We are...

MANA de Albuquerque...

... a chapter of MANA, A National Latina Organization.  We are an all-volunteer driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to creating a community of informed and active Latinas working together to support the success of all Latinos. MANA de Albuquerque’s mission is
“…to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.”
Thursday, August 21st
COLCHA-Stitching Our Past 
RSVP cenabq@cervantes.es

Our Goals

Empowering Latinas By...

... developing and delivering local programs and services, and by advocating (in partnership with MANA National and the other 23 MANA Chapters) on local, state and national issues.

Founded in 1985, MANA de Albuquerque members have generously contributed their time and skills providing services and advocating on behalf of Latinos. Many Hermanitas, mentored by MANA members, have graduated, completed college and moved on to successful careers. Some have returned to MANA de Albuquerque where, as members, they are now giving back.

Our History

Founded in 1974...

... as the first national Mexican-American Women's National Association, MANA, A National Latina Organization, is a 501(c)3 non-profit grassroots membership organization located in Washington DC . MANA's original intent was to provide a voice for Mexican-American women at the national, state and local levels. Since then, the organization has expanded into a diverse group of Latinas involved in political, social and professional fields across the United States. MANA, a leader in a movement committed to empowering Latina women, offers leadership development and mentor training to members of 24 local MANA chapters.


image Gain access to the national Latina market! Become a MANA personal or corporate sponsor. For more information, please contact the President, Martha Medina at fundvp@manadealbuquerque.org

Leadership Development

imageDevelop our own leadership skills by doing the “work” that will transform MANA de Albuquerque into a recognized and respected advocacy organization.

Fifty-First Legislature First Session, 2013 Senate joint Memorial 50


Offer scholarships to Latinas entering or already enrolled in college.

2014-2015 academic year Scholarship Applications now available!


2014 Scholarship Application

Financial Literacy Workshops

imageServe as Freddie Mac Financial Literacy Consultants supporting Latina women in crisis to manage finances, understand credit, and make educated financial decisions.

Hermanitas® Program

imagePersonal and Leadership Development - Offer Mentoring and Leadership Development training to young Latinas (11-18).  MANA de Albuquerque proudly recognizes the Wilhelmina Neat Coe, Peace Foundation 1957 Fund, Costance Zandstra Fund, State Farm, and ENLACE Statewide Collaborative and the for their support in making the 2011-2012 year a success!   Help us make 2012-2013 a success!    Click Here for an Application.

Click Here for a Brochure Click Here for Permission Form.

Congratulations 2013 Hermanitas- List of Participants

Community Issues Forums

image Engage Latina women in community dialogues through our “Community Issues Forums.

Federalis and the Role of Local Governance in the US-A Project for Yemen

U.S. Elections and the Political Process- A Project for Israel

Speakers Bureau

imageMANA members are available to speak on numerous topics including personal and career development and social issues to classrooms, educators, non profits organizations and community organizations.

Hispanic Heritage Month Press Conference

Keynote: Elisa Maria Sanchez

Become a Member

imageMANA members are Latina women living and/or working in the Greater Albuquerque Metropolitan Area who are committed to improving the quality of life for all Latinos in our community. Click here for a Brochure!


MANA Board Meetings for 2014-
Hispano Chamber- 1309 4th St.
5:00-6:00 p.m. -Diana Rael- 
August 5th, September 2nd, October 7th
November 4th, December 2nd 
November 9, 2014 2-4 PM
Artichoke Cafe
424 Central SE, Albuquerque



Calendar of Monthly Board Meetings

First Tuesday of the month-Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

5:30 p.m. 


Membership Meeting