To provide holistic education and empowerment opportunities to low-income Latina women and their families to ensure full participation and active leadership in the community.
Bottom Line for Portland
Adelante’s holistic and culturally responsive approach to education is paying off: While Oregon has one of the worst high school dropout rates in the nation, its Chicas Youth Development students are not just completing high school, but 92 percent of them are pursuing higher education.
“I learned English, got my GED and learned how to help my kids with their homework. I learned to speak out loud in class and to trust my own voice. I gained confidence in myself.” —Hortensia Mandujano, Adelante Mujeres graduate
¿Por Qué No? will provide a free taco to all G!G donors to Adelante Mujeres and a $20 gift certificate to donors of $100 or more, and will match all donations of $150 or more, up to $5,000.