Dominican Day Parade announces $200,000 in scholarships

HARLEM, April 24, 2019 ~ The Dominican Day Parade announced its 2019 scholarship winners, new members on its Board of Directors, and the 2019 Parade theme in a ceremony at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum in Harlem.

This reminds me of an old saying from the days of slavery when we were not taught to read or anything at all. Keeping us uneducated was a means of keeping us down. Afrika Bambaataa, one of the first hip-hop leaders, brought the saying to the South Bronx. That saying was “Each One, Teach One.”

“Each One, Teach One”

It means that if you have the good fortune to get some education, then you have a responsibility to help someone else from your community to get an education too.

Each One, Teach One. This is the core purpose of the Dominican Day Parade. Those of us who have found a way forward, reach back to give a hand to those coming up. Bendiciones.

Dominican Day Parade Scholarship Awards

The Parade announced fifty-two winners of a total of $200,000 in scholarships awarded to promising students of Dominican descent across the United States.

Dominican Day Parade 2019 Scholarship Winners. Courtesy DDP.

Dominican Day Parade 2019 Scholarship Winners. Courtesy DDP.

You are Dominican-American. Never forget where you come from. Do great things for your self, your family, your community and your country. Be proud, very proud of who you are. We are very proud of you. You are our future.

  • Saimon Acevedo of Stony Brook University
  • Adelson Aguasvivas of Harvard College
  • Jolany Alcantara of Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy
  • Williana Almonte of La Guardia Community College
  • Yanna Almonte of Hostos Community College
  • Jommy Alvarez of Lawrence High School
  • Ivan Antigua of Roosevelt High School
  • Rafael Baez of Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Melanie Beato of Cristo Rey High School
  • Ramon Luciano Cappelán of SUNY Albany
  • Dionaly Carrasco of Lehman College
  • Nicole Cruz of University of Miami
  • Flor De Liz Feliz of New Vision Charter High School
  • Anyeli De Los Santos of John Jay College
  • Kiara Disla of Roosevelt High School
  • Gabrielle Estevez-Inoa of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Angelica Feliz of Hostos Community College
  • Yerlin Fernandez of Temple University
  • Joey Fernandez of Georgetown University
  • Jose Galvan of St. John’s University
  • Hector Galvan of New York University
  • Chloe Guillermo of City College Academy of the Arts
  • Yubelka Hernandez of School of Visual Arts
  • Christine Jimenez of Boston University
  • Yisbell Marrero of Trinity College
  • Michelle Martinez of Syracuse
  • Matthew Martinez of New York University
  • Anyeline Mejia of State University of New York
  • Luz Milka Hidalgo of International Community High School
  • Ingrid Nin of City College of New York
  • Maria Nolasco of Oberlin College
  • Mariel Ozoria of Connecticut College
  • Meriam Pacheco Salazar of University of Chicago
  • Silvio Francisco Peña of International Community High School
  • Dani Placencia of Manhattan College
  • Mikael Polanco of Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning High School
  • Christina Puntiel of Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Majoris Regus of University of Michigan
  • Yadilza Reyes of University of Connecticut
  • Alyssa Richiez of Yonkers Montessori Academy
  • Nicole Rosario of Broward College
  • Anni Nicole Rubio of Manhattan College
  • Juan Ruiz of Yonkers Montessori Academy
  • Kelly Saldana of Paul Cuffee Upper School
  • Jailene Santana of John Jay College
  • Dulcely Soto of Lehman College
  • Ashley Suarez of CUNY Brooklyn
  • Miosotti Tenecora of Boston University
  • Iandra Toribio of St. Catherine Academy
  • Yisbely Torres Espina of Skidmore College
  • Norcaris Ulloa of SUNY Cortlant


Dominican Day Parade Board of Directors

The Dominican Day Parade Board of Directors not only lead the Parade, they are living examples of how we contribute to the entire fabric of American life. Four new members joined the Board.

New Board Members

Gladymary R. Bello

Financial Account Manager at NBC Universal

Cristina Contreras

CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals / North Central Bronx

Franklyn Montero, Esq

Managing Attorney of the Law Office of Franklyn S. Montero

Dr. Teodoro Regus, DDS

Private dentist

Welcome aboard.

Executive Officers

  • Maria M. Khury, Chair, Board of Directors
  • Leonardo Ivan Dominguez, 1st Vice President and Co-Chair Arts and Culture Committee
  • Honorable Diana Reyna, 2nd Vice President, Borough President Events
  • Franklin Montero, Esq., Treasurer
  • Maria T. Osorio, Secretary
  • Wilton Cedeno, Development Chair
  • Estela Vazquez, Co-Chair Arts and Culture Committee and Audit Committee Chair

Board Members

  • Maria Lizardo, Communications
  • Gladymary Rodriguez Bello
  • Cristina Contreras
  • Annie Minguez
  • Hon. Governor David Paterson
  • Teodoro Regus, D.D.S., Scholarship Initiatives
  • FDNY Bernie Rodriguez, Coordination of Volunteers

2019 Dominican Day Parade Theme

The 2019 Parade theme is “Dominicans: Generations of Americans.”

Dominican Day Parade 2019

The 2019 Dominican Day Parade marches up Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) in Midtown, Manhattan on Sunday, August 11.

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