Adelante Mujeres means “women rise up”. We are working to build a more just society by empowering Latinas to lead. Our programs provide holistic education and empowerment opportunities to marginalized Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.
Bottom Line for Portland
Last year, more than 8,000 Latina women and their families engaged with Adelante Mujeres. Our Chicas Youth Development Program provides culturally responsive after-school programming to more than 500 girls ages 8 to18 in 19 schools with 20 sessions per week. One hundred percent of seniors in the program graduate high school, and 100 percent go to college.
“A lot of people expect so little [of Latina women]. I want women to keep studying to prove them wrong.”
—Isbeidy, Chicas participant
¿Por Qué No? will match every gift of $150 or more up to $5,000.