The Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization advocating for Displaced Homemakers Centers and the women these centers serve, have recently partnered up with The Alexander Anderson Center for Real Estate Education in Hackensack, NJ to establish a program called the NJ Women in Real Estate Education Initiative.
This new program qualifies women to receive a grant to participate in a 6-week comprehensive program which offers training for multiple careers in real estate. The program also offers the licensing class required to become a real estate agent in New Jersey, Office Management and Transaction Coordinator Certification, Property Management Certification, and Field Work Internships.
The Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey: Helping Divorced Women in Transition Become Economically Self-Sufficient
“Our Centers help women find employment that meets their diverse family needs,” says Laura Troy, President of the Displaced Homemakers Network of New Jersey. The DHNJ offers services to Displaced Homemakers Centers across New Jersey. Their services include needs identification, case management, career assessment, training needs, job search services, workshops, and more.
One of their missions is to provide education and support services to women going through divorce or other life changes, many of whom have recently become economically self sufficient.
“Many of our clients are coming out of a divorce or have been working in the home for many years. They are looking for careers that enable them to be both the breadwinner and caretaker,” says Troy.
The goal of the program is to offer women who are in transition multiple different career paths in real estate to kickstart potential new careers.
The Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group: Freedom Through Real Estate
The Alexander Anderson Center Real Estate Group is a New Jersey brokerage offering residential sales, commercial sales, and property management, allowing program participants to learn about and participate in multiple different areas of real estate. They are also offering scholarships to cover a portion of the tuition, which is a great, one-of-a-kind opportunity for more women to take advantage of the unique program.
“We want to offer women the financial, personal, and emotional freedom that so many real estate career paths can provide,” says Eric Anderson, CEO of Alexander Anderson Real Estate Group and state director of the Center for Real Estate Education.
Anderson believes that there can be ‘Freedom Through Real Estate’, and that the real estate industry truly values diversity. “Real estate is a career path that doesn’t discriminate by age or gender. Many people decide to make real estate their second career just for that reason,” he says.
Noelle Frieson, director for the Center for Real Estate Education, states that this unique program hits close to home: “This program is close to my heart. As a recent divorcee, I understand having to reinvent your life and start anew. Real Estate was that fresh start for my family. Through this program, we are excited to provide the same to women across New Jersey.”
The two organizations held an Informational Launch Event in Hackensack on July 23.