Message from the Chairwoman


September 8, 2016


Dear Friend and Supporter;

The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. (The Association) is preparing for its “46th Annual Legislative Conference”, which convenes February 17-19, 2017 in Albany, New York. This annual statewide event allows “The Association” to raise scholarship funds for the educational advancement of minority youth.

The vision of The Association has been to maintain and expand the existing programs that benefit our statewide constituency while at the same time partnering with corporate America to achieve this goal. As a not-for-profit organization with 501c3 status, we bring together the most influential African-American, Hispanic, Caribbean, and Asian leaders from every corner of the Empire State and beyond. Our theme next year is “…And Still We Rise.”

The Association’s main goal is to raise scholarship money for minority youth entering college. With that in mind, The Association puts on a three-day weekend every February in which the proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. This weekend kickoff begins on Friday night with our Annual Chairman’s Reception which is invitation only. On Saturday, we host our Annual Labor Luncheon. In addition, we have our annual Youth Summit. There are also Workshop Seminars, Career and Business Expo and Craft Exhibition Fair, and in the evening a Concert, and Concert After-Party at the Hilton Hotel. On Sunday, we present our Church Service at Wilborn Temple, an Awards Ceremony at the Hilton and our most important event, the Gala Scholarship Dinner.

We have successfully partnered our philanthropic endeavors with socially conscious organizations which are seen as leaders in the public and not-for-profit sectors. Your support and sponsorship will assist in defraying the cost to underwrite the Conference’s production and greatly contribute to our Scholarship Fund. Your contributions are tax deductible Enclosed are the Sponsorship, Souvenir Journal, Vendor and Career Expo & Business Partnership forms. These forms can also be found on our website, they can be filled out online and forwarded back to our office.

On behalf of the Chair and the Board of Directors, your consideration is greatly appreciated. We look forward to your participation in the “46th Annual Legislative Conference”. For more information, please contact the office at (518) 427-8363 (office) or via email at  



Assemblywoman Michele R. Titus