Esmeralda Doreste-Roman

Esmeralda Doreste-Roman

Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, Economic Opportunities Program

Director Of Union City Adult Learning Center, Union City Adult Education, Union City, New Jersey

Esmeralda Doreste-Roman is the Director of the Union City Adult Learning Center and the Lead Agency of the Hudson County ESL/Adult Basic Skills Grant from 2002- 2009 and then from September 2016 until present. The center provides ESL, Civics and GED classes to over 1600 adult students across Hudson County. The Center also provides a Child Development Certification class free of charge and partners with over 50 daycare facilities throughout the county that offer on site job training and employment opportunities. Ms. Doreste also is the Literacy chair for the Workforce Development Board of Hudson County that provides integrated career development and literacy services for adults across the county. Previously, Esmeralda was Director of Special Education for the Union City Board of Education from January 2009 to August 2016.

Esmeralda Doreste-Roman is a member of the Hudson County Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2019-2020, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at

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