican professionals in South Florida, Established PROFESA on April 28, 1999, a fill a void in the Puerto Rican community and help strengthen the existing community organizations in the area. It was inaugurated on October 16, 1999. In less than two years, PROFESA became one of the largest Puerto Rican organizations in South Florida and one of the most active in the community.


The meaning behind the word PROFESA is as follows: “PR” stands for Puerto Rican, “PROFES” is for professional, and the “A” stands for the association. Although PROFESA is a Spanish word, it can be easily pronounced in both English and Spanish. More importantly, its meaning: to “profess,” teach, or lead is what we envisioned for our organization.