New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development New Jersey's One Stop Shop For Hispanic Empowerment The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) was established in 1975 to address the needs of the Hispanic community, recognizing that it was imperative to pay particular attention to this segment of the population, which had been historically neglected.

The Office was mandated to provide funding for Hispanic initiatives in the garden state. The CHPRD has an executive director and an advisory committee, all appointed by the Governor. The Secretary of State serves as an ex-officio member of the advisory committee.

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Congratulations to the graduates of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 20211! 🎉🎓👏Join us in congratulatin...
08/17/2021

Congratulations to the graduates of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 20211! 🎉🎓👏

Join us in congratulating our 22 young fellows who have successfully completed an intensive 8-week-long summer program. They now make part of a fellowship program that has ran for 33 years and transformed the lives of more than 800 young Hispanic and Latinx college students.

The graduation ceremony took place at Montclair State University and hosted special guests like the newly-appointed president to the university, President Jonathan Koppell, the Honorable Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and the representative for Senator M. Teresa Ruiz—among others. Thank you to all who made this program possible—partners, placement sites, coaches, and more.

We are immensely proud of these young leaders—their resilience and passion will take them far. ¡Felicidades!👏

Like, share, and leave a comment to congratulate a fellow and/or the Class of 2021!

Use the tags: #chprd #graduation #classof2021

For more graduation pictures, check our facebook album titled "Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 2021"

Congratulations to the graduates of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 20211! 🎉🎓👏

Join us in congratulating our 22 young fellows who have successfully completed an intensive 8-week-long summer program. They now make part of a fellowship program that has ran for 33 years and transformed the lives of more than 800 young Hispanic and Latinx college students.

The graduation ceremony took place at Montclair State University and hosted special guests like the newly-appointed president to the university, President Jonathan Koppell, the Honorable Secretary of State Tahesha Way, and the representative for Senator M. Teresa Ruiz—among others. Thank you to all who made this program possible—partners, placement sites, coaches, and more.

We are immensely proud of these young leaders—their resilience and passion will take them far. ¡Felicidades!👏

Like, share, and leave a comment to congratulate a fellow and/or the Class of 2021!

Use the tags: #chprd #graduation #classof2021

For more graduation pictures, check our facebook album titled "Governor's Hispanic Fellows Program, Class of 2021"

Photos from New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development's post
08/17/2021

Photos from New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development's post

The Center is proud to support KinderSmile Foundation’s back to school event. Join us next week! There will be giveaways...
08/05/2021

The Center is proud to support KinderSmile Foundation’s back to school event. Join us next week! There will be giveaways and an opportunity to sign up your child for a back to school dental checkup!

#backtoschool #kindersmilesnj #newjersey #chprd

The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Class of 2021 will have their graduation ceremony tomorrow! Join us in celebrating the s...
08/05/2021

The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Class of 2021 will have their graduation ceremony tomorrow! Join us in celebrating the success of each young Hispanic/Latinx leader.

Join the livestream (https://linktr.ee/chprd)

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram

The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Class of 2021 will have their graduation ceremony tomorrow! Join us in celebrating the success of each young Hispanic/Latinx leader.

Join the livestream (https://linktr.ee/chprd)

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram

08/05/2021
A Day As An Intern: Ashley Gomez-Jimenez

We conclude our social media campaign with Ashley Gomez-Jimenez’s video! She is a rising senior at Rutgers-New Brunswick, majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Political Science. This summer she interned with Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, who represents 33rd Legislative District.

Ashley states, “I have worked on a variety of policy research! As well as diving into policy research regarding immigration, which I have a passion for. I have learned so much in the last 8 weeks and I am excited for the everlasting relationships I have made with Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro and her staff!”

Great to hear that, Ashely! We are proud of your excellent work and growth!

#governorhispanicfellowprogram #chprd #newjersey #policy #immigration

Esmeralda Navarro shared with us the cutest highlight from her internship with  The Institute of Music for Children!“You...
08/04/2021

Esmeralda Navarro shared with us the cutest highlight from her internship with The Institute of Music for Children!

“Youth leader, Jackie, and I devised our lesson plan around teaching the infamous Disney song ‘Hakuna Matata’ and the equally iconic ‘F.U.N. Day’ song from SpongeBob Squarepants. One could say we had ‘no worries’ executing this ‘fun’ lesson plan. The fun that we had lasted all summer long! It has been a privilege to work alongside such an incredible and passionate staff. Serving as a class instructor was a great break from my regular duties of zoom, grant writing, and census tracking. The main reason I chose this photo is because it embodies the mission of the Institute, to foster artistic expression in our leaders of tomorrow!”

Amazing, Esmeralda! Thank you for impacting the children in our communities!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #nonprofit

Esmeralda Navarro shared with us the cutest highlight from her internship with The Institute of Music for Children!

“Youth leader, Jackie, and I devised our lesson plan around teaching the infamous Disney song ‘Hakuna Matata’ and the equally iconic ‘F.U.N. Day’ song from SpongeBob Squarepants. One could say we had ‘no worries’ executing this ‘fun’ lesson plan. The fun that we had lasted all summer long! It has been a privilege to work alongside such an incredible and passionate staff. Serving as a class instructor was a great break from my regular duties of zoom, grant writing, and census tracking. The main reason I chose this photo is because it embodies the mission of the Institute, to foster artistic expression in our leaders of tomorrow!”

Amazing, Esmeralda! Thank you for impacting the children in our communities!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #nonprofit

Last week before graduation! We start off the week by highlighting Victoria Beaumont. “Hello everyone! I have the pleasu...
08/03/2021

Last week before graduation! We start off the week by highlighting Victoria Beaumont.

“Hello everyone! I have the pleasure of interning at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. I have worked closely with the communications team in creating social media posts for the #seesomethingsaysomething campaign, conducting research for NJOHSP’s Interfaith Advisory Council, and contributing to the NJOHSP website. I am so thankful for the great experience CHPRD has given me and I have learned so much within the last 8 weeks.”

So proud of you Victoria, keep up the good work!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

Last week before graduation! We start off the week by highlighting Victoria Beaumont.

“Hello everyone! I have the pleasure of interning at the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. I have worked closely with the communications team in creating social media posts for the #seesomethingsaysomething campaign, conducting research for NJOHSP’s Interfaith Advisory Council, and contributing to the NJOHSP website. I am so thankful for the great experience CHPRD has given me and I have learned so much within the last 8 weeks.”

So proud of you Victoria, keep up the good work!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

Free event coming up!  Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey will be hosting their 9th annual Health & We...
08/03/2021

Free event coming up!

Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey will be hosting their 9th annual Health & Wellness Fair. The event will be held in the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey on August 10, 2021 from 9AM-3PM.

It is a great opportunity to learn about health and to network with specialists and health professionals. A Paint 2 Smile workshop will also be hosted with Laura Hoyos, a Governor’s Hispanic Fellow alumna!

Registration link can be found in our Linktr.ee (https://linktr.ee/chprd) or

Eventbrite - (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-wellness-fair-2021-tickets-163369625949)

#hammontonnj #mentalhealthmatters
08/03/2021

#hammontonnj #mentalhealthmatters

Are you looking for educational and fun activities for your kids during the summer? Register them today for an exciting three-day outdoor adventure camp designed to connect our youth with nature, science, and stewardship! Click here to register: https://alliesincaring.kindful.com/e/summercamp

The camp sessions will take place on August 26th, 27th & 28th from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The cost is $180 per student ages 11 to 14. Or $75 per day. Scholarships are available! Price includes transportation, kayak, materials, lunch & snacks.

Students will meet at Allies in Caring in Hammonton, NJ, where Pinelands Adventures staff will transport them to Wharton State Forest for scheduled activities.

To buy tickets for just one day or get more information, please get in touch with Copelia Morales at [email protected] – (609) 878 – 2007

With experienced staff, children will enjoy hiking, kayaking, scavenger hunts, creative projects, and mindfulness practices designed to enhance peer-to-peer relationships and student/teacher relationships needed for learning.

#Hammontonnj #summercamp #kids #mentalhealthmatters Pinelands Preservation Alliance New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

08/03/2021

¿Está buscando actividades educativas y divertidas para sus hijos durante el verano?

Regístralos hoy en un emocionante campamento de aventuras al aire libre de tres días diseñado para conectar a nuestra juventud con la naturaleza, la ciencia y el cuidado del medio ambiente. Regístralos aquí: https://alliesincaring.kindful.com/e/summercamp

Las sesiones del campamento se llevarán a cabo el 26, 27 y 28 de agosto de 8:00 AM a 2:00 PM. El costo es de $180 por tres días o de $75 por día. Hay becas disponibles. El campamento está diseñado para estudiantes de 11 a 14 años.

Con personal experimentado, los niños disfrutarán de caminatas, paseos en kayak, búsquedas del tesoro, proyectos creativos y prácticas de atención plena diseñadas para mejorar las relaciones entre pares y las relaciones entre estudiantes y maestros necesarias para el aprendizaje

El precio incluye transporte, kayak, materiales, almuerzo y refrigerios. Los estudiantes se reunirán en Allies in Caring en Hammonton, NJ, donde el personal de Pinelands Adventures los transportará al Wharton State Forest para las actividades programadas.

Para registrarse por solo un día u obtener más información, comuníquese con Copelia Morales a [email protected] - (609) 878 – 2007.

#hammontonnj #southjersey #campamentodeverano2021 #ActividadesJuveniles Pinelands Preservation Alliance,
New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

07/30/2021
Karina Garcia: A Day As An Intern

We’re only a week away from graduation! This Friday we want to highlight Karina Garcia’s intern experience. Karina made great connections and sharpened her skills interning aT Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD). Not only did she grow professional in her career, but will soon start a full-time job at PRAHD! Congratulations Karina!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #newjersey #chprd #grantwriting

The Center recently released July’s newsletter! Featuring exciting news regarding current Governor’s Hispanic Fellow, Ka...
07/30/2021

The Center recently released July’s newsletter! Featuring exciting news regarding current Governor’s Hispanic Fellow, Karina Garcia and insight on alumnus, Darius Echeverria’s career! If interested in subscribing please email Daniela Maquera ([email protected]).

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

We continue celebrating the success of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows! We highlight Heidy Ojeda today. “Hello everyone!...
07/29/2021

We continue celebrating the success of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows! We highlight Heidy Ojeda today.

“Hello everyone! I am currently a senior at Montclair State University, majoring in Justice Studies and Child Advocacy. I am an intern for the NJ Department of Human Services of Mental Health and Addiction. My favorite thing about my placement site is that every single day there is an opportunity to expand my knowledge because there is always so much to do!”

You’re making a great impact, Heidy!

#departmentofhumanservices #governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

We continue celebrating the success of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows! We highlight Heidy Ojeda today.

“Hello everyone! I am currently a senior at Montclair State University, majoring in Justice Studies and Child Advocacy. I am an intern for the NJ Department of Human Services of Mental Health and Addiction. My favorite thing about my placement site is that every single day there is an opportunity to expand my knowledge because there is always so much to do!”

You’re making a great impact, Heidy!

#departmentofhumanservices #governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

This week we continue with our social media campaign! Today, we highlight Miguel Cardona. “I am interning at the Robert ...
07/28/2021

This week we continue with our social media campaign! Today, we highlight Miguel Cardona.

“I am interning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the Transforming Health and Health Care Systems team. I am focusing on a project of organizing information regarding the American Rescue Plan and programs states are creating in regards to health equity for the future and connecting state government with local communities. I try to keep my desk organized with sticky notes and my favorite snack, dried mangos to chew on between meetings. I also have my stress ball to help me stay focused during longer meetings. My CHPRD notebook is where I take all my notes and it helps me stay organized with my internship work!”

Amazing work, Miguel!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

This week we continue with our social media campaign! Today, we highlight Miguel Cardona.

“I am interning at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation under the Transforming Health and Health Care Systems team. I am focusing on a project of organizing information regarding the American Rescue Plan and programs states are creating in regards to health equity for the future and connecting state government with local communities. I try to keep my desk organized with sticky notes and my favorite snack, dried mangos to chew on between meetings. I also have my stress ball to help me stay focused during longer meetings. My CHPRD notebook is where I take all my notes and it helps me stay organized with my internship work!”

Amazing work, Miguel!

#governorhispanicfellowsprogram #chprd #newjersey

Yesterday, the Center held its second Alumni Association meeting. It was great to reunite with graduated Governor’s Hisp...
07/27/2021

Yesterday, the Center held its second Alumni Association meeting. It was great to reunite with graduated Governor’s Hispanic Fellows and discuss our future plans! We look forward to meeting with more alumni. We would also like to thank our Alumni Association Coordinator, Diana Calle. Congratulations on your great work!

#chprd #newjersey #governorhispanicfellowsprogram

Yesterday, the Center held its second Alumni Association meeting. It was great to reunite with graduated Governor’s Hispanic Fellows and discuss our future plans! We look forward to meeting with more alumni. We would also like to thank our Alumni Association Coordinator, Diana Calle. Congratulations on your great work!

#chprd #newjersey #governorhispanicfellowsprogram

07/23/2021
Jonathan Ramos- A Day As An Intern

Happy Friday! 💫 This week Jonathan Ramos shares with us his intern experience at Future City Inc. Check it out! Thank you Jonathan for your dedication in learning more about our environment and what we can do as a community to improve it. Congratulations!

#newjersey #chprd #environmental #environmentalscience

Today, we highlight Alejandra Aguilar, who is creating an impact at a local level in the city of Hoboken.“I have been wo...
07/22/2021

Today, we highlight Alejandra Aguilar, who is creating an impact at a local level in the city of Hoboken.

“I have been working closely with Hoboken Vanessa Falco Council At Large Hoboken. I have participated in helping to create the Hoboken Youth Advisory Council, Intergenerational Urban Farming program, and many more exciting projects. I’m grateful to CHPRD for giving me this amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and network!”

We’re grateful for leaders like you, Alejandra! Keep up the good work!

#newjersey #chprd

Today, we highlight Alejandra Aguilar, who is creating an impact at a local level in the city of Hoboken.

“I have been working closely with Hoboken Vanessa Falco Council At Large Hoboken. I have participated in helping to create the Hoboken Youth Advisory Council, Intergenerational Urban Farming program, and many more exciting projects. I’m grateful to CHPRD for giving me this amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and network!”

We’re grateful for leaders like you, Alejandra! Keep up the good work!

#newjersey #chprd

New week, new posts! This week we highlight Andrea Garcia, who shares, “Hello Everyone! I am currently a rising senior a...
07/21/2021

New week, new posts! This week we highlight Andrea Garcia, who shares, “Hello Everyone! I am currently a rising senior at Bucknell, majoring in political science and minoring in legal studies! This summer as a Governor’s Hispanic Fellow, I am working in Governor Phil Murphy’s policy office. My daily workday consists mostly of conducting research and gathering information for policy advisors. Pictured here is what I would be seen wearing in the office. This red blazer is what I like to refer to as my “lucky blazer,” as I wore it to my CHPRD interview and led me to where I am today!”

Congratulations, Andrea! Thank you for your dedication in assisting policy advisors!

#chprd #NewJersey #policyadvisor

New week, new posts! This week we highlight Andrea Garcia, who shares, “Hello Everyone! I am currently a rising senior at Bucknell, majoring in political science and minoring in legal studies! This summer as a Governor’s Hispanic Fellow, I am working in Governor Phil Murphy’s policy office. My daily workday consists mostly of conducting research and gathering information for policy advisors. Pictured here is what I would be seen wearing in the office. This red blazer is what I like to refer to as my “lucky blazer,” as I wore it to my CHPRD interview and led me to where I am today!”

Congratulations, Andrea! Thank you for your dedication in assisting policy advisors!

#chprd #NewJersey #policyadvisor

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The CHPRD administers an annual appropriation from the State of New Jersey. The CHPRD seeks to empower, provide financial support and technical assistance to primarily Hispanic community-based organizations throughout New Jersey and also ensures the executive and legislative branches are informed of legislative initiatives with potential impact on the Hispanic community. The CHPRD seeks to aggressively promote a new model of community development that is focused on making REAL impacts in people's lives while helping community based organizations achieve greater self-sufficiency.

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The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) was established in 1975 to address the needs of the Hispanic community, recognizing that it was imperative to pay particular attention to this segment of the population, which had been historically neglected. The Office was mandated to provide funding for Hispanic initiatives in the Garden State. The CHPRD has an executive director and an advisory committee, all appointed by the Governor. The Secretary of State serves as an ex-officio member of the advisory committee.