junio 15, 2017

PRAB Selected As A Placement Site For The 2017 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program

CONTACT: Indira Martir ( 732-828-4510 x101

New Brunswick, NJ – June 14, 2017…PRAB (Puerto Rican Action Board), a comprehensive human services organization providing multiple programs and services throughout Central New Jersey, announced that it has been selected by the New Jersey Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development (CHPRD) as one of the placement sites for the 2017 Governor’s Hispanic Fellows Program. The 8-week summer program is geared toward leadership and professional development, offering quality internship experiences to Hispanic college students since 1988. Students work in a government, corporate, or non-profit setting, and participate in leadership training seminars conducted by a team comprised of the Center’s staff, government officials, business professionals and current and/or former elected officials who are experts in their respective fields.

The mission of the Governor’s Hispanic Fellows program is to provide Hispanic college students with the opportunity to work in professional settings that prepare program participants for future entry into the global economy. Ms. Katherine Cabello, a 2017 graduate of Kean University with a B.A. in Biology, Spanish Language & Literature and a Minor in Health Education, will be working under the supervision of PRAB’s Chief Program Officer, Maritza I. Raimundi-Petroski, herself a 1996 graduate of the Fellowship Program, who interned at the New Jersey State House. Ms. Cabello will be working on several projects with PRAB’s Senior Management Team in the areas of research, program development, quality assurance, cultural competency, and data analysis. PRAB is honored to welcome Ms. Cabello to the PRAB Family!

About PRAB
Incorporated in 1971, PRAB is a comprehensive human services organization with its headquarters in New Brunswick, Middlesex County. It is the primary institution in Central New Jersey that provides diverse bilingual/multicultural services to the Central New Jersey community. PRAB operates 12 sites in Middlesex and Mercer counties, and serves approximately 30,000 individuals and families each year. It also employs a team of over 250 trained, multicultural/bilingual, interdisciplinary, and socially conscious staff members. Through its early childhood, youth, family, energy conservation, and social services programs, PRAB employs a program approach of Service, Development, and Action, which helps participants identify their assets and abilities, and strengthen themselves, their families, and the community at large.

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