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Hispanic Women's
Resource Centers


This program is funded  by the 
NJ Department for Children & Families - NJ Division on Women.
Through this program, LANF provides support and works very closely with four Latino Community Based Organizations to provide direct services, which are:

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How HWRC Can Help You:

  • Job Readiness Program:

  • Cover Letter & Resume Assistance

  • Interview Preparation

  • Job Sourcing and Searching

  • Training and Support 

To Expect

New Jersey ranks 49th out of the 50
states on pay equity for Latinas.
In the U.S., Latina workers earned 57 cents for every dollar that white non-Latinos earned. In NJ, the disparity is worse, Latinas earning about 11 cents less than the national average at less than 46 cents on the dollar.

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.

HWRC 2024 Budget Advocacy

Learn about our ongoing advocacy efforts to protect funding for Hispanic Women’s Resource Centers, spearheaded by our Executive Director, Dr. Jesselly De La Cruz. Dr. De La Cruz recently provided compelling testimony not only at the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee but also at the Assembly Budget Committee, highlighting the critical importance of these centers in empowering Latina immigrant women and bridging the pay gap.

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