The Western Region Puerto Rican Council was established to provide regional leadership and advocacy for the within the western region of the United States.
Since 1972, the Council has promoted cultural, educational and socio-economic programs that enhance the status of Puerto Ricans in the western region of the United States. The Council is an umbrella organization with its primary base in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
As part of the Council goal to promote the culture of Puerto Rico, El "Día de San Juan” Festival - Scholarship Fundraiser was started in 1978 in the Bay Area and remains part of the area's signature events today.
"To unite all Puerto Ricans and their organizations in the Western Region of the United States by working to raise the educational, economic and social standards as well as to promote their cultural heritage"