From the Chairperson, Angel Fuentes
As Chairman of the Hispanic Leadership Summit, I am honored to invite you to be part of history in New Jersey on Saturday, September 22, 2012 for our Second Annual Hispanic Leadership Summit. As you might know, the rapidly growing Latino population is one of the most powerful forces working in The United States of America. According to new census data, as of 2010, there are 1.5 million Hispanics in New Jersey. This makes up the largest minority group in the state, nearly 18% of the state's population. Therefore, our goal is to provide the resources and tools for Hispanics by developing leaders to serve as effective voices of our communities.
Our Mission: To empower Hispanics/Latinos in New Jersey by facilitating civic engagement, inclusion, education and participation while promoting respect, multicultural and diversity understanding.
We encourage you to join us while we honor individuals who exemplify the spirit of our mission by standing up for the Hispanic community; we will honor Veterans, Law Enforcement Officials, Educators, Public Officials, Mental Health Workers, Business advocates, Entertainers, Law and Justice advocates, Community and Technology leaders, and many more. We are inviting powerful guest speakers, such as, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, Congressman Rob Andrews and State Senate President Sweeney, Senator Nellie Poe, Chairperson of The Hispanic Legislators State Caucus, State Representative Minnie Gonzalez, President of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, and many other elected and business officials.
Stay tuned to this website as will provide you with the ongoing information, such as, the Summit’s agenda, unprecedented workshops and fabulous speakers. This Summit will also provide a great opportunity to network and visit informational booths/kiosks.
It is a great opportunity for college students to experience and interact with speakers who have contributed to the Hispanic community; above all, our role models.
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Top 10 Facts about Hispanics in New Jersey
Below are some interesting facts about Hispanics in the Garden State:
•New Jersey’s Hispanic population is 1,555,144, or approximately 18% of the state’s total population (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
•From 2000 to 2010, New Jersey’s Hispanic population grew by an estimated 39% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010).
•There are 645,000 Hispanic eligible voters in New Jersey, the seventh-largest Hispanic eligible voter population nationwide, which constitute 11% of all eligible voters in the state (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•Among the Hispanic population in New Jersey, 55% are native-born while 45% are foreign-born (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•The median age for Hispanics in New Jersey is 30, whereas the median age of Non-Hispanic Whites is 44 (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•In New Jersey, 30% of Hispanics do not have health insurance, whereas 8% of Non-Hispanic Whites do not have health insurance (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•In New Jersey, the 2011 annual average for Hispanic unemployment was 11.3% (U.S. Department of Labor, 2012).
•In New Jersey, 53% of Hispanics live in owner-occupied homes (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•The median income of Hispanics 16 years of age and older is $23,500 in New Jersey, compared to $43,000 for Non-Hispanic Whites in the same age group (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
•Nearly 60% of Hispanics in New Jersey have received a high school diploma and some college education (Pew Hispanic Center, 2010).
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