La Borinqueña Awards $10,000 Grants!


With the support of thousands of people like you, purchases from Ricanstruction have supported the La Borinqueña Grants Program. Our comic book character, La Borinqueña, is enacting real social change. Nine local grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico received grants directly from us. No corporate matching, no additional support, its fans like you who are making this movement happen. Every day I engage with hundreds of people who are learning about Puerto Rico via my work. This is just the beginning. Next year we return to distribute more grants to more organizations doing the heroic work, every day en la isla. Thank you to the over 150 artists and writers who contributed to Ricanstruction and to people like you that make a difference with the purchase of one book.

100% of the proceeds from the sales of the anthology RICANSTRUCTION: REMINISCING & REBUILDING PUERTO RICO goes towards the La Borinqueña Grants Program that will award a $10,000 grant to different grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico that have been working heroically in the recovery efforts and rebuilding of the island via programs for youth, women, community members, and the environment. To date, $150,000 has been raised to help Puerto Rico via the LA BORINQUEÑA GRANTS PROGRAM. This first round grants were awarded to nine different grassroots organizations on September 23rd, 2018 in Old San Juan on the 150th anniversary of the Grito de Lares, and one year after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. Read full Press Release

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We are also offering bulk orders of Ricanstruction libraries, schools, universities, museums, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations that want to continue to support our La Borinqueña Grants Program. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this book goes back to help people who continue to do the true heroic work every day in Puerto Rico! You can write to to place your order today!

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