The Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, Inc. (PRIAA) is a non-profit organization founded by a Puerto Rican artist Lydia Perez a nationally renowned performance and folklore artist, that is dedicated to promoting and facilitating civic and cultural awareness of the Puerto Rican culture. In October 30, 2021 PRIAA opened its "CENTRO DE LA HERENCIA CULTURAL" to continue the advocacy in our own place.
PRIAA works to advocate for the Puerto Rican community. Our goal is to reach out to our Puerto Rican communities to keep and maintain a sense of pride in their cultural identity and language, and to demonstrate the importance of maintaining that intergenerational pride. We use the arts as our main tool to maintain the preservation of Puerto Rican culture in our state and others state in New England. We advocate for our Puerto Ricans as Americans and maintain the respect we deserve as citizens who contribute to the social, political, economic, and cultural well-being of the nation. We strive to openly share our heritage with other nationalities as an integral aspect of Caribbean and Latino culture in general; creating from our collective history a pillar of communication and cultural moral values among our population.