Our Story


The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD) was created in Perth Amboy, New Jersey by a group of concerned community leaders/professionals who sought to provide supportive services to disadvantaged Perth Amboy youth. In May 1974, PRAHD was incorporated as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and began to operate state funded anti-delinquency programming within Perth Amboy.

After the success of PRAHD’s youth services, the organization expanded into more comprehensive activities and re-dedicated its efforts towards ensuring the success and advancement of individuals in need. More than forty-five years later, PRAHD has grown into a thriving comprehensive human services agency that serves thousands of New Jersey residents throughout Middlesex, Monmouth, Union and Hudson counties.


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Our Services

PRAHD operates 12 programs across a wide spectrum of unmet human service needs which target education, housing, benefits access, youth development, preventative health, respite home care for the developmentally disabled and senior services. All agency programs integrate a variety of methodologies to maximize positive results and ensure sustainable social impact. Furthermore, all activities are designed to afford clients the opportunity to become self-sufficient allowing for the achievement of their personal, educational and financial goals. 

Our Goals

Mission & Vision

PRAHD is dedicated to developing human potential and promoting self-sufficiency through programs designed to improve the social, economic, health and educational status of the community in a culturally sensitive environment.

Complimentary to PRAHD’s mission, the organizational vision is to empower the individual to reach their highest potential and to participate meaningfully in their community. PRAHD is an active community provider and steward that constantly campaigns for the rights, dignity and betterment of impoverished individuals and communities. 

Our Sponsors

PRAHD Golf Outing

Hole-in-One Sponsor

PNC Bank

Eagle Sponsor

Hispanic Federation Logo

Birdie Sponsors

Provident Bank logo
United Healthcare logo

Our Fundraiser

Roberto Clemente Gala

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Our Services

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Our Supporters

Our Clients


"I’m very grateful for PRAHD and what they have done for my children."
Suehairy Mata
About Kids Club
"Dear teachers, thank you for being my guide. For your love and patience and the effort that you give every day so that we can learn more."
Esmerangely R.
About Mi Escuelita Preschool
"I try to use what I’ve learned to educate others and help them understand that women are the future."
Kaitlyn Estrada
About Entre Mujeres

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Course Description

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Course Curriculum

Course Fee: No Charge
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