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Matrix Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
Olga Abinader, Director of Environmental Review and Land Use Planning,
shares her heritage with children in the community.


Florham Park, NJ — Matrix New World Engineering (Matrix) celebrated and participated in Hispanic Heritage Month. On Saturday, October 2, Olga Abinader, Director of Environmental Review and Land Use Planning, led an event at Andes Public Library, 242 Main St, Andes, NY.  

This event, hosted by Women for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (WIDE), presents multicultural workshops for children aged 5 through 12.  Abinader shared her love and knowledge of Hispanic culture through stories, activities and music.  For more information on this event, please contact: wideny.org.

The 2020 U.S. Census showed that Hispanics and Latinos make up a fast-growing, multiracial group: In 2020, 62.1 million people identified as Hispanic or Latino — 18% of the U.S. population. That number had grown 23% since 2010. Comparatively, the U.S. population not of Hispanic or Latino origin grew just 4.3%, census data shows. Between 2010 and 2020, just over half of the total U.S. population growth — 51.1% — was due to growth among Hispanics or Latinos, per the Census Bureau.

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
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