MANA de Albuquerque, a chapter of MANA, A National Latina Organization is an all-volunteer driven 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to empowering Latina women to create a community of informed and active Latinas working to support the success of all Hispanics in the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area.
MANA de Albuquerque’s mission is “…to empower Latinas through leadership development, community service, and advocacy.”
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.
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.
Programs and Services
- LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - Develop our own leadership skills by doing the “work” that will transform MANA de Albuquerque into a recognized and respected advocacy organization.
- HERMANITAS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT - Offer Mentoring and Leadership Development training to young Latina girls that they will want to graduate and pursue higher education and career goals.
- SCHOLARSHIPS - Offer scholarships to Latinas entering or already enrolled in college.
- COMMUNITY ISSUES FORUMS - Engage Latina women in community dialogues through our “Community Issues Forums.”
- FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS - Serve as Freddie Mac Financial Literacy Consultants supporting Latina women in crisis to manage finances, understand credit, and make educated financial decisions.