Maria Vizcarrondo-De Soto


First woman and Latina President of United Way of Essex and Hudson. She was the first Hispanic elected Essex County surrogate. She was Executive Director of ASPIRA Inc of NJ headquartered on Halsey Street. Moved to Newark in highschool and attended Arts High for the last year of highschool and Newark State College.

1969 Arts High Yearbook


Latinas Descatas 2005

Forgotten Puerto Rican heroines are remembered

“1993 Year In Review” Star Ledger

Maxine Lisboa Papers

Oral History

Maria Vizcarrondo Chosen President of Council of New Jersey Grantmakers – Insider NJ

Extensive Star Ledger coverage