Mano en Mano | Hand in Hand

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Education, Homeless & Housing, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 51 Main Street P.O. Box 573 Milbridge ME 04658 USA

Mission: “To build a stronger community in Downeast Maine by working with diverse populations to provide affordable housing and educational opportunities, remove barriers to health and social services, and advocate for social justice.”
Target demographics: Farmworkers and Latinos
Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 700 Latinos and farmworkers residing permanently in Downeast Maine. Also, approximately 2,000 migrant farmworkers during various seasons.
Geographic areas served: Washington and eastern Hancock Counties.
Programs: Educational Services & Scholarships Outreach & Community Events Affordable Housing
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EIN 01-0836208
(207) 546-3006
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mano en Mano is a great nonprofit because they are able to do so much with so little. The board, staff, director, community and volunteers are all totally committed to making Mano en Mano as successful as possible. By making Mano en Mano successful, we are making the families, students, and individuals we serve successful too. We are all working towards the day that our organization will no longer be needed.

Right now we provide educational support services, help with interpreting and translating, provide low-income housing, create opportunities for cultural expression and enrichment, and advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. And, we want to do more.

If the future, we hope to create an Educational Resource Center that will help individuals, students, families, and businesses find the resources that they need to be successful. Resources like classes for ESL, Spanish, home ownership, personal finance, and business development and individual instructional programs that can help students focus on the areas where they need the most help.

Supporting Mano en Mano can help make this happen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

As a teacher, I have seen the impact this organization has had on my students and their families. Students have more self confidence and more personal pride. Parents have better resources and are able to play a bigger role in their child's education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would continue to work hard at finding the best ways to help the community be more successful.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I found out about Mano en Mano while I was looking for a way to help support the diverse community in Milbridge, ME.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Outreach and educational support services.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Educational Resource Center

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first started working with Mano en Mano in the summer of 2010. I worked providing educational services to migrant youth working in Maine. During that summer, I experienced first hand the huge difference this organization made in the lives of the people that they served. Through Mano en Mano, many families are able to access services they would be not be able to otherwise. They can have an interpreter at a doctor's appointment. They have access to affordable housing. They are supported in their education with scholarships, GED classes, English classes, and tutoring. They can documents translated for them. Without Mano en Mano, many adults, children, and their families would have to face the difficult challenges of trying to be successful alone.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I work as a teacher in the local school and I know how much this organization means to my students and their families. My students are able to get help with homework and receive free tutoring. Their parents can attend free English language classes and are supported with interpreting and translating services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I will continue to support this organization in any way that I can so that it can continue to grow.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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