From the Executive Director:


“Toward New Horizons”…Touching people’s lives in many ways…


Social Services NJ Focus411 Executive Director

Maritza Aráuz, Executive Director

On November 1st, we will celebrate a remarkable milestone in the history of our organization as we commemorate 56 years since the foundation of our organization.


As the Executive Director, I am honored to lead such an exceptional team of talented individuals who have played a pivotal role in shaping our organization’s incredible journey and have made lasting impact in the lives of the youth, elderly and families we serve.


Yes, we had weathered storms, celebrated milestones, and grown stronger as a team. Our success is a testament to the unwavering commitment, perseverance and resilience of each and every stakeholder of our organization.


As we look ahead, we renew our commitment to our core values, embrace change and innovation, and foster an environment of growth and excellence.


I want to express my deepest appreciation to each employee for their hard work and dedication, to the Board of Trustees for their passion and commitment, to all the funders and individual donors for their trust, support, and financial contributions and to all the partners and collaborators for assisting us to navigate an ever-changing non-profit landscape.  We are grateful for your firm commitment to our organization’s mission.  Thank you for being a part of our incredible journey, and here’s to many more years of shared success and remarkable achievements.


As we reflect on the journey that has brought us to this momentous anniversary, we are filled with gratitude, pride, and optimism for the future.


Thank you for visiting the FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development, Inc. website.


Maritza Arauz
Executive Director