In 1999 four hundred Latino leaders from diverse organizations across the State of New Jersey convened a conference that concluded in the creation of the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey (LLANJ).

The mission of LLANJ is:

To mobilize and empower Latino communities to obtain political, economic, and social equity and;

To unify organizations and individuals in advocating for the rights of Latinos throughout the state of New Jersey.

To carry out the mission, a Board of Delegates was elected and various working committees were formed. Our vision statement is a product of the work of the committees and the deliberations of the Board of Delegates. “The Vision” describes New Jersey as it ought to be. LLANJ presents it as a challenge to public and private leaders to have a State that can lead the nation in carrying out an inclusive strategy that empowers all residents to attain a superior quality of life.

The LLANJ vision embraces a Latino Horizon which enriches all of New Jersey’s citizens through the following principles:

OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO ALL

WE EDUCATE EVERY CHILD
IMMIGRANTS ARE A CORNERSTONE
HEALTH DISPARITIES ARE ELIMINATED
DISCRIMINATION IS ROOTED OUT

This Vision is a challenge to New Jersey’s leaders in both the private and public sectors. Those that aspire to leadership in our state must unite all peoples if this Vision is to become reality.

LLANJ wants to work with all those possessing the will and plans to accomplish the immense task at hand. We look forward to dialogue and analysis with others to perfect this vision, and to put into motion the forces that will bring it about.

 

Mailing Address: 100 Jersey Ave Suite B104 Box 15
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 249-0400
Email: info@llanj.org