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. MUAís 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.
the winter of 1979, while teaching residents how to set up insulation
material, a group of We-Can volunteers discovered that a great
number of Latinas did not know how to speak English. We-Can volunteers
gathered in a local church basement to teach English to low-income
mothers. Since our programís inception in 1979, we have helped
5,725 women and 1,200 children. To date, roughly 1,300 women
have obtained their GEDs; 3,200 women have learned English; 3,600
are working; 630 have enrolled in college; 550 have found housing;
and more. 1,075 children have gained readiness for school.
We look forward to many more years of improving
our communities and to help immigrant families realize a better
life in the US!
All classes and social services are free.