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 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.