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.
Our Annual Roberto Clemente Gala honors the legacy of Roberto Clemente, a true humanitarian, and celebrates the wonderful work PRAHD does each and every day. Clemente was quoted as once saying, “There’s no difference between you and me. You need something, a glove, a place to live, you let me know.” Over the course of 48 years, PRAHD has consistently provided exceptional and meaningful services to our community. As a human service agency, we operate with Clemente’s mindset, you need something, you let me know. We touch thousands of lives every year, and our staff is often faced with difficult and challenging circumstances presented by individuals facing life altering obstacles. The pandemic exponentially increased the needs in our community and PRAHD rose to the occasion.
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.
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