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Homero Rosado, Our Founder

Homero Rosado (1913-1992) was the founder and past president of the Spanish Speaking Elderly Council. His legacy and spirit lives on in the organization which he fashioned and inspired for fourteen years. Mr. Rosado migrated to New York City from Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1932. He served in the U.S. military during World War II and received the Bronze Star for Valor. Homero led many organizations and was involved in numerous activities on behalf of the community.

Homero and his compañera of over fifty years, Doña Juanita Rosado, were leading activists on issues of social justice and empowerment for the Puerto Rican and Latino community. They are prominently mentioned in the Memoirs of Bernardo Vega, a book which chronicles the early activism of Puerto Ricans in the United States.

The Spanish Speaking Elderly Council was honored to have this legacy continued by the participation of Doña Juanita Rosado on the corporation's board of directors until her death in 1998. The Homero Rosado Leadership Award was dedicated to his memory as a means to recognize individuals who exemplify the commitment and dedication which Homero brought to public service.