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Founded in April 2006 as statewide organization, the Rhode Island Professional Latino Association (RIPLA) was created with the full intentions of providing correct and useful information and resources to help guide professionally trained Latinos to make the transition of re-entering into their field of work. RIPLA focuses programs such as counseling, educational training and assistance in obtaining the appropriate certificates, licensing and how to convert titles to be able to obtain employment in one's respective job field.  



To create opportunities, capture resources, and build relationships for immigrant and non-immigrant Latino professionals in Rhode Island while expanding the Latino leadership and presence in our local workforce.



To raise the visibility of the wealth and  talent of Immigrant Latino professionals in Rhode Island and to create opportunities that will strengthen and promote ALL Latino professionals in our community.

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