EFEBy Ruth E. Hernandez Beltran New York

Female day laborers seeking cleaning work in New York City homes often have similar stories to tell.

They are mostly undocumented Hispanics - some of them recent arrivals - who must wait for hours on the street and often are exposed to inclement weather and vulnerable to sexual harassment.

But a course on the use of apps and other technologies is offering hope for an improved quality of life for these women, 50 of whom became the first graduates of that program on Thursday.

Around 100 women, sometimes more, gather every morning in a small square at the corner of Marcy and Division avenues in a Hasidic Jewish neighborhood in the Big Apple borough of Brooklyn.