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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 Office was mandated to provide funding for Hispanic initiatives in the Garden State.

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 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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Happy Holidays from the CHPRD team! In warm appreciation of the past year, we extend our very best holiday wishes to you...
12/22/2022

Happy Holidays from the CHPRD team! In warm appreciation of the past year, we extend our very best holiday wishes to you and your loved ones.

12/08/2022

❗️Extended Deadline: December 16th❗️The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows will be coached on skills such as written communicat...
12/06/2022

❗️Extended Deadline: December 16th❗️
The Governor’s Hispanic Fellows will be coached on skills such as written communication, negotiation, public speaking, organization and time management, professional etiquette, giving and receiving feedback, and so on.

The Program combines practical, hands-on experience with traditional classroom instruction, guest presentations by leading professionals, as well as other unique skill-building opportunities.

Overall, the Program leads to increased preparedness for a professional workplace and imparts the skills necessary for Latinos to flourish as professionals in our 21st century economy. Apply today: CHPRD.NJ.GOV

🦃𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 🍁 "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."
11/24/2022

🦃𝑯𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 🍁
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life."

Home of the free because of the brave. Thank you to all Veterans — past and present — for your service to our country 🇺🇸...
11/11/2022

Home of the free because of the brave. Thank you to all Veterans — past and present — for your service to our country 🇺🇸🫡

Happy Flag Day, Panama!
11/03/2022

Happy Flag Day, Panama!

10/27/2022

October 27th is National Mentoring Day! It’s the perfect time to think of a mentor that shaped you into who you are today. Tag a mentor below and celebrate them!

National Mentoring Day was created to highlight the importance of mentoring in all forms.

Photos from New Jersey Division of Elections's post
10/25/2022

Photos from New Jersey Division of Elections's post

We continue to highlight our community-based organizations. Today, we recognize the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commer...
10/24/2022

We continue to highlight our community-based organizations. Today, we recognize the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey - a not-for-profit organization for over 30 years, SHCCNJ is the voice of the 120,000 Hispanic Owned businesses that contribute over $20 Billion to the State’s economy.

The mission of the SHCCNJ is to promote the continued growth and development of New Jersey businesses while upholding the highest standards of conduct and excellence.

The SHCCNJ was also honored recently with the “Large Chamber of the Year” Award at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona! Congratulations 🎉👏👏👏👏

Congratulations are in order to the Grand Opening of LUCY Outreach’s new youth center. We look forward to all the great ...
10/21/2022

Congratulations are in order to the Grand Opening of LUCY Outreach’s new youth center. We look forward to all the great work that will continue in Camden.

Learn more here: https://www.lucyoutreach.org/

The CHPRD Advisory Committee, Executive Director, and Assistant Secretary of State had a wonderful evening celebrating H...
10/06/2022

The CHPRD Advisory Committee, Executive Director, and Assistant Secretary of State had a wonderful evening celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the Governor’s Mansion. Que viva nuestra herencia hispana!

International Equal Pay was yesterday, September 18th. It is dedicated to raising awareness about unequal pay to women a...
09/19/2022

International Equal Pay was yesterday, September 18th. It is dedicated to raising awareness about unequal pay to women and pushing to close the gender pay gap. In the U.S., women earned about $0.82 for every dollar a man made since 2019. The pay gap for women also varies by race, ethnicity, and disability. Those paid the least in the U.S. are Hispanic women who are paid 57% of what a white man makes.

This wage gap affects many families throughout generations and is prominent in nearly all occupations and industries, but especially in male-dominated ones. While many organizations are working hard to close the gender pay gap, there are still many who deny its existence.

🗓 Mark your calendars! Servicios Latinos - Multicultural Social Services is hosting their 2022 Latino Festival/ Hispanic...
09/19/2022

🗓 Mark your calendars! Servicios Latinos - Multicultural Social Services is hosting their 2022 Latino Festival/ Hispanic Heritage Celebration this Saturday, September 24th.

❗️The Governor’s Office in partnership with the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission will be hosting a Hispanic Resource Fa...
09/16/2022

❗️The Governor’s Office in partnership with the New Jersey Puerto Rico Commission will be hosting a Hispanic Resource Fair on Friday, September 23, 2022 from 9:30am to 2pm in New Brunswick❗️

For more information and to register for free, visit: bit.ly/HRF22

09/03/2022

September is National Voter Registration Month! Celebrate here in New Jersey by registering to vote or checking your registration at vote.nj.gov!

🗓Save the date!IACO - Immigration & American Citizenship Organization is hosting an Immigrant Integration Conference on ...
08/31/2022

🗓Save the date!
IACO - Immigration & American Citizenship Organization is hosting an Immigrant Integration Conference on Saturday, October 15th.

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development () wants to highlight Hispanic-oriented community-based organiz...
08/31/2022

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development () wants to highlight Hispanic-oriented community-based organizations in New Jersey. Today, we highlight HISPA whose mission is to mobilize Latino professionals to serve as active role models in educational programs within their communities. Follow HISPA.org on Twitter at or IG .

The NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism supports NJ's 1.8 million volunteers with training and recognition while matchi...
08/30/2022

The NJ Governor’s Office of Volunteerism supports NJ's 1.8 million volunteers with training and recognition while matching community needs in partnership with volunteer centers, disaster response organizations, business volunteers, schools, colleges, faith-based organizations and community organizations.

Interested in volunteering or learning more? Follow them on Facebook: New Jersey Governor's Office of Volunteerism, and on IG: .

Want to know more about CHPRD’s work? Here are some fun facts about the Center and the impact Hispanic serving organizat...
04/27/2022

Want to know more about CHPRD’s work? Here are some fun facts about the Center and the impact Hispanic serving organizations are creating in New Jersey. To read the full Statewide Needs Assessment, please refer to the links below.

CHPRD’s Website:
https://www.nj.gov/state/chprd.shtml

Report:
https://www.nj.gov/state/assets/pdf/reports/2021-03-chprd-statewide-needs-assessment-2020.pdf

04/26/2022

Do you have young adults (ages 16-24)? Would you like to help them explore employment areas of interest, discover unique talents and learn entrepreneurial skills! Free 8 sessions of the Career Exploration workshop will be held at Con-Vivir Wellness Hub starting May 20, 2022. Register today here: https://buff.ly/3OzsAWu

Youth will learn whether higher education or joining the workforce is suitable for them immediately. They will also learn to conduct a job search, how to dress for an interview and the process of applying for college enrollment.

Classes will take place from 5 to 7:30 pm every Friday, at Con-Vivir Wellness Hub, 100 S Second St, Hammonton, NJ. If you need more information, contact Copelia Morales at [email protected] or call her at (609)878-2007.

New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development

Happy Earth Day! 🌎🪴 To spread awareness of climate change, we are sharing vital information concerning our communities i...
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day! 🌎🪴

To spread awareness of climate change, we are sharing vital information concerning our communities in NJ. Let’s celebrate our Earth by taking care of it!

Governor’s Hispanic Fellow alumna (2021), Samantha Portillo, will begin a new journey at Pace University Elisabeth Haub ...
04/15/2022

Governor’s Hispanic Fellow alumna (2021), Samantha Portillo, will begin a new journey at Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law this Fall! Born and raised in Newark, Samantha has always advocated for environmental justice in her hometown. As a Rutgers student, she launched the “Get the Lead Water Out” campaign with NJPIRG to address the lead water crisis. She aspires to become an environmental lawyer.

We are so proud of Samantha for her work ethic and ambition as a first-generation student!

The SOS Network once again covers a great story! The new released interview is with the CEO/Founder of Urban Workforce A...
04/14/2022

The SOS Network once again covers a great story! The new released interview is with the CEO/Founder of Urban Workforce Advantage, Julio Sabater. As many Hispanic/Latinx seek to upgrade their employment potential, resources are imperative to help communities achieve this goal. Urban Workforce Advantage offers courses in the English language, computer skills, health field, and more. The organization is committed to offering opportunities for Hispanics/Latinx in New Jersey to reach their career goals. To access more information on the organization or to watch the interview, please refer to the links below:

https://www.workforceadvantageusa.com/

https://sosnetwork.tv/movies/helping-individuals-upgrade-their-employment-potential/

SOS Network
Urban Workforce Advantage

April is also sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault, as well as domestic violence, is something that affects th...
04/13/2022

April is also sexual assault awareness month. Sexual assault, as well as domestic violence, is something that affects the Hispanic community and the youth as well. Today we share some studies to raise awareness to the issue and also offer resources for those who need it. Remember, your story is valid and important.

Kean University is committing to offering affordable education for New Jersey students. This scholarship program is thro...
04/12/2022

Kean University is committing to offering affordable education for New Jersey students. This scholarship program is through its Kean Tuition Promise and Garden State Guarantee. Incoming freshmen students can benefit from the program, which will cover full tuition and fees for the first two years of study. To learn more about the requirements and application process, please refer to the link below:

https://www.kean.edu/offices/financial-aid/garden-state-guarantee

Kean University

Representation of Hispanics with autism is a great way to not only educate our community, but to encourage others to sha...
04/11/2022

Representation of Hispanics with autism is a great way to not only educate our community, but to encourage others to share their stories as well. Today we share the stories of two Latinas that are committed to educating on autism and sharing their stories to inspire others.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn American Sign Language while donating to the DHHCSJ (a network of allies empo...
04/06/2022

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn American Sign Language while donating to the DHHCSJ (a network of allies empowering the deaf community)! The 10 week course is being offered to beginners and intermediate learners. To register, refer to the Eventbrite links.

Level 1:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asl-courses-level-1-tickets-311951644767?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Level 2:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asl-courses-level-2-tickets-311955837307?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Allies In Caring, Inc
AIC-ConvivirHub

Autism awareness month is an opportunity to advocate for autism in the Hispanic/Latinx community. Children identified as...
04/05/2022

Autism awareness month is an opportunity to advocate for autism in the Hispanic/Latinx community. Children identified as caucasian are estimated to be 20% more likely to be identified with ASD compared to Hispanic/Latinx children. In addition, language barriers and lack of resources for the Hispanic community affects the support they are able to offer their children. It is important to educate and share resources within the Latinx community to build a support system for Hispanic children with autism.

El mes de concientización sobre el autismo es una oportunidad para abogar por el autismo en la comunidad hispana/latina. Se estima que los niños que se identifican como caucásico tienen un 20% más de probabilidades de ser identificados con autismo en comparación con los niños hispanos/latinos. Las barreras del idioma y la falta de recursos para la comunidad hispana afectan el apoyo que pueden ofrecer a sus hijos. Es importante educar y compartir recursos dentro de la comunidad Latinx para construir un sistema de apoyo para los niños hispanos con autismo.

This year for Women’s History Month, various organizations and communities highlighted powerful women in New Jersey, inc...
03/31/2022

This year for Women’s History Month, various organizations and communities highlighted powerful women in New Jersey, including an incredible tea party. Hosted in Plainfield, the Superintendent’s Tea Party was an event to thank and celebrate community leaders such as educators, business owners, faith-based members, government and elected officials, authors, entertainers, students, and more. The Center is proud to announce that Director Sara Pena, participated in the Superintendent’s Tea Party and was honored with an award for her leadership demonstrated not only in the Center, but in her own organization, Boys to Leaders.

Among other leaders, Ivette Mendez was also honored. Mendez is the New Jersey Political Director of the 1199 SEIU. She is a former journalist and the author of “A Day in the Life of La Gatita de Oro in Apt. 6-J.” The Center is proud to participate in rewarding events that connects us to other great leaders striving to make an impact in New Jersey. Thank you Dr. Diana Mitchell for this wonderful invitation.

Thank you for celebrating Women’s History Month with us this year. Until next time!

Plainfield Public Schools
Plainfield City, NJ
Jazzy Ellis
Adrian O. Mapp
Plainfield Board of Education


Gracias Bellas Fashionistas for honoring Director Sara Peña during your Women’s History Month campaign! Fleriser Bello i...
03/30/2022

Gracias Bellas Fashionistas for honoring Director Sara Peña during your Women’s History Month campaign!

Fleriser Bello is the executive producer and host for Bellas Fashionistas TV. They are a platform created to encourage and educate Latina youth and women. They use “fashion” as a method to share the stories and experiences of Latina women. All month, they have been highlighting Latina professionals and sharing their empowering quotes.

Check out Bellas Fashionistas social media pages and website for more inspiration.

Link: https://www.bellasfashionistas.com

Last week of Women’s History Month! We celebrate courageous women,  who step forward to help others in need. Today’s hig...
03/30/2022

Last week of Women’s History Month!

We celebrate courageous women, who step forward to help others in need. Today’s highlight is a Latina-led organization that offers support and various resources to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. Read all about it!

Mujeres Latinas en Accion

March may be almost over but we still have highlights to share for Women’s History Month! 🎉Today we highlight the LUPE F...
03/25/2022

March may be almost over but we still have highlights to share for Women’s History Month! 🎉

Today we highlight the LUPE Fund, Inc. Lupe has been striving to uplift young Latinas in New Jersey who are interested in politics and policy making. We honor the great work of NJ women that are paying it forward to the next generation.

We hope everyone is having a great day! ⭐️What a better way to brighten up your day by reading March’s newsletter! Today...
03/23/2022

We hope everyone is having a great day! ⭐️

What a better way to brighten up your day by reading March’s newsletter! Today CHPRD’s newsletter was released. This month we covered great accomplishments from our staff, grantees, alumni spotlight, and of course, new job opportunities. To subscribe to our monthly newsletter or to read March’s newsletter, please refer to the links on Linktr.ee.

https://linktr.ee/chprd

🎉The celebration continues 🎉Mental health is being addressed by courageous women who are creating spaces to empower youn...
03/22/2022

🎉The celebration continues 🎉

Mental health is being addressed by courageous women who are creating spaces to empower younger women! The Sad Girls Club was founded for this very reason. Read all about it!

Happy Friday everyone! 🎉 Another week celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we celebrate the international movement, ...
03/18/2022

Happy Friday everyone! 🎉

Another week celebrating Women’s History Month! Today we celebrate the international movement, Dressember 👗! Read all about the creation of this powerful movement organized by women.

Women in finance and business are taking over! This week we highlight Andrea Jung. She is an inspiration to all women wh...
03/16/2022

Women in finance and business are taking over!

This week we highlight Andrea Jung. She is an inspiration to all women who seek to have their own businesses and grow financially. Read about her story!



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The holiday season doesn’t end with The Three Kings Day (Día de Los Reyes) for some Hispanics/Latinx communities. Have you heard of Las Octavitas? Puerto Rico extends their holiday celebration with festivals and events days after Día de Los Reyes. Read all about it!

Grant applications are now available via SAGE. To read more about this grant opportunity and for the application, please refer to the link below. Share with any interested candidates/organizations!

https://linktr.ee/chprd
The cinematographic series “Profession: Photographer'' is a series concentrating on portraying each of the female photographers that will make up the series. The project aims to understand in depth the creators behind their work through a close and intimate encounter and their vision of life. This project was possible due to an award given by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture that allowed the project to do most of the filming. However, shortly after starting the recordings, Covid-19 has forced them to stop production. For more information please refer to the link:

https://mailchi.mp/fe48954a65c6/support-for-the-profession-photographer-series-chapter-8601997

Happy holidays! The Center wishes everyone a safe and blessed weekend with their families and loved ones 🎄❤️

The holiday season is upon us and the Center would like to share what alumni are doing to assist our communities during these times. From the Class of 2020 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program, Amarilis Rodriguez is a senior at Seton Hall University, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. Amarilis became the founder of Baskets for Neighbors, a faith-based organization that aims to reduce hunger and food insecurity (especially among Latinx populations in need). Amarilis shares, “In 2017, I founded Baskets for Neighbors, a nonprofit organization aimed at reducing hunger and food insecurity in my disadvantaged community of Perth Amboy, NJ. With my family’s help, we hand-deliver food baskets to families suffering from poverty, hunger, illness, domestic violence, and homelessness. In doing so, we intend to give not only food and toiletries, but the well-needed love and support they deserve.” Thank you for making a difference and impacting the lives of many New Jersey residents!

The Center had the pleasure of attending the first cohort of AIC-ConvivirHub’s Workforce Development Program in Hammonton, NJ. This program assists youth in professional development by sharpening their skills, working on resumes, and participating in mock interviews. The program also invites parents to participate in their Decision-Making session, where it is discussed how to properly brainstorm when making a difficult decision in their lives. This program is doing a great job at not only uplifting the youth in NJ, but also engaging their families. We are proud to be funders and supporters of the Workforce Development Program!

Final Reminder 📢 All interested candidates have until this Wednesday (December 22, 2021) to submit applications!

Application—> https://linktr.ee/chprd

Great news! 📢

The Center has decided to extend the deadline for the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program to December 22, 2021. There is still time to submit applications. Good luck!

Application —> https://linktr.ee/chprd
Last reminder! 📢

The deadline for the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program is this Friday (December 17)! Be sure to double check all application items before submitting. The Center looks forward to reviewing all applications!

Link to the application can be found on our Linktr.ee —> https://linktr.ee/chprd
The Center just released December’s newsletter! Link to the newsletter can be found on our Linktr.ee.

Linktr.ee —> https://linktr.ee/chprd
REMINDER 📢!

The virtual toy drive ends this Friday, December 17, 2021! Donate your gift today!
Last Friday, the Center and AMAR Community Doula Program celebrated the second cohort of doulas that completed the training and are currently working towards certification. The Center is proud to fund the only HC1 doula program for Hispanic women in New Jersey. The Children's Home Society of New Jersey’s AMAR program serves primarily immigrant and Hispanic families in Trenton, NJ. The program trains women to become certified doulas and provides high quality services resulting in healthy deliveries. AMAR birth outcomes exceed state national outcomes: 98% of babies are born full-term and healthy birth weight; 95% of babies do not need the NICU; and 91% of mothers initiate breastfeeding in the hospital. We are honored to be part of this impactful program!

Governor Phil Murphy
Tammy Murphy

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