Long-time activist Alice Cardona is best known for her commitment to advocacy for bilingual education, women’s rights and political representation. She worked and volunteered for ASPIRA, the National Conference of Puerto Rican Women, the Puerto Rican/Latino Education Roundtable and the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs and the National Latinas Caucus. From 1983-1995, as the assistant director of the New York State Division for Women, she supported numerous initiatives and community-based groups. The papers document the bilingual education movement in New York City, as well as the development of organizations that served the needs of women and those oriented toward community development. The materials consist of biographical information, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, speeches, articles, and documents from various organizations, including regulations, programs, correspondence and meeting minutes.