"Clearly, the New Jersey Latino demographics signal a demand for a bigger share if our state is going to harness the work ethic, entrepreneurial zeal, need for education and aspirations of our growing Latino population," she said. "In a generation, Hispanics will be one third of the state population."
"The Latino Institute is a model and example of the way our local and regional organizations must work more closely together to find solutions and advance the achievement of common goals," Donado added. "Each of us, from an influential nonprofit like ETS to the humblest local group, brings much to the table. So let's share, let's help one another."
Donado concluded her remarks by praising the good works being carried out every day by selfless, dedicated persons like the conference participants and others. "That's the good news. People are coming together, sacrificing, demonstrating that Latinos have proven to be self-sufficient and contributing members of the in American society."
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