Contact the Center for Hispanic Policy, Research & Development
Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development
P.O. Box 301
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0301

Tel: (609) 984-6952
Fax: (609) 633-7141

Email: Feedback@sos.state.nj.us

Service Provider Directory

The Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD), with a mission of service to the entire state, views the recipients of the funds entrusted to it, as partners in the delivery of programs and services that create and sustain public value to people and communities in our great state. It views the funding it provides as an investment in organizations and the people they serve. As a custodian of public funds, CHPRD insists on maintaining the highest standards of accountability both in its operations and in those of the organizations in which it invests.

Moreover, CHPRD strives to attain a mandate for leadership in the field by encouraging high standards, best practices, collaboration and leadership. The CHPRD is proud to partner with the following organizations for the 2014 fiscal year.

Hispanic Entreprenuership Assistance Program

Funding has been made available to the following organizations to serve as community Hispanic Entrepreneurship Assistance Centers, providing entrepreneur development services to Hispanic residents who have recently started a business and in depth assistance to those looking to create a new business. Such assistance is especially important in economically distressed areas where high levels of unemployment and declining infrastructure further limit the ability for these young businesses to develop.

Northern Region
Serves clients residing in Bergen, Essex, Hudson,
Morris & Passaic counties


Hispanic Institute for Research & Development of Bergen Co.
Ms. Grisel Alarcon
Executive Director
355 Main Street, Suite 104
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 368-1414

Rising Tide Capital
Mrs. Alfa Demmellash, CEO
334 Martin Luther King Drive
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Phone: (201) 432-4316

Central Region
Serves clients residing in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset & Union counties


Urban Workforce Advantage
Mr. Julio Sabater
Executive Director
66 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone: (908) 355-2299

Southern Region
Serves clients residing in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, & Ocean counties

Latin American Economic Development Association
Mr. Raymond Lamboy,
Executive Director
433 Market Street, Suite 101
Camden, NJ 08102
Phone: (856) 338-1177

Bridging the Gap-Citizenship and Intergration Direct Services Grant Program

Funding has been made available to the following organizations to create and implement a new social model of immigrant integration– one that promotes mutual benefits for immigrants and their receiving communities and that allows newcomers enhanced civic participation and improved economic mobility – is critical.

This program provides access to affordable and reliable immigration legal services provided by nonprofit community organizations with the goal of enabling large numbers of immigrants to obtain legal status that can lead to citizenship, better jobs, family unification, health care, increased educational opportunities for children and adults, and fuller participation in community life – the building blocks of strong communities and healthy societies.

International Rescue Committee, Inc.
Ms. Alsion Millan
Resettlement Director
10 West Grant Street, Suite A
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: (908) 351-5116

North Ward Center
Ms. Adrianne Davis
Executive Director
346 Mt. Prospect Avenue
Newark, NJ 07104
Phone: (973)481-0415

Mercer County Hispanic Association, MECHA
Ms. Luisa Robinson
Executive Director
18 East 6th Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08619
(609) 587-8800

Servicios Latinos of Burlington County
Ms. Angela Gonzalez
Executive Director
1 High Street
Mounty Holly, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 518-7171

Empowerment Centers for Workforce Development Services to Adults and
Dislocated Workers

Funding has been made available to the following organizations to create and implement a comprehensive workforce development system that will engage the entire community towards ever increasing levels of self-sufficiency, serving employers and customers seeking jobs, career counseling, training and advancement. Providing more intensive workforce development services for eligible adults and dislocated workers.

Northern Region
(Serves clients residing in Bergen, Essex, Hudson,
Morris & Passaic counties)


Urban Workforce Advantage
Mr. Carlos Valentin
Executive Director
390 Broad street
Newark, NJ 07109
Phone: (973) 484-7554

Central Region
(Serves clients residing in Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Somerset & Union counties)


Urban Workforce Advantage
Mr. Julio Sabater, Executive Director
66 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Phone: (908) 355-2299

Southern Region
(Serves clients residing in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, & Ocean counties)

Hispanic Family Center of Southern NJ
Ms. Elsa Candelario
Executive Director
35-47 South 29th Street
Camden, NJ 08105
Phone: (856) 541-6985

Workforce Investment In-School and Out-of-School Youth Program

Funding has been made available to the following organizations to develop and implement youth workforce development programs from Hispanic community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, agency collaborative, etc., to provide workforce development program services to at-risk youth between the ages of fourteen (14) and twenty-one (21) years of age who meet economically disadvantaged eligibility requirements established by the Workforce Investment Act, Title I.

Providers are encouraged to serve out-of-school and in-school youth. Emphasis will be placed on in-school youth at risk for dropping out and with an interest in reaching the following specific target groups including: pregnant and parenting teens, youth on probation and parole, youth in foster care or after care, drop outs or youth without any post secondary education and those who are basic skills deficient.

Institute of Music for Children
Ms. Alysia Souder
Executive Director
780 Salem Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
Phone: (908) 469-1211

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development
Ms. Yvonne Lopez
Executive Director
100 First Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Phone: (732) 442-1081

PROCEED
Ms. Teresa Soto-Vega
Executive Director
1126 Dickinson Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
Phone: (908) 351-7664

Casa PRAC
Mr. Tony Melendez
Executive Director
800 East Chestnut Avenue
Vineland, NJ 08360
Phone: (856) 692-2331


Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, PRUP
Ms. Carmen Perez
Executive Director
818 Broadway
Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 541-1418