Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA) has been meeting the educational needs of low-income Latina women for nearly three decades, helping them build skills for full, self-sufficient lives. MUA’s mission is to provide a means for Latina women with limited education or English language skills to effect social, political, and liberating changes in their families, in their community, and consequently in society.
MUA moved to our new location on 54 Clayton Street in September 2007. We can renovate and occupy the site for $1M total.The building is located in Fields Corner, Dorchester and steps from the Fields Corner T stop. It has 8,900 square feet, with plenty of space for classrooms, administrative offices, the child care, and social services. The building will have a parking lot and off-street parking, as well as a playground/garden area for the children in the child care. We see the potential to form many promising partnerships with local community agencies and will have the capacity to open a licensed child care and to create a program to train mothers in workforce development activities. In the bigger facilities we anticipate serving 100 more students than at present, which will dramatically reduce our waiting lists. This project is enabling us to more effectively achieve our mission. To date we have raised nearly 50% towards the cost of occupancy and renovations. It is our goal to finish the capital campaign by 2011. If you or anyone you know is interested in lending support to this campaign, please contact us. Thank you for your commitment to our agency and MUA's future.