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Hispanic Women's Demonstration Resources Centers

This program is funded  by the NJ Department for Children & Families - NJ Division on Women. Through this program, LANF provides support to  4 Latino Community Based Organizations to provide direct services, including:

Community Affairs & Resource Center in Monmouth & Ocean County, La Casa de Don Pedro in Essex County, Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ in Camden County, & Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs in Morris County.

 

HWRC's are direct service programs that help enhance the workforce development skills needed to increase the employability of Hispanic women. The target population of the Hispanic Women's Centers are persons identifying as women who are of Spanish or Latin American culture, with origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands. Programs are designed to enhance the employability and earnings of women and impact on the quality of their lives and those of their families.The Centers focus on helping customers gain workforce development skills including, but not limited to, English language classes, job readiness preparation and training which includes resume preparation, interviewing skills, and computer training. The Centers and programs emphasize activities which provide training and other employment related services which are designed to enhance the employability and earnings of Hispanic women and impact on the quality of their lives and those of their families.  The centers help to identify existing job opportunities for women and assist those women who utilize the centers in obtaining employment.

To access these services, please contact the following agencies:

Community Affairs & Resource Center @ (732) 774-3282

Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ @ (856) 541-6985

:La Casa de Don Pedro @ (973) 481-4091

Morris County Organization for Hispanic Affairs @ (973) 366-4770

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Latina Equal Pay

Bridging the Economic Gap for NJ Latinas

The LAN Foundation has partnered with the NJ Division on Women, Rutgers Center for Women and Work, and Latina Civic to begin addressing wage gap for Latinas in NJ. With the support of the NJ Division on Women, PSEG Foundation, & the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, LANF will be conducting community-based research with the Hispanic Women's Demonstration Resource Centers.

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