Mission: Adelante mujeres provides holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low income latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.
Programs: Early childhood educacin(ece) is an education program dedicated to serving toddlers and preschoolers who are the children of students enrolled in our adult education program. Research shows that early childhood education programs are the single most effective investment to prepare a child for the first day of school. Our ece program fills a critical gap of services in the community and helps lessen the disparity between latino children and their peers when entering school.
chicasyouth developmentis an innovative youth program empowering latina girls to develop their leadership potential, adopt healthy lifestyles, develop cultural identity and achieve academic success with high school graduation and college enrollment. Chicas holistically supports latina girls through bilingual after-school sessions, family support, and community involvement. This program involves the whole family through home visits, parent gatherings, and educational parenting workshops.
micro-enterprise: sustainable agricultureis a program dedicated to empowering and promoting small-scale sustainable latino farmers and gardeners. This program provides aspiring latino immigrant farmers and gardeners with the training and skills necessary to grow produce using sustainable methods and to successfully market their products. Empresas small business developmentsupports small and micro businesses through direct and indirect services in order to create a vibrant local economy and open up opportunities for all individuals to pursue their dreams. Through training, technical assistance, networking opportunities, and strategies for raising capital, empresas helps latino entrepreneurs launch successful and sustainable small businesses. Forest grove farmers market (fgfm) is a cross cultural, family focused community event focused on strengthening the local food system, economic vitality, and community identity. Forest grove farmers market provides access to fresh, local foods sold directly from the farmers to consumers and cultivates a space for sharing and celebrating cultural and community traditions. Forest grove farmers market (fgfm) is a cross cultural, family focused community event focused on strengthening the local food system, economic vitality, and community identity. Forest grove farmers market provides access to fresh, local foods sold directly from the farmers to consumers and cultivates a space for sharing and celebrating cultural and community traditions.
adult education is an education program dedicated to the empowerment of low income latina women to positively impact the entire family. Adult education provides a holistic education program to adult latina women, which includes coursework in english language development, mathematics, grammar, parenting, and conflict resolution. Espere(escuela de perdn y reconciliacin/school of forgiveness and reconciliation) is a six-week long workshop that trains individuals to manage conflict with compassion and understanding that leads to healthy, violent-free relationships.
I went to a board meeting of Adelante Mujeres and was deeply impressed by several things. One: the organization provides 91% of revenue to their programs. An overhead under 10% is phenomenal, and it works because everyone there is committed to serving their clients and running their innovative empowering programs. Two: young people spoke to the board, some of them volunteers and some young women being served by the organization's programs. In any case, the organization clearly values the voices of young adults, and especially young women. A young Latina explained to me how a year ago, she would not have been capable of addressing the board. Now she can describe an event she attended, speaking English, showing confidence and valuing her own experience.