PUERTO RICO RISE UP, INC

"We are stronger together."

aka PRRU   |   INDIANAPOLIS, IN   |  WWW.PUERTORICORISEUP.ORG

Mission

Puerto Rico Rise Up, Inc. is committed to empowering and uplifting our people to achieve equitable opportunities to secure a sustainable future through solidarity.

Ruling year info

2017

Chief Executive Officer

Karen Caraballo Psy.D.

President, Board of Directors

Sara I. Diaz MD

Main address

1075 BROAD RIPPLE AVENUE SUITE #270

INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46220 USA

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EIN

82-3304528

NTEE code info

Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services (M20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Economic Development (S30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our purpose is to bring help and comfort to underserved communities in Puerto Rico. We pledge to advocate for equitable rebuilding and foster self-reliance by collaborating with local, established organizations to provide aid, support and disaster relief. Our network of doctors and volunteers are committed to uplifting and renewing Puerto Rico.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disaster Relief Program

Response & Preparedness Missions
Response efforts to catastrophic situations providing humanitarian aid to communities who’ve suffered major disruptions to their social patterns.

Program initiatives include:
Community Helpers
To respond quickly when a disaster strikes, deploying an army of volunteers to come alongside the community to bring immediate relief and compassion to those affected by the disaster/emergency.

Alimentos Para Mi Gente
With the support of community leaders, food boxes get distributed to vulnerable families.

Mental Health
Continuing efforts of providing medical equipment and medical supplies the Emergency Management office as well as other initiatives to support the people of Vieques.

Hurricane Preparedness
Hurricane Preparedness and Safety education efforts via social media and online training sessions.

Population(s) Served

Recovery & Rehabilitation Missions
Process of stabilization of disaster conditions and restauration of normal community activities.

Program Initiatives include:
Vieques Medical & Community Aid
Continuing efforts of providing medical equipment and medical supplies the Emergency Management office as well as other initiatives to support the people of Vieques.

Coquí Education
To offer support to students among hardships and through obstacles.

ResiliArte
Mental Health relief to underserved communities through music, paint and theater therapy.

Florece Community Gardens
To build a floral and vegetable patch in kids shelters to promote sustainability and nature conservation.

Caravana NaviDar
To give joy and wellbeing with gifts and Christmas cheer.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Adults
Victims of disaster
Economically disadvantaged people
Children and youth
Adults
Victims of disaster

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We envision a self-reliant and robust Puerto Rican society where everyone is able to thrive and lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life.

*Educate and train organization staff and community leaders with knowledge and skills to better serve communities.

*Establish alliances and collaborations with other community organizations and the private sector to gain access to capital, tools and knowledge.

*Maintaining communication channels open and active with community leaders and participants of our grants to ensure the quality and relevance of organizational efforts.
Channel goods and services offered by employees through community leaders and volunteers to ensure that communities receive them.

The organization's staff and volunteers are comprised of doctors of varying specializations including psychologists and professionals in business. Our well-rounded approach fulfills the communities biophysical, environmental and social needs to foster evenhanded opportunities, economic growth, and human prosperity. Thus, reinforcing these values from one generation to the next, will move the Puerto Rican community towards a successful future. We emphasize protecting the community to meet their needs, rather than satisfying peoples preferences.

During the past 4 years, PRRU has helped communities in Puerto Rico overcoming disasters and humanitarian crises.

PRRU continues helping vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico, as they recover from the disasters and devastation.

In 2020, together we:

*Responded with $62k aid and relief to the January 2020 earthquake epiphany.

*Supplied aid in the form of PPE to thousands of health workers island wide.

*Provided over 42k protective masks and face shields to health workers & institutions throughout the island.

*Distributed over 89k fresh food and local produce boxes in vulnerable communities, impacting over 323k people island wide.

*Allocated $15k in medical & humanitarian supplies for the island of Vieques.

*Supported at risk students with materials and school supplies for the academic year.

*Celebrated and gifted 1,600 children, youth, and older adults in the Caravana Navidar.

*Dedicated $32k to our Back to School initiative that supported at risk students with materials and school supplies for the academic year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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PUERTO RICO RISE UP, INC

Board of directors
as of 11/19/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

DR. SARA I. DIAZ VALENTIN

REID HEALTH, RICHMOND, IN

Term: 2017 -


Board co-chair

DR. LINKA MATOS

REGENERATIVE & PAIN MEDICINE CLINIC, SAN JUAN, PR

Term: 2017 -

CAROLINA REVERON ARIAS, MD

TUFTS MEDICAL CENTER, BOSTON, MA

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/09/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.